Friday, April 30, 2010

Classes starting at the SYS

So we have worked things out to start training CrossFit at the SYS! We are really excited about training here as the SYS is a great facility and very much community oriented.

Our schedule, starting Monday 5/3 will be:

MWF 6:15 am
Tues Thurs 7:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 (first Saturday class will be 5/15)

We hope to add additonal class times as our membership grows. If you have other times that you would like to train, please let us know and we will take into account as we expand the schedule.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ido Portal Workshops This Summer

We are currently working on organizing aworkshop series this summer with Ido Portal. If you don't yet know about Ido, check out his blog, and these clips that demo some of what he does.

Ido's training includes capoeira, gymnastics, handbalancing, equilibre, acrobatics and more. Dude is just superhuman. But he has achieved his abilities through dedicated training. And so can you.

Stay tuned for more details on the event.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Perfectly paleo-primal

Ah yes... This is the benefit of preaching paleo primal eating to your
family and friends... when they finally become converts you get to eat
great food like this meal my brother and sister in law whipped up this
weekend... Perfect primal fuel.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Michael Pollan at Bioneers

Monday, April 12, 2010

Food! 2

So on Sunday night, we ate leftovers from friday nights P2 Cubano Dinner. The chicken had been a bit balnd on Friday so I had out it back on the stove, added some more spice blend, and let it cook until it was "in stracci", or shredded. So much better.

Guac is a must for this meal. And I decided to experiment with the pico de gallo by using the same trick that i used for the mashed sweet potatoes, adding some coconut milk and curry. i also added a biut more cilantro and a drizzle of toasted sesame oil. It truned it into a sort of latin-asian fusion chutney kind of deal, and it was delicuous. I might have to do this everytime I make pico.

The scond pick shows that added some sour cream and grated cheese. Not exactly paleo, but not the worst thing you could. It is an undoubtedly delicuous addition, but it is not necessary by any means. The combination of the spicy chicken, the creamy guacamole, and the tangy fusion pico really hits the spot.

What's on our bookshelf


Friday night's dinnner was straight out of my previously posted Ben's P2 Cubano Dinner...given my penchant for coconut milk of late, i kicked the sweet potatoes up a notch by mashing them with some coconut milk and curry. Off the hook good!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Strawberries and Cream, P2 style

this is another dish in my paleo-primal (p2) dessert series.

in a certain regard, the idea of a paleo or primal dessert seems like an oxymoron to me. this is my own personal issue, stemming from the fact that paleo-primal eating and lifestyle has really saved my life. I was a sugar junkie and was metabolically deranged, the full deal syndrome X. Crossfit+paleo+primal+zone zapped the syndrome x in the matter of a few months, and, as is to be expected, I feel, perform, and look better, I am better...and this all because paleo really helped me get my sugar jones under control.

So I have, in my mind, separated "paleo" from the concept of "dessert". But hey, you have to kick your heels up every once in awhile, as our favorite nurtition guru Robb Wolf would say. And I am trying to get better at kicking myself heels up with out totaly falling off the wagon, and with minimal detriment to my ongoing nutrition goals.

So this is a simple dish that I have been whipping up frequently in the past few weeks. Other people have probably done this before, but I sort of stumbled on it for myself and was very happy with the results:

2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced

1can coconut milk

1 tsp vanilla

I really like to jack uo the vanilla content, the ideal thing would be to grate whole vanilla bean on top. If you're feeling wild and crazy, sprinkle a bit of cinnamon.

I'm thinking next time I might add some raspberries and blackberries to the mix.

I have also been using a simliar mix in some post workout shake (don;t go crazy on the shakes folks, stick to solid food!, only occasional PWO shakes):

p2 strawberry blast

2cup frozen strawberries (or mixed berries)

1 cup coconut milk

approx 2 "scoops" whey protein

1 tsp vanilla

combine in blender and blend until smooth and frothy

Monday, April 5, 2010


Buy in:
Row 1k

WOD: 15min amrap:
3 muscle-ups
5 kip-ups
7 cleans 155 lbs

3 rounds
Row 200 m
Rest as needed between sprints

Parkour Training on the Bridgeport Ferry

Check out my girl W training some rail vaults.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Saturday morning Ladies Club

HG, AH, and LB teamed up for a Saturday morning WOD:
3 rounds of 45 sec work/15 sec rest of squats, sit-ups , box step-ups,
ring rows, and kettlebell swings,
Good job ladies! Big props to HG for hangin' tough on her 1st official
Crossfit WOD!

Making a connection

Shout out to my new CrossFit pal Eric C who dropped by for a WOD
today. Eric tackled MacGee, today's mainsite WOD. Nice work Eric, hope
to have you back soon.

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