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For time, all strict:
5 handstand push-ups
10 one-legged squats, alternating
15 pull-ups
10 handstand push-ups
20 one-legged squats, alternating
30 pull-ups
15 handstand push-ups
30 one-legged squats, alternating
45 pull-ups
10 handstand push-ups
20 one-legged squats, alternating
30 pull-ups
5 handstand push-ups
10 one-legged squats, alternating
15 pull-ups

In CrossFit for sport and for fitness, we train hard.  But we also have fun.  And sometimes fun means jumping over hurdles.

In CrossFit for sport and for fitness, we train hard. But we also have fun. And sometimes fun means jumping over hurdles.  Go Abby.

It Starts With Breakfast

Way back in the day, I used to eat cereal for breakfast.  Every morning during college I would come home from swim practice and pour myself a nice big bowl of GoLean Crunch and fill the bowl with soy milk.  If you’ve ever had GoLean Crunch it’s like eating crunchy cardboard encased in honey, but it tasted really good to me back then.

Fast forward to today and you’re lucky to find a gluten-free grain on my plate ever (except for weekends when I go to the South Side Walnut Cafe because it has the best gluten-free pancakes ever invented and no one should go there without having one).

It wasn’t an overnight transition but over the past ten years I have moved from a processed food, laregly vegetarian based (not 100%), grain and soy filled diet to a 95% of the time Paleo Diet.  I’m stronger, leaner, and my blood work tells me I’m way healthier.

At Roots, we promote and encourage athletes to try a Paleo Diet.  Those that have look like badass ninjas walking around the streets of Boulder and through the shop.  The Paleo Diet is the way our modern ancestors ate before the advent of modern agriculture and it eliminates grains, dairy, legumes, and sugar from the diet (more on that in another post).  In short, we encourage you to eat meat, vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar.  But, we know it doesn’t happen overnight and for many athletes – it started with breakfast!

Do you eat a Paleo Diet for the most part?  What did your breakfast look like five years ago and what does it look like now?  Post to comments.