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Toilet Paper and Fitness Professionals

By April 26, 2013No Comments

Have you ever been shopping for toilet paper or paper towels.  I stopped into a store yesterday to buy toilet paper.  This should’ve been the easiest task in the world right?….. wrong!  I figured, ‘I think we use Charmin, so I’ll just go and grab some,’ but wait, which package do I buy.  They have the most confusing packaging in the world.  All I kept seeing is 12 rolls equals 36 rolls, 14 rolls equals 28 rolls, 4 rolls equals 100 rolls (maybe I’m exaggerating a bit on this one), but you get my point.  It made it impossible to figure out exactly what I was buying and who had the best deal.  I think that’s why they do it.  They try to frustrate people so much, that they just say to hell with it an just pick up whatever is in front of them.  I’m not sure if that’s a great marketing plan, but they keep doing it, so it must be working.

As I was standing there, I started thinking that choosing a fitness professional, or at least choosing which path to take can be just as confusing.  Do you remember when anything with fat in it was the enemy?  How about carbohydrates aren’t they the devil now? God forbid you consume some cholesterol.  What about healthy whole grains, oh wait it needs to be gluten free!  Sometimes it makes me want to bang my head against a wall, and this is my field of expertise.

So which one is it?  Here’s the skinny (pun intended!).  The answer is……. it depends!  I know, I know, you were looking for the key to the universe, but the truth is I can’t give it to you.  The reason being because the needs of an individual change according to that individual.  Many factors come into play including, body composition, goals, athletic pursuits, auto immune issues, allergies, etc.  The list can go on for days.  While we can give extremely general guidelines like eat meats and vegetables, when you get more specific than that it helps to talk to someone who knows what they are talking about.  This is where a coach comes in handy, and not some fly by night personal trainer, or even many CrossFit coaches.  Find someone with the education and background to back up what they are saying.  This will lead you in the right direction and help get you a more personal nutritional recommendation.  

In the meantime, the Paleo Solution is a good place to start.  When you want to take it to the next level….. let me know.

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4-26-13 WOD

Strength:

BP 

1 x 5; 1 x 5+ 

Front Squat 

1 x 5; 1 x 5+

Met Con:

Level 3

Snatch touch and go x 2 

Muscle Ups x 2 

AMRAP 10 minutes

Level 2 

Snatch touch and go x 2

Pull ups x 3

Push ups x 3

AMRAP 10 minutes

Beginner/ Level 1

High hand snatch x 2

Pull ups x 3

Push Ups x 3

AMRAP 10 minutes