Last weekend I traveled with Brian MacKenzie of CrossFit Endurance down to Monrovia to help coach an endurance cert. I’ll have to admit, pose running is tough at first, but in the end the benefits of learning the skill are very apparent. I highly recommend the CFE Cert and recommend studying up on Romanov’s pose technique.
During the cert, nutrition of the athlete was covered and could not be stressed enough. Is your athlete not progessing properly? Look at his diet. Is he not recovering well? Look at his diet. Is your athlete sick on a consistent basis? Look at the diet. Are you seeing a pattern here? The pyramid of athletic training begins with nutrition.
One of the biggest topics that hit home was the issue of elevated insulin levels and its effects on the body.
The cause of our modern day diseases that run rampant in western society, such as obesity, heart disease, autism and diabetes, high blood sugar makes the blood cells “puffy” aka hyperglycemic. These “puffy cells” lack the ability to fit into smaller spaces, ie capillaries. Some of us have heard of advanced cases of diabetics losing limbs and going blind. Now you know the reason. Because diabetics have consistently high levels of blood sugar, extremities become starved of blood, causing loss of feeling in fingers and toes, loss of sight, and worst case scenarios loss of limbs. As an athlete, one can start to see the detrament of high carb/grain diet.
This was once again a wake up call for me to stick to the diet. Saturday night was a gut full of chicken wings…then we passed a place called Sprinkles…it was terrible, wall to wall cupcakes. Terrible in the fact that we had to try to every flavor they had. Hey, when you roll with Bmac, it’s all or nothing. I obliged and shortly afterward we all slipped into a sugar coma and woke up the next morning feeling like we got hit by train. We’ll call that my cheat for the week.