30 Sec Handstand Hold
15 Hang Power Cleans 45
15 Hang Power Cleans 135/95
Hand Stand Walk Practice
If you have a friend you would like to invite to the gym, if they join in January they will get the month of February free.
Please look at Monday's blog to view the rules of the January contest.
If any of you would like to order some pizza, maybe Messengers, on Friday after the 4:30 WOD please stay and we will have an impromptu Militia Box Christmas party. Bring some beers for you and some soda for your kiddos and we'll sit by the fire and eat some pizza. Please text me at 989-8307 if you plan on staying so I can. hang out with your Militia family before our week off from the gym. Then get ready to get back in here to kick it hard for the new year.
30 Hollow Rocks
NO YOGA FOR THE NEXT 3 WEEKS
THE GYM WILL BE CLOSED ALL NEXT WEEK FOR CHRISTMAS
Monday, Dec. 30 will be a normal day, Tuesday Dec. 31 (New Years Eve) will not have a 5:30 p.m. and Wed. Jan. 1st we will only have a 1:00. This will be the beginning of our contest.
CONTEST...Like last year it will be from Jan 1 to Valentines Day. You will choose a team, either Paleo, Zone, or 4-Hour Body. This contest is not about losing weight, it's about getting our diet under control. Whether you continue eating like this after the 6 weeks is through or not, you will walk away from it with the knowledge of what eating clean and focusing on your diet brings. Like I said, it's not about losing weight, but you will definitely lose weight.
*Please google these three diets and choose one.
*The first week of Jan. join a team, each day for 6 weeks you will put a stamp by your name on your team sheet if you have accomplished certain things...
***Sticking to your diet of choice
***Working out in our gym at least 5 days in the week
***Drinking 48 oz of water every day
***Taking a vitamin and Fish Oil every day
***Reading 6 chapters of the New Testament
***You are aloud 1 cheat day a week
***A bonus will be keeping track of your grams of sugar. We will play a little game of golf with your sugar intake. There will be a separate board for those who want to join in the game. Please keep your tally. The person with the lowest score wins.
***We will have a weekly challenge...I'm afraid to mention it because you all will leave....I mean forever....Fran Monday's. Every Monday. We will see how our good diet will improve our cardio and strength and Fran is the perfect workout to do this with. Plus if we do it 5 weeks in a row maybe hearing the name of "Fran" wont make us hyperventilate.
***On Valentines Day we will have a party and a WOD and the winning team will be announced.
U.S. Army First Sergeant Michael "Hammer" Bordelon, 37, of Morgan City, Louisiana, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), based out of Fort Lewis, Washington, died on May 10, 2005, from injuries sustained when a car bomb exploded near him in Mosul, Iraq on April 23, 2005.
He is survived by his wife Mila; children Mike Jr., Jacob, and Johanna; mother Dolores; and sister Doreen Scioneaux. BUY IN
10 MedBall Clean and Jerks
10 Ring Rows
5 Rounds (each for time)
5 Power Cleans 135/95
10 Front Squats 135/95
5 Jerks 135/95
6 Wall to Wall Runs
2 Toy Soldiers
2 High Knees
2 Burpee Sprints
3 Rep Max Front Box Squat
Setup a box that is just below your knee height, or a shorter box and stack some plates up to get the right height. Slowly descend until you are sitting on the box. If you notice in the above video he puts his entire weight on the box and sits back slightly. Then lean forward slightly to get the momentum to come up.
Workup slowly starting with an empty bar. Don't worry about setting PR just get to the heaviest 3 rep you can for today.
Once you've found your 3 rep max perform
5-5-5-5-5 at 90% of the 3 RM.
Lax Ball Hamstring Tack and Stretch
YOGA TONIGHT @ 6:30
Yesterday I shared about the importance of hormone balance in losing body fat. We do that through eating a proper diet of meat, veggies, fruit, and healthy fats. This is the most important aspect of losing body fat. But we can supercharge the results by increasing our basal metabolism.
Metabolism is basically our bodies process of converting food to energy and then using it to keep us alive. Think of it like an engine burning fuel to stay running. If you can get your engine to run a little faster and require a bit more energy to run then you'll use more energy throughout the day.
Often when people think about burning body fat they think they need to workout more. We can't workout all day, and as I mentioned yesterday our body uses the carbohydrate stored in our muscles and liver for fueling exercise anyway. So how do we supercharge our engine to burn more fat for energy throughout the day. A couple things.
