23:1….The ratio 23:1 represents 23 hours of free time (time spent not working out at Carport CrossFit) to your one hour workout (including warm-up, WOD, and stretching). That’s 23 hours that includes hydrating, eating (nutrition), sleeping (recovery), working, playing, etc.
Recovery is just as important as training. Your body needs time to replenish energy stores and repair damaged tissues. Recovery includes, but is not limited to: rest, sleep, hydration, good nutrition, stretching, self-massaging (using a foam roller), massage by a professional, and chiropractic care.
What would you say if I told you that there is a way for you to be lean and healthy, have acne-free skin, improve your athletic performance, and experience relief from numerous metabolic-related and autoimmune diseases?
What does cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, osteoporosis, acne, gastrointestinal disease, and autoimmune diseases have in common? These diseases were unheard of during the Paleolithic or Stone Age era and are rarities among the last 84 tribes of hunter-gatherers in the world. They can be improved, prevented, or cured by eating and exercising the way our hunter-gatherer ancestors did, living a Paleo[lithic] Lifestyle. We believe a combination of Zone and Paleo diet plans are the most beneficial.
On-line Resources for the Paleo Diet
- Introduction to the Paleolithic Diet
- ThePaleoDiet.com | The Paleo Diet Blog
- Video: Paleo in Nutshell
- Robb Wolf – Intermittent Fasting, Fitness, & Paleolithic Nutrition
- Insulin And Its Metabolic Effects by Ron Rosedale, M.D.
Disclaimer: We are not licensed medical care providers. You should consult your physician before beginning a new fitness program or changing your diet, especially if you have any questions regarding a medical condition.
“1% state of dehydration will negatively impact your performance by as much as 10 to 12%”
Q: How much should everyone drink each day?
A: You should strive to drink half your bodyweight in ounces a day. Add at least an extra 16 ounces of water for every hour of physical activity. One quick way to measure how much water you lose through respiration and perspiration during a workout is to weigh yourself before and after a workout. Every pound of weight lost equals roughly one pint of fluid. A pint is 16 ounces. Do not forego rehydrating yourself after a workout in order to hang onto that pound or two of weight lost.
Some of the places water goes in our body:
- Muscle consists of 75% water
- Brain consists of 90% of water
- Bone consists of 22% of water
- Blood consists of 83% water
What water does in our body:
- Transpsort nutrients and oxygen into cells
- Moisturizes the air in lungs
- Helps with metabolism
- Protect our vital organs
- Helps our organs to absorb nutrients better
- Regulates body temperature
- Protects and moisturizes our joints
If you are dehydrated you will experience the following:
- Tiredness and fatigue
- Headaches and migraines
- Muscle cramps
- Irregular blood pressure
- Kidney problems
- Dry skin
- 20% dehydrated – risk of death
Source: CrossFit Again Faster
9 Reasons to Drink Water
- Weight loss – Water is one of the best tools for weight loss. First of all, because it often replaces high-calorie drinks like soda and juice and alcohol with a drink that doesn’t have any calories. But it’s also a great appetite suppressant, and often when we think we’re hungry, we’re actually just thirsty. Water has no fat, no calories, no carbs, no sugar. Drink plenty to help your weight-loss regimen.
- Heart healthy – Drinking a good amount of water could lower your risks of a heart attack. A six-year study published in the May 1, 2002 American Journal of Epidemiology found that those who drink more than 5 glasses of water a day were 41% less likely to die from a heart attack during the study period than those who drank less than two glasses.
- Energy – Being dehydrated can sap your energy and make you feel tired….even mild dehydration of as little as 1 or 2 percent of your body weight. If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated – and this can lead to fatigue, muscle weakness, dizziness and other symptoms.
- Headache cure – Another symptom of dehydration is headaches. In fact, often when we have headaches it’s simply a matter of not drinking enough water. There are lots of other causes of headaches of course, but dehydration is a common one.
- Healthy skin – Drinking water can clear up your skin and people often report a healthy glow after drinking water. It won’t happen overnight, of course, but just a week of drinking a healthy amount of water can have good effects on your skin.
- Digestive problems - Our digestive systems need a good amount of water to digest food properly. Often water can help cure stomach acid problems, and water, along with fiber, can cure constipation (often a result of dehydration).
- Cleansing – Water is used by the body to help flush out toxins and waste products from the body.
- Cancer risk – Related to the digestive system item above, drinking a healthy amount of water has also been found to reduce the risk of colon cancer by 45%. Drinking lots of water can also reduce the risk of bladder cancer by 50% and potentially reduce the risk of breast cancer.
- Better exercise – Being dehydrated can severely hamper your athletic activities, slowing you down and making it harder to lift weights. Exercise requires additional water, so be sure to hydrate before, during and after exercise.