Nutrition Class Guest Speaker – Josh McGuire

Join us on Monday October 24th for a special nutrition class at CrossFit Impulse. CFI athlete Josh McGuire will be speaking on “Nutrition and Goals.” While Josh has only been CrossFitting for about 6 months, he has over 15 years of experience in consistent strength training and making sound nutrition decisions. In addition to his full-timeContinue reading “Nutrition Class Guest Speaker – Josh McGuire”

Why Grains are Killing You

// Get rid of grains in your diet. You’ve probably heard your trainers at CrossFit Impulse talk about this topic hundreds of times. But do you know the nitty gritty details of what grains do to your body and why they are only one step up from eating poop? First, when you see “grains,”Continue reading “Why Grains are Killing You”

What is Cholesterol?

Cholesterol. It’s a word that strikes fear in the heart of anyone who’s watched daytime television commercials. Countless foods and drugs promise to reduce it, but do you really know what it is or why you would want to reduce it? This article is a quick and dirty primer on cholesterol and how a dietContinue reading “What is Cholesterol?”

A Year of Learning

I started experimenting with CrossFit about four years ago. Since that time I have learned much as I continue to discover CrossFit. However, in the past year I’ve had the opportunity to train, communicate, and coach with more CrossFit athletes than I once thought existed. This has exposed me to more information than ever, andContinue reading “A Year of Learning”

Primal Blueprint Fitness Review

Mark Sisson is the creator of Mark’s Daily Apple, a website devoted to teaching people how to “live primally.”  He uses evolutionary biology and scientific evidence to formulate a lifestyle that results in optimal health and fitness for the human body. In my humble opinion, Mark’s ideas are pretty sound, especially his dietary advice, whichContinue reading “Primal Blueprint Fitness Review”

Restaurants, Decisions, and Zoning… Oh My

Eating out in Huntsville, Alabama and staying in the Zone can be a challenge. I love food and I love to eat out. Eating out and going to movies are my favorite activities. I have also lived in the Huntsville area for over 18 years and I love all the things that southern cooking inundatesContinue reading “Restaurants, Decisions, and Zoning… Oh My”

Top 10 Zone Friendly Meals in Huntsville, Alabama

Eating out in Huntsville, Alabama exposes the CrossFitter to a harsh world with no regard for balanced carbohydrate/protein portions or quality foods. However, you can successfully zone at almost any restaurant if you understand the Zone diet and are willing to make a couple special requests. You won’t have a perfect weighed and measured 4Continue reading “Top 10 Zone Friendly Meals in Huntsville, Alabama”

Basic Nutrition

Before you begin worrying about portion size and protein/carb/fat requirements I recommend one simple and difficult step: focus first on food quality. Shop the perimeter of the grocery store. Buy fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat. Buy frozen vegetables and meat when you must. Only venture down the aisles for a few select things like nuts,Continue reading “Basic Nutrition”