1. Make sure our engine is running as efficiently as possible.
We have 4 metabolic pathways in our body. In simple terms it is like having 4 speeds on our human engine. These are the different ways our body accesses our stored fuel and uses it for energy. This is why our CrossFit workouts are constantly varied. We do short sprint workouts, we do intervals, we lift weights, and we workout for different lengths of time. Our body accesses fuel for energy differently based on the type of activity we're engaged in. So working all the metabolic pathways is important to keeping our engine running as efficiently as possible.
2. Build Muscle
Muscle is active tissue. It needs to fuel itself constantly. The more muscle you have the more energy you need to go about your day. You'll burn more energy just sitting at your desk, or sleeping. This is why we have heavy strength days. This is why they are important.
When you pair up the effects of diet that keeps our bodies fueled by fat and not carbohydrate and the increased burning of dietary and body fat due to increased muscle you can see rapid loss of body fat.
For any ladies that are concerned about getting "too big" or "mannish," don't worry. It's not going to happen. If you are eating the proper diet you'll be getting enough calories to support your life but not so much that you gain size. Remember you can gain muscle without gaining size, because muscle is more dense than fat. The women that are "mannish" work really hard to get that big. It's hard work to eat that much.
I'm assuming we'll be doing some sort of challenge at the beginning of the year, and thought that a little refresher on this info might be helpful. Remember this as you gear up to lose body fat, increase your fitness, or whatever your goal for the new year will be.
10 Ring Rows
Death by Pull-ups
1 Pull-up the first min
2 Pull-ups the second min
3 Pull-ups the third min
Continue until you can't complete the given reps for that minute. Score by the number of rounds completed.
CASH OUT 5 Min Squat Test
Accumulate 5 min in the bottom of an air squat.
There are two major components in the process for losing body fat. Notice I didn’t say losing weight. Once you start working out regularly and building muscle your weight becomes less important. This is because muscle is more dense than fat. Therefore you can pack more muscle into a smaller area. It is then possible to physically weigh more but have smaller physical dimensions.
The two parts to losing body fat are
1. proper diet
2. a higher basal metabolism
In this part I’m just going to address diet, and by diet I mean the foods we eat. I’m not referring to any named capital “D” Diet like Atkins, Zone, Paleo, Slow-Carb, etc.
The Science-y Stuff
We should start by understanding why and how our bodies store fat. We store food as body fat when our hormone levels are abnormal. The major offender is Insulin but Leptin and Glucagon are also very important. It’s important to keep these hormones in balance to keep from adding body fat.
Insulin is released when our blood sugar is elevated. Insulin takes the carbohydrate that has raised our blood sugar and stores it in our liver and and muscles. These 2 storage facilities have limited space. What happens when we keep our insulin levels elevated by eating processed carbohydrates like, sugar and wheat? Insulin keeps doing it’s job. It keeps finding places to store the energy you’ve eaten. But since it can’t store it as easily accessible carbohydrate because the muscles and liver are full, the carbohydrate is then converted to triglycerides and stored as body fat.
What to do
That’s how we get fat. We eat too much of the insulin elevating carbohydrates. How do we then change our diet to reduce body fat? A diet made up of primarily whole, real food, like meat, veggies, a little fruit, and clean fats keeps our insulin levels down and keeps our body running on fat instead of refined carbohydrate.
Our muscles and liver only store enough energy for about 90 min of high intensity work. The rest of the day our energy level should be support by fats. Some good sources of fat are, coconut, coconut oil, clarified butter, olive oil, olives, and avocado.
Once we move our bodies from relying on those refined carbohydrates and we get our hormones back in balance, our bodies become fat burning machines and our body fat begins to come off.
Fixing our diet is the most important part of losing body fat. Working out helps and I’ll discuss that in part 2. We lose body fat throughout the day. It’s a cumulative effect of having our hormones working properly and fueling ourselves with healthy fats.
4 Wall to Wall Skipping
2 High Knees
2 Toy Soldiers
10 Air Squat Tuck Jumps
LAX Ball Pec Smash
There will no longer be Saturday WOD's at 1:00. And this is the last week we will have 6:30 wod's.
Also, we will be having our January promo again. If you know of anyone who would like to try the gym, if they pay for January, they get February Free.