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(E 3/4) Compare to 2.21.11 and 2.14.11

Erica N. hitting 210

Paleo Challenge Finale!

Tomorrow is the last official day of the Paleo Challenge.  Tremendous work by all involved.  We've heard amazing tales of increased performance, weight lost, pants thrown out, and better energy levels.  For those of you who have made it all the way to the end your write-up and "after" photos are due in by the end of tomorrow March 1st.  In your end-of-Challenge wrap-up please include a through rundown of your experience, results and your adherence to your initial Plan of Attack.  As best as possible please try and replicate the angles from your "before" pictures. 

Please send your photos and write-up to info(AT)crossfitsouthbrooklyn.com with the subject line "Paleo Results."  Winners will be announced at the Paleo Potluck and Post-Challenge party this Saturday, March 5!

Remember here's what's at stake!

Top Male and Female each receive:
1) 2 months of 5x/week membership
2) A Lululemon "Fit and Function Session" valued at $100
3) A steak from Grazin' Angus Acres valued at $40

2nd place Male and Female:
1) $300 cash
2) $50 gift certificate to Bierkraft
3) A steak from Grazin' Angus Acres valued at $40

3rd place Male and Female:
1) $150 cash
2) A steak from Grazin' Angus Acres valued at $40

Best of luck to everyone!

Paleo Potluck and Post-Challenge Party

This shinding is to celebrate the end of the Paleo Challenge and to commemorate CFSBK's first year on Degraw St!  After the great turnout and excellent meals prepared for the first potluck we're very excited to have another event at SBK for you all to show of your skills.  Festivities will start at 6pm and all are welcome to attend whether you were involved in the Challenge or not!  All dishes should be Paleo (Don't be the guy/gal that brings Papa John's) and if you need suggestions or ideas check here for some suggestions.

Please RSVP to info(AT)crossfitsouthbrooklyn.com and include your number of guests what you're bringing for a dish. We look forward to seeing you all there.


For those of you finishing up the Paleo Challenge today where to next?  Are going to stick with it? Make any adjustments?  Go back to the modern ways or maybe give the twinkie diet a try?


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Reader Comments (12)

Nobody should do this. But I still want to see it in person.

February 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMalcolm
Last official day? Today's day 59 of the 60 day challenge according to my records!

Whenever it ends, I'll probably go wild for a couple of days (pizza, sugar) and then try to settle into a 90/10 paleo lifestyle.
February 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDan B
Malcolm, that was Misha Koklyaev.

He's a Russian Strongman competitor who also does some Powerlifting and O-lifting. He's one of the flat out strongest and most powerful people on the planet. His youtube channel is filled with serious feats of strength:http://www.youtube.com/user/koklyaevmisha
February 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy
Great snatch work this morning! Of course, when I tell my husband what we do in class, it sounds so dirty. ("We spent most of the class working on our snatches!") I topped out at 42, which is fine for my still-a-beginner-self.

Best part was practicing double-unders (my nemesis) after class. I feel like it's always two steps forward, one step back for me with those things. Today was definitely forward, though, as I got 4 in a row for the first time! Tomorrow I will probably be back to swearing at the jump rope every other attempt, but for today I'll just bask in the progress.
February 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStella
I am really enjoying Paleolillith's blog. Bouley AND the arm/leg move, aka the "dual mandate." That's a signature move.
February 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJr
Loved the Paleolilith post today-- great stuff!

As for the challenge, I intend to eat exactly the same way as I have been. Because I did a challenge in the fall, I have not been 100%, (but pretty darn close), so this 60 days was more about keeping focus on my lifestyle change. I may actually get more strict about cheese next month than I was in February.

I did make some improvements which I intend on keeping. It's all about moderation for me though and that means zero grains and legumes, very infrequent desert, (as close to zero refined sugar).

Three things I have found for myself:

1) Sugar is evil, I must keep it at bay. This includes big doses of starches. I am a junkie: one cheat and I'm half way back to rehab.

2) Gluten and I don't need to have anything to do with each other, although a minor cheat does not affect me at all.

3) I like booze too much. Between the weather and my job hitting new levels of stress this winter, this part did not go as planned and probably is responsible for the sabotage my body recomp plans.


Dude, is that a awesome looking back squat or what?

Erica rocks!
February 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRob Is
Hollywood cookie diet or bust.
February 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
David kicked our asses today. And we thank him for it.

FSQ 2-2-2: (45x5,65x3,85x1) 95x2x3Feel so much more comfortable with this lift. I no longer fear it.

Ass kicker WOD: 3RFT Row 400m + 25 thrusters with 45# barbellBeen a looooong time since I've felt this way post-wod. I kinda liked it.
February 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeb
Subbed power cleans for snatchesLots of warm up sets and then 63x2, 68x2, 70x2

February 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica Bailey
Snatchworked up to 65kg, a previous PR, though tonight it felt slow and sloppy. Goal of bodyweight snatch will elude for some time further.

FSQ215x2x3This felt heavier than I had hoped. I am such a weak FSQer :(

February 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFox
I'm stuck in snatching. I approach 95, 100 and then fail - third cycle in a row. Somehow, at that weight, I can no longer get under the bar quickly enough, or not spread too wide, or be stable (and so on).


WU: muscle snatch, high hang snatch etc with barbell. Then, 75x2

Work: 85x2, 95x2x2, 100x2, 105F, 95x2

Hang Balance: 95, 100 (lighter than last week).
March 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSamir Chopra
Snatch 2-2-2(53x2x2, 58x2x1)63x2, 68x2, 73x2Then 2 more sets of 2 at 73

Snatch Balance 1-1-1(53, 58)63, 73, 78, 78 (The first one wasn't good form so I wanted to clean it up.)

March 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

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