Archive for May, 2012
Diet is extremely important to me and diet is an endless work-in-progress. As I learn new things, I make adaptations. I do not yet know it all; therefore, I am constantly evaluating and assessing new information and experiences. As we all should.
My diet works for me. I love it. I feel like a million bucks every single day that I don’t break it. A night of beers and some fries won’t affect me too badly, but two days or more of garbage in a row and I feel awful, and my athletic performance takes another 2-3 days to recover. Below is what I ate yesterday (and at the end, today’s food so far). I don’t always eat perfectly like this but I do most days.
No, not the final frontier – just the frontier. We’re not moving to space, at least not yet. But when humans begin sending out space colonies, I might opt to get off this planet filled with over 7,000,000,000 crazy people.
The quote below is by CrossFit founder, Greg Glassman. It’s the most concise summary I’ve seen regarding how to achieve ‘world class fitness.’ I know there is a dearth of information about nutrition on my blog, so I chose to share this quote. Nutrition is extremely important to me, though this blog does not reflect the fact.
Coach Glassman’s words were intended to describe achieving Olympic-level fitness. Turns out, it’s the same recipe for general health and well-being.
But I can’t make you read it.
And I can’t make you change your behaviors.
You have to do that.
“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.”
-CrossFit founder, Greg Glassman