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In CrossFit, Nutrition

February 01, 2013

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Russ Laraway explains why he believes CrossFit literally saved his life.

In 2005, a doctor told me my blood pressure indicated I was looking at a possible stroke before the age of 40. After years of taking medication, I found CrossFit and am now completely off blood-pressure drugs.

It seems a drastic, dramatic and exaggerated statement to say CrossFit saved my life, but there are two reasons why it is… Continue Reading

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Spaghetti and Meatball Cupcakes

By Shirley Brown and Alyssa Dazet

In Kids, Nutrition

January 21, 2013

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With words like “spaghetti” and “cupcake” in its title, how can this recipe be nutritious?

It turns out there are always sneaky and smart ways to make fun foods healthier. There’s nothing cake-y about these cupcakes, but your kids will love calling them cupcakes.

And spaghetti? No way! But spaghetti squash? Yes way.

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Food for Thought

By Chip Johnston

In Nutrition, The CrossFit Life

January 17, 2013

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Nutrition is a key part of CrossFit, but many trainers shy away from discussing eating habits. Chip Johnston thinks that’s a huge mistake.

We often say in CrossFit, “Nutrition is the foundation.”

Everyone—even people who don’t do CrossFit—has experienced a situation where nutrition positively or negatively affected his or her physical or psychological performance.

We ask our athletes a host of questions when they enter our affiliates. Do you have any injuries? What is your… Continue Reading

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Caveman Vs. Zone

By E.M. Burton

In Nutrition

January 04, 2013

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E.M. Burton prepares an athlete’s meaty dream dinner, then shows how to put it into the Zone.

“We’re all just one meal away,” someone said to me early in my training. I found the idea quite heartening. No matter what you ate yesterday, you’re only one meal away from having balanced blood-sugar levels.

The idea that each and every meal could be so important struck me. I wondered if we thought that way more often, wouldn’t we put in more effort to… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

November 29, 2012

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Nick Massie, a career chef who runs PaleoNick.com, shows you how to prepare shepherd-style beef tongue tacos—without the tacos.

“The cow tongue is a delicacy. Definitely a delicacy,” he says.

Massie starts with the tongue in a large stainless-steel tub partially filled with water, which he brings to a boil after adding bay leaves and salt and covering it with aluminum foil. Next, he cooks it in the oven at 320 F for 5… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

November 26, 2012

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Competitors should have a plan for their grub during competitions, Matt Chan says at this CrossFit Competitor’s Course held at CrossFit Park City.

Part 4 was originally published as a resource during the CrossFit Games season and is presented here in sequence with the other parts of the series.

“You should be able to tell somebody (what you’re eating), rather than showing up to the Home Depot Center (without) a clue and you’re… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos, Nutrition

November 22, 2012

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Matt Chan explains how to create a baseline Zone Diet plan for competitive athletes and how to intelligently deviate from it in this video shot at a CrossFit Competitor’s Course at CrossFit Park City.

Only 10 percent of CrossFit Games athletes say they weigh and measure their food, Chan notes in Part 1.

“Now you may say, ‘Oh, I guess that’s not important.’ But in my opinion what that says to me is that 90… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

November 16, 2012

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During this Paleo potluck, Juli Bauer demonstrates how to cook creamy chicken casserole.

“(I am) showing people how to make an easy Paleo meal and make it delicious,” says Bauer, who runs PaleOMG.com.

The ingredients: broccoli, cauliflower, olive oil, chicken thighs, garlic, white onion, vegetable broth, coconut milk, salt, pepper and mushrooms.

Bauer begins by roasting bite-sized pieces of broccoli and… Continue Reading

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