Paleo Challenge January 8th- Feb 26th

Dec 21st, 2011

Category: CrossFit

Paleo Challenge January 8th- Feb 26th

This year we will be offering an 8 week paleo challenge leading up to the CrossFit Open.  There will be a $20.00 buy in for the paleo challenge and this money will be given to the winners! Please sign up at the desk if you are interested in particpating.The official start date for the challenge is January 8th, which is a Sunday. The week leading up to the start of the challenge: Tuesday the 3rd-Sat the 7th will be our benchmark and preparation time. If you are a 2x/week member and are participating in the challenge, you are welcome to come for an extra day to complete all of three of your benchmarks. Here is what to expect that week:

Tuesday, January 3rd

  • FRAN!
  • 7PM Lecture in the back of Southie Green on the Paleo diet and the Challenge Details

Wednesday, January 4th

  • 1 RM Clean and Jerk
  • Baseline measurements  (weight, circumferences, and picture) AM- Christina, PM- Amy

Thursday, January 5th

  • “Christine” 3 rounds 500m row, 12 BodyWeight Deadlifts, 21 Box Jumps
  • 7 PM Paleo-zone lecture and details about involving the method to the challenge

If you cannot come one of these days you can make it up on Friday at some point or during the open gym on Saturday. We will be using the online tracking system that we used during the 30 day challenge again. During the 8 week challenge you will get 100 points at the beginning of each week. Every time that you cheat you will subtract 5 points/serving. You will earn +3 points back for WODing or doing an equally worthy workout, such as running, biking, swimming, hiking, ect. You will also earn +3 points for doing 20 minutes of mobility in addition to  what is done in class. Taking the mobility class, yoga, and massage visits do count! The idea is to stay at or above 100 points each week. Even if you have one bad week, you start with a fresh 100 the next! The winners will be decided looking at the final point total, measurments, and the benchmark WODs.

There will be a paleo challenge sign up sheet on the desk. If you are interested in participating please try to sign up before the end of the month. Get excited! $20 entry fee if you want to be included in consideration in the prize pool.

Power Snatch

5 Rounds
10 Power Snatches (75,55)
7 Overhead Squats
4 Snatch Balances

L2 (65/45) / L1 (55/35) – 5 rounds of 10 Power Snatches & 10 Overhead Squats
ADV (95/65)


  1. Lil John 12/22/2011 at 3:39 pm

    PS-195 x 2
    WOD: 10:22 Rx

  2. Jaime 12/22/2011 at 1:36 am

    Ladies night!
    PS-90×2 95×1
    wod: 7:53 Rx
    trying to keep up with the other 2 beasties

  3. Andrea 12/22/2011 at 1:00 am

    Paleo power couple!!!

    power snatch- 95×2
    wod- 7:11rx

  4. sarahp 12/22/2011 at 12:35 am

    super stoked for paleo! i hope there is a cash prize so daniel can spend his winnings on his best girl.

    power snatch – 120 x 2, pr
    wod – 7:14 rx

  5. Jaime 12/21/2011 at 3:47 pm

    hahahah Daniel! This is ALL yours! Hopefully I will snag 2nd!
    Hitting this wod with the ladies at 530pm, am endurance wod
    5x400m (run) repeats with weighted vest
    fastest 1:46, slowest 2:00

  6. Joe 12/21/2011 at 2:41 pm

    YES! Daniel, love the swag. You’re going to kill the challenge.

    P-Snatch: 155×2
    WOD: 10:36 Rx

  7. Crowley 12/21/2011 at 2:21 pm

    After bailing the last two paleo challenges I’m definitely in this time.

    Power snatch: 145 x 2
    WOD: 9:32 rx

  8. Daniel 12/21/2011 at 3:43 am

    Let me apologize to you all in advance. This Paleo Challenge is MINE!!!!

    Who’s going for 2nd place?

    Yup, I just threw the motherfucking gauntlet down.

    BRING IT!!!!

  9. Alec 12/21/2011 at 1:49 am

    Ahh yeah paleo challenge!

    I really recommend anyone who’s on the fence about trying paleo to give it a real go for the challenge. Even though I’m a gung ho paleo guy and that’s basically how I eat I some some good results from the challenge last year in really cleaning up my diet.