Posted on December 27, 2013
NorCal CrossFit Dec. 28th 2013
A blur of people and barbells at San Jose today!
NORCAL FUEL CHALLENGE
As we begin the new year we have an opportunity to start 2014 off with a commitment to improving our human performance. The starting point will be different for each one of you. Some of you eat strict paleo and have been doing so for years. Others adopt a 70/30 approach to paleo eating while some prefer a primal approach. Then there are those of you who are curious about what this whole paleo thing is all about but have no idea where to start. This year's NorCal CrossFit Fuel Challenge will have a place for all of you.
Dates: January 6th – February 5th, 2014
Entry Fee: $20 (paypal or by check the day of the kickoff)
This is not a weight loss competition. This challenge is a way to better health and promote optimal gene expression. In short, how to be more awesome!
**Kick Off at NorCal CrossFit Mtn. View on January 5!**
Step One. Choose an approach
Approach 1: (Preferred) Whole30
as outlined here
Approach 2: Choose a Level. Please note that the levels are cumulative. If you choose level 5, you are subject to numbers 1-5. If you choose level 8, you are subject to 1-8. Etc.
1. Eliminate all processed foods and refined and added sugar
2. Eliminate Grains/Gluten and Soy (includes corn & beer)
3. Eliminate Legumes, Beans and Lentils
5. Cook with animal fats/coconut oil
6. Eliminate starches (white potatoes, rice,)
7. Eliminate all dairy (heavy cream, butter)
8. Balance macronutrients at every meal (more on this at the kickoff)
In order to participate log your information here
by January 1
. You are highly encouraged to choose a partner who is also taking part in the challenge. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions.
Step Three. Set a baseline.
Pictures: Front and back view in athletic clothing or bathing suit
Measurements: waist circumference, hips, thighs, neck
Benchmark WODs to be performed between 10-12 on Jan 5th.
Adhere to the standards you set out for yourself as outlined above.
Maintain a food log (you will receive a link to the journal template once you register).
Wrap-up, Raffle, and Selection of Fuel Challenge “winners”:
We will meet again on Feb 8th for a wrap-up seminar where we will discuss how to use what you learned through the challenge as you transition back into “real life” after the challenge.
Everyone will receive a raffle ticket for participating and will be eligible for awesome prizes.
At the end of the challenge you will have an opportunity to submit a short write-up and pictures/stats to be considered as the Fuel Challenge “Winner”. We will select 3 finalists and the entire group will vote on Feb 8th when we meet for the wrap-up. The winners will receive cash prizes as well as other awesome gifts.
So, are you in?
WORKOUT FOR SATURDAY
Team workout created by your coach!