Consequences and repercussions

I write this blog after 2 days of battling some of the worst indigestion and heart burn I’ve ever faced.

As most of you know, I spent the last 5 or 6 weeks working to lose 20 pounds in preparation for my recent combat jiu jitsu fight this past weekend. (In case you’re not savvy to the fight game and wondering why I would have to do that, mma and jiu jitsu competitions have weight classes that each person is in so you don’t end up fighting someone twice your size. But that’s a whole blog in and of itself.)

This involved a VERY strict diet plan that didn’t leave much in the way of meal enjoyment. The last week or so being particular tough, trying to get rid of those last few pounds. (On a related note, you can take this as my formal apology if I was a little short or snappy with you the last couple of weeks.) Within that time, you probably heard me talking about my plans for completely disregarding my regular diet for a week after my fight and just going to town and anything and everything under the sun. Well I set out on that path, hitting up an Italian restaurant Sunday night and partaking in some delicious fried calamari, pizza, trenne pasta, and finishing it off with a chocolate souffle. It was quite delightful. The next day I had eggs benedict (english muffin and everything!) for breakfast following it up with some pastries from Starbucks in the airport.

That night left me sitting on the bathroom floor, hugging the toilet, rethinking my elaborate plans of weeklong debaucherous eating. Going straight from the Whole Life Challenge into fight training took my body to a place it’s never been before and, with it, a level of severity in terms repercussions for straying from my diet that I’ve never felt before. I have not been this sick in a long time. I haven’t eaten anything non-paleo (mostly) since Monday and I’m just now starting to feel better. And I honestly can’t regret it because I just keep being reminded of a blog written by Dave Asprey on bulletproofexec.com about the importance of eating like crap every once in a great while and suffer the consequences to remind you why you follow this diet plan to begin with.

You can (and should) read that blog HERE.

-Nate

Thursday

All Levels
Push up – 2 min max
Rest 10 sec
Squats – 2 min max
Rest 10 sec
Chin ups – 2 min max
Rest 10 sec
Sit ups – 2 min max
Rest 10 sec
Lunges – 2 min max
Rest 10 sec
Ring dips – 2 min max

Then

Push press clusters
3, 3, 3, 3 x5 @ 70-80% of max
(15 sec rest / rest 70 seconds)

Intermediate/Advanced
A. Push jerk
2 reps every minute, on the minute, for 10 minutes @70% of 1 rep max
B. Muscle ups
3 reps every minute, on the minute, for 12 minutes

Then

Push up – 2 min max
Rest 10 sec
Squats – 2 min max
Rest 10 sec
Chin ups – 2 min max
Rest 10 sec
Sit ups – 2 min max
Rest 10 sec
Lunges – 2 min max
Rest 10 sec
Ring dips – 2 min max



Mobility WOD