We returned late last night from our trip to Richardson, TX, where we pulled off three nutrition workshops in two different locations. We first visited John Marshall and his crew over at CrossFit Richardson, and then talked to two different groups at Becky Strahan’s The Mat Yoga Studio. The yoga workshops we conducted were by far the most challenging. Enter almost any CrossFit gym and you’ll find that, “grains, soy and beans aren’t actually healthy” is pretty old news. To a group of yogis, however, that is essentially brand new – and terrifying – information. […]
Dallas and I spent last Sunday with our friend Robb Wolf… and about a hundred nutrition-minded exercise enthusiasts, gym owners, and athletic coaches. We were all there for the inaugural Paleolithic Solutions Seminar, and to hear Robb’s fresh spin on the old CrossFit Nutrition “Certification”. We were hoping for plenty of new, relevant, practical material – everything from cortisol to cancer, insulin to infertility, medium chain triglycerides to metabolic derangement. We were praying that the two hours previously required for CrossFitters’ Zone block calculations didn’t make the cut. […]
I’ve been very lucky to have a physical therapist as my trainer. I’ve been aware of my own mobility, um, shortcomings for years now. My shoulders are all messed up from years of working at a desk, my hips don’t like to turn out because of who knows what, and my feet and ankles are starting to get cranky after a decade of 3-inch heels five days a week. We’ve been addressing these issues one at a time, as a supplement to my normal training routine. He does some PT magic on me, sure, but none of his “fixes” will take unless I take the initiative to maintain my newfound level of flexibility and range of motion. […]
We’re off to the Left Coast this morning, to get a sneak peek of Robb Wolf’s new Paleolithic Solution Seminar. He’s doing his first “invite only” gig at his Chico, CA gym (NorCal S&C) on Sunday, and we’re heading out to preview his new material, expand our base of science-y nutrition goodness and review the event for our readers. Last time we spoke, we asked Robb what kind of stuff he planned to cover in his new-and-improved seminar. […]
We’ve been on the road a ton, and that means making extra efforts when it comes to Eating Good Food. When we travel, we pre-package travel meals in glass storage containers, pack coolers full of ice to keep foods fresh, shop for lunch at the nearest healthy food market, and order the best available meats, oils and vegetables for dinner. It also means that when we get home, we put EXTRA effort into cooking high quality, high variety, fresh and balanced meals. […]
I have, it appears, completely forgotten how to clean.
The clean – power, especially – used to be my favorite Olympic lift. My squat clean PR is 115#. My power clean PR is… 115#. Weird, I know, but I’ve always had a good pull and a comparatively weak front squat, and dropping underneath a heavy barbell seems so much harder than simply standing up and catching it. […]
However, Dallas and I felt that as a registered CrossFit Affiliate, we needed take a formal position on recent events. We decided that Dallas would act as our official CrossFit Whole9 spokesperson, and issued a statement in response to Robb’s de-affiliation announcement. […]
A few times here on the blog, I’ve referenced “The Maureen Martone Rule.” (As in, “I haven’t dropped the f-bomb here since the inception of the Maureen Martone Rule”.) This story’s background proved to be one of the most important and defining moments in my life as a professional fitness coach, and one I’m happy to share here with you.
After a very stressful and uncertain week, I am really sad to report that our trip has been called off. The entire scenario was out of our hands, and the way things played out couldn’t be helped. Here’s the background.
Our flight out was dependent entirely on the Air Force, and ensuring we could secure a plane to get all seven of us and our cargo to Bagram. That having been said, as we were told several times… it ain’t like flying commercial. Planes come when they come, and they’re used for what is most important – and all of that can change at the drop of a hat. […]
Today’s Whole30 topic is travel food. What do you do when you hit the road? What kinds of foods do you bring, how do you keep things fresh, and how do you avoid eating nothing but jerky, fruit and nuts while traveling? Post your best tips, tricks, travel-friendly recipes and other Good Food guidelines to comments today. […]