OVERDRIVE NEW YEAR’S PALEO CHALLENGE 2012

CROSSFIT OVERDRIVE New Year’s 2012 6-Week Paleo Challenge
Dates: January 9 – February 19, 2012
Entry Fee: $40 per individual, $70 per team(pairs)
*No refunds once the challenge starts
This is not a weight loss competition. This challenge is a way to better health, better fitness, and a longer happier life.
To sign-up, write your name down on the whiteboard and we will arrange for your pre-challenge checklist to be completed.

Judging Details
1. Before and After photos. If you would like to do them on your own, submit your “before” photos to [email protected]. One from the front, one from the side, and one from the back. You should be wearing a bathing suit or under garments in these. All photo submissions are private and confidential and will not be published or seen by anyone outside judges without your expressed consent.
2. Waist circumference and bodyfat percentage
3. WODs completed at the box. We believe rewarding people for being at Overdrive will serve two purposes. First the more you
are at CrossFit the more support and exposure you will have during the Paleo Challenge. Being around others that are going through the same experiences you are will enhance your chances of success. Second, the benefits of Paleo are magnified when combined with a training program that includes constantly varied, high intensity, functional movements. Train Hard. Eat Clean. Live Life.
4. Bodyweight(this will be for reference only)

Mandatory Requirements for the Challenge
-Consume no grains or gluten products. This means bread, pasta, rice, beer, pastries, cookies… Check labels for wheat/gluten.
-Consume no refined sugars. This means candy, soda, white sugar, agave, honey, etc…
-Drink 1oz (or more) per lb of bodyweight of a non-calorie beverage. This means water, herbal tea, or seltzer. No, not diet soda, sorry.
-Take 2-4 grams of EPA/DHA in fish oil tabs each day. *If you are eating all grass-fed/pastured/wild caught animal products this may not be necessary. If you eat a lot of nuts, any veg oils, or any conventionally raised animal products however then stick to 2-4g per day

Optional(May HINDER success)
-Dairy (Depending on your body composition goals and tolerance to lactose)
-Alcohol in the form of wine or liquor. Beers contain gluten, except for a few. The refining process of liquors leaves the gluten out, plus tequila is kinda paleo?
-Coffee. Yeah, I don’t want to know what you act like without your morning cup either, but consider cutting down, especially if you’re sensitive to it and/or sleep and hormonal recovery are large parts of your challenge.

Optional(May HELP success)
-Sleep 7-9 hours a night on a regular schedule. Even laying down and waking up at consistent times can be huge.
-Spend 10 minutes a day with a foam roller or a lacrosse ball or some other tools working on muscular release and mobility

Bonus and Fun Provisions
Saturday January 7 at 11:30 am(after team WOD) Pre-Paleo meeting where we will discuss strategies and open up the floor for questions and answers(hand-outs will be provided)
Friday January 27th at 8:00 pm – Paleo Pot-Luck party with Paleo friendly spirits!
Friday February 10th at 8:00 pm – Paleo Pot-Luck party with Paleo friendly spirits!
The Pot-Luck get-togethers are for everyone to come out and share their recipes and experiences with one another, a great way to show support!

Prizes
The top 3 finishers in each category(Men’s, Women’s, Team) will be in the prize pool which includes cash, monthly memberships, Lululemon gift cards, other fitness related accessories, and Overdrive apparel. Good luck everyone!!

Deadlines
‘Before’ pictures are to be submitted by Monday Jan.9th at 8 pm.
All measurements to be done at the box between Wednesday Jan.4 and Monday Jan.9.