Thursday, 23 July 2009
Looking for a way to get more vegetables into your diet? Check this article in the New York Times called, “Recipes for 101 Simple Salads for the Season.” Not all of them are Paleo-friendly, so skip or sub out those recipes that call for bread or cheeses.
Melissa’s favorite is #81: Soak sliced prune plums or figs in balsamic vinegar for a few minutes, then add olive oil, chopped celery and red onion, shreds of roasted or grilled chicken, chopped fresh marjoram or oregano and chopped almonds. Serve on top of or toss with greens. Super yum.
Thanks to our friend Melicious for the link. Now go get your greens on.
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Love, love, love this!!! Thanks for the link!!
How crazy am I to go to the gym today instead of resting? I don’t want to make it a habit to skip rest days, but I am feeling pretty good and wanted to know what you thought about only resting one day this week?
Thanks for the advice.
Rest. We’re already programming 5 days a week, and I don’t think you need more than that. Generally, as your frequency goes above 5x/week, your ability to generate sufficient intensity and still recover decreases. Instead, work on some technique/flexibility stuff (handstand holds and forward rolls from handstand, do some yoga, sit in a sauna, go for a swim or easy bike ride, do some OHS work with PVC, work on support position or static inversion (not muscle-ups!) on rings, work on your KB windmills – ask Melissa for a reference on these, spend some time on a foam roller, get a massage, kick a soccer ball around with Kristin, do some pry squats, read some of Greg Everett Performance Menu articles on the back squat, or try a new recipe and take a nap)… The “more is better” trap is an easy one to fall into. The other piece of this is that if you take a scheduled (or unscheduled) day off, you’ll be really, really ready to tear into your next workout. So… do something but make that something that’s really low on the need-for-recovery scale. We’ve got some heavy strength work coming up, so rest up. Thanks for the question.
Although my workout schedule has been shot to hell, in honor of Veggie Rest Day, I hereby proclaim my undying love for the humble (and weird-looking) kohlrabi.
Ever since these green and purple root bulbs started appearing in our CSA boxes last summer, and my wife turned them into a mind-blowingly delicious salad (with apples, dill, a dab of mayo and mustard), they’ve been among my favorite root veggies to chow down on.
Go eat a kohlrabi and contemplate kettlebells. Or deadlifts, or something.
(Monday I will be free to get back on the 603 workout train, and I can’t freakin’ wait. Thankfully I’m already 90% paleo [with IF and all] so I don’t feel too bad about missing the big challenge!)
I took your advice, Dallas, and did NOT workout today. I am always getting on Kristin about doing what her trainer says, so I couldn’t be a hypocrite because I consider 603 my trainers. I am ready to tear into the work out for tomorrow.