A'S Game - Come join the fun!

Sunday Sept 7th at 1:05pm A's baseball game "CrossFit Day" at the stadium.
Tickets $22
WOD before the game that we get to watch including Neal Maddox, Wes Piatt, Gabe Subry, Margaux Alvarez, Chyna Cho, Ben Alderman, and our own Miranda Oldroyd, and Camille Leblanc. The wod will start at 10am.
If our gym has one of top 20 most people attending, we get to pick a person to compete in the wod with them.
Redwood City and Mtn View already have over 40 people signed up amongst the two gyms.
Money must be collected by noon THIS FRIDAY.
EMAIL SAM samstarlin@hotmail.com if you are interested!

LABOUR DAY SCHEDULE: Each gym will have a noon class ONLY! Sat/Sun schedule as usual.

Schedule Change at RWC - NEW Class Times! Starts Sept 2nd!

Monday - Thursday  4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm and Prep Course at 6pm.

Friday 4pm, 5pm, 6pm. 

Additional 6pm Class starting at Santa Clara on 2nd September (Mon-Thurs)!

Summer Wrap up Challenge!

HERE are your teams!

More Challenge info HERE

Even MORE info HERE

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 


Posted on November 24, 2013


NorCal CrossFit Nov. 25th 2013

 

 
 

Syed at a recent trip to the MLK Memorial in DC. What a great quote!

Should We Stress the Salt??

Many people have heard that adding salt to your food can kill you, and STRICT Paleo-dieters might cut it out entirely. Some doctors might go as far as saying salt can cause water gain and high blood pressure, which can lead to heart failure, heart attack and stroke. But there is far more to consider when making a decision to cut out this mineral all together! Hear me out for a second, though, as there is a lot to consider, and this article does a great job of breaking down the myth.

There is actually a physiological role that salt plays in the human body and a basic dietary requirement for all humans. There are also some serious potential negative health consequences of restricting salt unnecessarily, especially for those of us who do CrossFit and sweat A LOT. Not all salts are created equal, however, so when you are choosing you salts, pick wisely! Sea salt and other commercially available natural salts have been shown to contain a higher trace mineral content than refined table salt. Regular table salt is heavily processed, generally devoid of trace minerals, and commonly contains undesirable additives such as anti-caking agents like sodium silicoaluminate or sodium ferrocyanide.

We want our salts just like our other foods – as clean as possible! The article finishes on a strong note, as Dr. Kresser explains, “Hundreds of studies have been conducted on salt intake, and a consistent pattern has never been established for sodium’s role in a variety of negative health outcomes. At a minimum, it seems absurd that so much time, energy, and money is spent on trying to reduce the amount of salt that Americans eat, considering how weak the evidence is on this issue… Ultimately, my perspective is that adding unrefined salt to a whole foods Paleo diet is perfectly healthy. By limiting grains and processed foods, the amount of sodium in your diet will already be drastically reduced as compared to the standard American diet. A bit of salt can make certain healthy foods, particularly bitter vegetables, far more palatable. 

Considering the evidence I’ve presented in this series, I believe that salt restriction for the general population is not only unnecessary, but potentially dangerous.”As with all suggestions we NorCal coaches make, the best way to decide what works is to try it! Take salt out… how do you feel? How is your performance? Add it back… it’s all about trial and error and finding out what works best for you.

- Coach Laura

Workout for Monday:

Front Squat 3-3-3

OH Squat 1-1-1

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Tabata your coaches choice!

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A'S Game - Come join the fun!

Sunday Sept 7th at 1:05pm A's baseball game "CrossFit Day" at the stadium.
Tickets $22
WOD before the game that we get to watch including Neal Maddox, Wes Piatt, Gabe Subry, Margaux Alvarez, Chyna Cho, Ben Alderman, and our own Miranda Oldroyd, and Camille Leblanc. The wod will start at 10am.
If our gym has one of top 20 most people attending, we get to pick a person to compete in the wod with them.
Redwood City and Mtn View already have over 40 people signed up amongst the two gyms.
Money must be collected by noon THIS FRIDAY.
EMAIL SAM samstarlin@hotmail.com if you are interested!

LABOUR DAY SCHEDULE: Each gym will have a noon class ONLY! Sat/Sun schedule as usual.

Schedule Change at RWC - NEW Class Times! Starts Sept 2nd!

Monday - Thursday  4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm and Prep Course at 6pm.

Friday 4pm, 5pm, 6pm. 

Additional 6pm Class starting at Santa Clara on 2nd September (Mon-Thurs)!

Summer Wrap up Challenge!

HERE are your teams!

More Challenge info HERE

Even MORE info HERE