CrossFit Portland Favorites: The Cultured Caveman

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Remember: All FED Paleo Food orders need to be in before Sunday of this week. Food delivered Monday, 5PM. Order online! We know eating for maximum nutrition is best when cooked at home, but it’s often hard to find quick, healthy, and affordable Paleo Diet takeout food. Enter the Cultured Cavemen. This is one of our favorite places in Portland … Read More

Post Workout Nutrition, part 2: Endurance or Conditioning

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In the second installment of optimal post-workout recovery fueling, we’ll look first at why, and then what to do after workouts that are more endurance oriented. After a hard metcon, your body’s needs are different than if you did primarily a strength workout. You likely burned far more glycogen (stored carbohydrates) and may have more cellular damage to repair. We’ll … Read More

Post Workout Nutrition, part 1-Strength Training

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(The following is an updated version of an article I wrote a few years ago) Why Refuel? In this first installment of optimal post-workout recovery fueling, we’ll look first at why, and then what to do after workouts that are more strength oriented. First of all, optimal recovery foods are very individual. What is best for one person may not … Read More

Balance your Bugs!

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Microflora in the gut can have a significant impact on your health, body composition, and recovery. Let’s take a quick look at some of the effects: 1) Research shows that obese individuals have different ratios of bacteria in the gut from lean control subjects. These bacteria extract more calories from the ingested food. 2) Favorably altering this good/bad bacteria ratio … Read More