Paleo Challenge Coming Soon!

One partner rests....
One partner rests….

By now, you’ve probably seen the flyers posted around the gym or seen some of the updates come across the blog: the next Paleo Challenge is almost here! In short, the Paleo diet encourage us to eat like a caveman… eat real food. During the 6 week challenge, your goal is to consume only meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar. You’ll record your daily food intake and we’ll track some baseline measurements (weight, hips, waist), along with some benchmarks in the gym. At the end of the challenge, the goal is to be leaner, stronger and faster!

If you’ve been curious about trying the Paleo lifestyle, or maybe just looking for a new approach to your nutrition, this is an excellent opportunity to do so with the support of your fellow CrossFitters. Done a Paleo Challenge or two before? That doesn’t mean you should skip out on this one! Focusing on your diet for 6 weeks and tracking your food and performance can give you a better insight to how you are truly handling your nutrition. Maybe you’ve been cheating more than you thought! Still not convinced that this is for you? Check out the awesome results from our last Paleo challenge here.

For everyone interested in participating, we’ll be holding a Paleo Lecture on Thursday, March 27 at 7pm. We’ll go over the ins and outs of Paleo: what to eat, what to avoid, and why we eat the way we do. We’ll also cover the rules of the challenge and what will be required over the six weeks. Below are some important dates and information, so mark your calendars and get excited!

2014 Paleo Challenge Important Info & Dates
Buy-in: $20
Paleo Lecture: Thursday March 27, 7pm
Weigh-ins & Measurements: Tuesday April 1st and Thursday April 3, 5-7pm
Fran: Monday March 31
Max Clean & Jerk: Tuesday April 1
1 Mile Run: Thursday April 3
Christine: Friday April 4

To participate in the challenge and log your food and progress, you’ll need an active account on the CrossFit Southie member site. To set up an account, click here. At the bottom left, click “Request Access.” You’ll be prompted for an access code. Enter 02127, and you’ll be able to complete registration. If you plan on participating, please make sure you have an account set up before we take your baseline measurements and weight.

If you’re interested in participating in the challenge or attending the lecture, please click here to sign up. Get ready for a fun six weeks! We can’t wait to see your progress and transformations!

Skill WOD
Every minute on the minute for 10 minutes
Odd- 10 Handstand Push-ups
Even- 10 Toes to Bar

Level 2- 7 Reps
Level 1- 5 Reps

Rest 10 minutes

Conditioning WOD
Every Minute on the Minute for 20 minutes complete:
Odd- 250/200m on the Rower
Even- 10 Burpees

Level 2- 200/150m, 8 Burpees
Level 1 – 150/100m, 6 Burpees


  • Ryan Gould

    03/27/2014 @ 1:51 am

    WOD 1: Green Band HSPU’s, K2C (10 min AMRAP)
    WOD 2: L2 (200 m row, 8 burpees) 20 min AMRAP

  • Chelsea

    03/25/2014 @ 11:18 pm

    Tried to Rx the conditioning WOD. Set the bar way high for myself. Did 1 round Rx, laughed, and finished rounds with 150m rows and 10 burpees. Dead.

  • Kara

    03/25/2014 @ 7:35 pm

    Hspu, started at 7 moved down to 5. 10 TTB each round. 200m rows each round, then started with 10 burpees and moved to 8. This was a tough one.

  • Jason

    03/25/2014 @ 1:40 pm

    Skill WOD HSPU: were like Quigs’. TTB done despite the last week of seemingly hundreds of TTB.
    Conditioning WOD: rows were really tough, forced you to rest while doing the burpees, which is kind of funny. Got all the rounds in except 7-8, where the rows were clsoer to 200.

  • alden

    03/25/2014 @ 12:30 pm

    that was most definitely more awful than I thought it would be…nice job all

  • John Craft

    03/25/2014 @ 12:16 pm

    Also check out this nice paleo recipes

  • Mike Quigley

    03/25/2014 @ 11:46 am

    HSPU went 10-7-5-5-5. I’m happy with that – it’s progress.
    After about the 3rd minute I dropped down to 200m rows. That was a grind.

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