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Specializing in:

  • Olympic Weightlifting
  • Power Lifting
  • Metabolic Conditioning
  • Anaerobic Conditioning
  • Gymnastics
  • Getting you Ripped and Lean!

Nutrition Consulting

Corporate Wellness Programs

Personal Training

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CrossFit is for everyone! Male or Female. Young or Old. Beginners or Advanced.

Sport Specific Training

Strength and Conditioning

Endurance Training

Gymnastics

Agility, Balance, and Speed Training

 

 

CrossFit Journal: The Performance-Based Lifestyle Resource

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Location: 1925 Harbor Blvd. Costa Mesa, CA.

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Email:  info@crossfitupgrade.com  

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Specializing in:

Olympic Weightlifting

Power Lifting

Metabolic Conditioning

Anaerobic Conditioning

Bodyweight Movements

Personal Training

Getting you Ripped and Lean! 

 

CONTACT US TO COME IN FOR A FREE TRY!!!!!

 

Review us on YELP!!

 

CrossFit is for everyone! Male or Female. Young or Old. Beginners or Advanced.

Sport Specific Training

Strength and Conditioning

Endurance Training

Gymnastics

Agility, Balance, and Speed Training

Crossfit Upgrade strives to have each and everyone one of our members achieve their fitness goals, whether it be body composition, strength, endurance, flexibility or just general physical preparedness. It is important to understand that proper nutrition will help optimize your output and obtain desired goals. We strongly suggest following the Paleo Diet; a basic dietary regimen that is widely follow by many athletes in the CrossFit community. We have seen amazing results, and encourage everyone to give it a try.

 

 

What Should I Eat?
In plain language, base your diet on garden vegetables, especially greens, lean meats, nuts and seeds, little starch, and no sugar. That's about as simple as we can get. Many have observed that keeping your grocery cart to the perimeter of the grocery store while avoiding the aisles is a great way to protect your health. Food is perishable. The stuff with long shelf life is all suspect. If you follow these simple guidelines you will benefit from nearly all that can be achieved through nutrition.

The Caveman or Paleolithic Model for Nutrition
Modern diets are ill suited for our genetic composition. Evolution has not kept pace with advances in agriculture and food processing resulting in a plague of health problems for modern man. Coronary heart disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, obesity and psychological dysfunction have all been scientifically linked to a diet too high in refined or processed carbohydrate. Search "Google" for Paleolithic nutrition, or diet. The return is extensive, compelling, and fascinating. The Caveman model is perfectly consistent with the CrossFit prescription.

What Foods Should I Avoid?
Excessive consumption of high-glycemic carbohydrates is the primary culprit in nutritionally caused health problems. High glycemic carbohydrates are those that raise blood sugar too rapidly. They include rice, bread, candy, potato, sweets, sodas, and most processed carbohydrates. Processing can include bleaching, baking, grinding, and refining. Processing of carbohydrates greatly increases their glycemic index, a measure of their propensity to elevate blood sugar.

What is the Problem with High-Glycemic Carbohydrates?
The problem with high-glycemic carbohydrates is that they give an inordinate insulin response. Insulin is an essential hormone for life, yet acute, chronic elevation of insulin leads to hyperinsulinism, which has been positively linked to obesity, elevated cholesterol levels, blood pressure, mood dysfunction and a Pandora's box of disease and disability. Research "hyperinsulinism" on the Internet. There's a gold mine of information pertinent to your health available there. The CrossFit prescription is a low-glycemic diet and consequently severely blunts the insulin response.

 

HERE IS A GREAT LINK TO A LIST OF ALL THE ACCEPTABLE FOODS ON THE PALEO DIET.

http://www.paleodietfoodlist.net/paleo-diet-food-list/