5 rounds for time:
15 back squats (135/95)
15 burpees

The foundation of what we do and what we want to accomplish physically is nutrition.  Rarely do we put as much emphasis on our 23 hours outside the gym as the hour we spend working out.  Take the time to solidify your nutrition and reap the benefits.

The foundation of what we do and what we want to accomplish physically is nutrition. Rarely do we put as much emphasis on our 23 hours outside the gym as the hour we spend working out. Take the time to solidify your nutrition and reap the benefits.

PR Your Life Challenge – Your Questions Answered

Read below for the details on the fall food challenge.  This has everything you need to know to understand the structure of this food challenge.

How long is the challenge?
6-weeks

What kind of food challenge is it?
It is a Paleo food challenge.   The Paleo way of eating mimics the way our ancestors ate before the invention of modern agriculture and among a few other specifics, excludes all dairy, grains, and legumes.

When does it start? 
It begins November 3rd.  Other important challenge dates are listed below.

October 20th – Sign-up Week (Sign-up Open MONDAY, spaces limited)
October 27th – Intake Week and Chalk Talks
November 3rd – Challenge Begins, 6am
December 13th – Challenge Ends, 6pm

How can I sign-up?
Sign-up will be available on MBO beginning Monday.

How does the food challenge work?
You will log every meal into a google doc for 6 weeks.  You will be assigned to a coach who will review your food log each day and give you feedback, suggestions, and help you learn to incorporate this style of eating into all areas of your life.  Athletes will be awarded points for compliance among other indicators.

Will there be a workout component to this challenge?
No.

Will there be an information session?
This challenge is a little bit different than past challenges as you have to commit BEFORE learning all of the details of the challenge.  If you choose to sign-up for the challenge, you will need to attend one of two information Chalk Talks.  The Chalk Talks will outline all pieces of the challenge and all resources will be distributed to participants.  You can choose to come to either of the following Chalk Talk times:

Thursday, October 30th at 7:00am
Sunday, November 2nd at 10:30am

What Can I Eat?
This is a straight up Paleo Challenge.  We’ll provide a food list of what Paleo foods are allowed.

What Can’t I Eat?
All grains, dairy, legumes, and extracted sugars are out.  While we won’t get lost in the details with this challenge, you will have to adhere to a provided list of approved foods.

What About Alcohol?
Alcohol will be allowed in specified quantities and types.

What About Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving Day will come with a separate set of allowances that will enable you to participate in any household feast without feeling socially awkward.  It will not be a free for all day.

Will there be a Zone component to this challenge?
No.

What About Halloween Candy?
You eat Halloween candy?  

How Much Does the Challenge Cost?
The challenge total cost is $218.

The lab work portion of the challenge will cost $98 for before and after tests paid directly to the lab.  This is the self pay price.

The resources, coaching, and food log assessment component of the challenge will cost $120.

In addition, athletes will have two methods for body fat testing – the standard dunk tank test that we have often used (for a fee) or a basic body fat scan (at a very little to no cost).