Friday, March 14

Now that we are well into the Paleo Challenge most of you are seeing some results. Maybe you have noticed your clothes fitting differently or maybe your tightened up the belt a little. These are great indicators that you are doing the right thing. But one thing you may not have seen is the scale going down. We are here to tell you that's ok! Your weight may be the least important metric during the challenge. If you are working out hard and eating the right things you are probably developing more muscle, maybe for the first time, and at this point we all know that muscle is more dense than fat. So a pound of muscle is much smaller than a pound of fat. That means you can weigh the same (or more) and look smaller. 2014-02-19-densethanfat.jpg

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Notice below how men and women look very different at different body fat percentages. Let's have a realistic approach to what we are doing and know what we want to accomplish. Women naturally carry twice as much body fat as men and that is completely normal and OK. Make sure you are educated on what these numbers mean and what they look like. And be careful about comparing yourself to others.

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Check out this article on the 1,200 calorie myth and how building muscle is important for everyone to be healthy and have a healthy looking body.  The article also addresses how marketers attack us with low calorie messages every day, even though low calorie may not be good for us at all. There are a lot of interesting points in

Workout for Friday, March 14 OPEN WORKOUT 14.3

MEN - includes Masters Men up to 54 years old Complete as many reps as possible in 8 minutes of: 135-lb. deadlifts, 10 reps 15 box jumps, 24-inch 185-lb. deadlifts, 15 reps 15 box jumps, 24-inch 225-lb. deadlifts, 20 reps 15 box jumps, 24-inch 275-lb. deadlifts, 25 reps 15 box jumps, 24-inch 315-lb. deadlifts, 30 reps 15 box jumps, 24-inch 365-lb. deadlifts, 35 reps 15 box jumps, 24-inch

WOMEN - includes Masters Women up to 54 years old Complete as many reps as possible in 8 minutes of: 95-lb. deadlifts, 10 reps 15 box jumps, 20-inch 135-lb. deadlifts, 15 reps 15 box jumps, 20-inch 155-lb. deadlifts, 20 reps 15 box jumps, 20-inch 185-lb. deadlifts, 25 reps 15 box jumps, 20-inch 205-lb. deadlifts, 30 reps 15 box jumps, 20-inch 225-lb. deadlifts, 35 reps 15 box jumps, 20-inch

Skill Work: Kipping, bar muscle up, pullups