Today marks the first day of the Nutrition Challenge.  See below for info

Today’s Workout:

  • Strength – 5 Sets – 7 Barbell High Pulls + 7 Barbell Press – Remember with the high pull the shoulders should not shrug and we want to drive the elbows up and back.  Always lower the weight slower than lifting it.
  • Conditioning – 3 Rounds For Time – “Bizarro Helen”
    • 120 Double Unders -( Sx = 2 min of attempts)
    • 21 Russian Kettlebell Swings (Sx = 44#/35# – Rx = 70#/53#)
    • 12 Handstand Push Ups (Sx = Dumbbell Push Press / Rx = Head To Ground / CRx = Deficit)
  • Finisher – 3 Sets – 100ft carry – 1 arm overhead + 1 arm front rack.  Alternate hands after 100ft.  Complete three times.

CrossFit 908 – Winter 2018 6-Week Nutrition Challenge –

CrossFit 908 challenges you to eat, sleep, hydrate, and exercise well for six weeks (Paleo or Macros) (Jan 22 – March 4). We know how hard you all work in the gym, so why not work just as hard on your nutrition?  Fueling your body with proper nutrition is the key to getting to your fitness goals quicker.  We’ll be offering two different nutrition approaches for this challenge:  Paleo which is more of a food-quality approach to nutrition.  Think whole foods style diet avoiding grains, dairy, and sugar.  The Macros approach to nutrition focuses on the quantity of food you are eating and what the breakdown of that food looks like between carbs, fats, and protein.  You will have to weigh and measure your food for at least the first few weeks until you gain an understanding of what the macronutrient breakdown is of the foods you commonly eat.  We have had people have great success with both approaches.  It is up to you to see what approach will fit your lifestyle better.

Challengers will be partnered up in teams of two. You can select your partner, as long as it is not your significant other/spouse or you can email erin@crossfit908.com to get paired up with another 908er. As a team you will report your daily points on the Facebook group as well as your scorecard at home. Yes, we will all be able to see each other’s daily scores and help each other stay accountable. We know you like to be pushed, so we will push you. We are stronger together!

Need a Coach?

Nutrition coach Christina will be offering for those interested an initial consultation where she will calculate your macros based on your goals, do your initial weigh-in, and take body measurements.  She will also do a check in halfway through the challenge and adjust macros if needed, as well as a weigh-out and final body measurements.  The cost is $50 and spots are limited, so email christina@crossfit908.com if you are interested.  Stina will be gone for 2 weeks tarting 01/25, so contact her now if you still want her help!

How Does it Work?

Each challenger will get his/her own Spreadsheet Scorecard to record daily points in four areas: Nutrition, Hydration, Exercise, and Sleep. You will score yourself between +3 – 0 in nutrition and either +1 – -1 in the three other categories: Sleep, Hydration, & Exercise.

Daily scores must be self-reported by teams on the Facebook group as well as your home spreadsheet. Completed spreadsheets must be emailed to erin@crossfit908.com by end of day on Tuesday, March 6th.

What resources do I have?

Score Sheet/Rules: download here

Food: Kettlebell Kitchen is a food service that cooks both paleo friendly meals and macro friendly meals. All KBK meals are approved for the challenge. Order from Kettlebellkitchen.com.  Use discount code “CF_908” for 10% off orders through 2/25.

Supplements: We encourage you to keep your focus on eating whole foods.  We will allow each challenger to have one protein shake of their choice post workout.

Facebook Event Group to exchange recipes, inspiration, Q&A

Are there Prizes?

Grand Prize (1 Team): Each member of the winning team will receive a free unlimited month to CF 908.

To join, email erin@crossfit908.com by Sun 01/21 with your current weight & nutrition plan choice

Optional & Encouraged – Before and after photos of you from the front, back, & side.