Author: Matty and Stace Date Posted:13 December 2016
Cooking Tips: Sharpen your knives or pay someone else to do it for you. A professionally sharpened knife is like gold in the kitchen. The sharper the knife the faster your chopping and believe it or not, the safer chopping becomes.
Training Tip: If you don't have a valley like lower back from your erector spinae muscles being big and strong it's time to get to work. Through strengthening your lower back you will create the stability needed to lift heavy weights and or rid yourself of lower back pain.
So, how do you fix it?
Barbell good mornings, banded good mornings, hip extensions, static holds on the GHD, sled drags forwards/backwards/sideways, hip thrusts, hip squats, lunges, split squats reverse hyper, side bends just to name a few. You can build up heavy singles on all of these movements or simply do high reps ranging from 3-200 at a time. The gym is your oyster so get to work on becoming a pearl
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
It’s hard to find healthy condiments without sugar… Try put this great Paleo friendly sauce
- 3 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp ground mustard
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp ground sage
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp allspice
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container until usage.
2. For paleo BBQ sauce: mix 1 tsp BBQ seasoning with ¼ c. homemade (no sugar added) ketchup from Mark’s Daily Apple.
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Matty and Stace from The Chief Life are driven to educate and assist you with your health, nutrition and fitness related goals. They are both CrossFit coaches, have heaps of skills with nutrition and Stacey is a Dietitian with almost 10 years of experience. If you want to know how to get the most out of yourself through quality nutrition, we can help! Head to thechieflife.com for more info, to get in touch or to order your personalised meal plan or training program. We create the plans so all you have to do is make it happen! “Stop thinking about it and go be about it”.