Increase the Fat, Increase Paleo Friendly Carbs around Workout Times, Increase your Energy

Oct 1st, 2014

Category: CrossFit

Increase the Fat, Increase Paleo Friendly Carbs around Workout Times, Increase your Energy

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Attention all Paleo Challengers!!! Attention all Paleo Challengers!!! Feeling lethargic? Not experiencing that extra push in the late rounds of a WOD? Don’t worry, I’ve got the solution, eat paleo friendly carbs around workout times and increase your dietary fat outside of workout times.

Yes, the Paleo diet is great because it prevents us from over eating simple carbohydrates. But in doing so, we are consuming fewer calories and automatically less fuel for our WODs. By eating paleo friendly carbs (sweet potatoes, fruit, coconut water, etc..) before working out, we ensure that these carbs fuel our workout. By consuming these carbs immediately after our WOD, they are used to aid our muscles cells in recovery as opposed to being stored away as body fat.

Outside of workout times, the consumption of high glycemic carb, even if they happen to be Paleo friendly, are likely to be stored away as fat when eaten alone or in excess. Instead, during these times, increase the amount of healthy fats you (avocado, olive oil, nut butter) consume to the point where you feel as if you are back to yourself crushing WODs. And be sure to enjoy shedding that body fat at the same time!

Strength
Back Squat
2-2-1-1-1

WOD
3 rounds
60 Double Unders
30 Wallballs (20,14)
20 Deadlifts (185,115)

Level 2- (155,105)
Level 1- (115,75)

Mobility Class:
Hamstrings + Calves

DISCUSSION 2 Comments

  1. Brian M. Maser 10/01/2014 at 1:36 pm

    Squats yesterday w/ Frawls so did box squats w/ chains (155#, 8×2). 11:42 Rx on the WOD.

  2. Frawls 10/01/2014 at 12:15 pm

    Squatted heavy yesterday so worked on box squats at 155# with chains. WOD – 12:46 Rx. As usual, wall balls killed me but getting better.