A. With a Running Clock:
From 0-3:00 minutes establish max unbroken Strict Pullups
From 3:00-6:00 minutes establish max consecutive DU's
From 6:00-9:00 minutes establish max unbroken Toes to Bar
From 9:00-12:00 minutes establish max effort Top of Ring Hold
*one attempt at each movement during time frame.
B. 4 Rounds:
12 Box Jumps (24/20)
If you missed this post a few days ago, I've reposted it just in case...
One of the basic goals of the NBC is to give up a food, drink or group of foods that you know isn’t good for you. Let’s face it, we all know soda and sugar is unhealthy for us to consume. But that doesn’t make it any easier to avoid it. Cravings are extremely hard to control, but the NBC is the perfect time to work at it.
There are three different types of food cravings. If in the midst of one of those wild, intense cravings you recognize what is happening to you, it will likely be easier to overcome. The 3 categories of cravings: supportive, dispersive and associative.
Supportive cravings are in place to insure your survival. We’ve all observed animals, usually dogs, eating grass or green plants when they are sick. This is to balance to acidic ph balance in their stomachs and bloodstream. When humans are sick they will often crave citrus fruits because of the vitamin C content, amongst other immune boosting vitamins. Supportive cravings are the body’s way of telling us what we need to maintain homeostasis. These cravings are valuable to the body, so it is important to reflect on these cravings and figure out what your body is asking for.
Dispersive cravings are very interesting. This is when the body actually craves food that it knows are destructive like alcohol, sugar, fried foods or very sweet foods. This can be directly compared to when we do or feel something we know is wrong. It’s like when a woman always goes for the “bad boy”, even though she knows it likely will not work out. At some level these foods fulfill us, albeit temporality, and the feeling of being naughty or even dangerous is briefly exhilarating. However, the emotion of guilt and physical sickness after such binges typically follows. Dispersive cravings are the strongest and most damaging cravings to health. The more we give in to these cravings, the more likely we will continue to heed them in the future. Breaking the cycle is important here.
The 3rd type of craving is called Associative cravings. These cravings come about through nostalgia or a yearning for something past. For example, if you return to your childhood home, where your parents still live, you may find you begin to crave a meal you frequently ate as a child. Even dreams can spark these types of cravings. In short, these cravings can be sparked by a memory, a dream, or just a spontaneous thought. They are typically not as frequently occurring as other cravings, and giving in to them can actually be therapeutic and fulfilling on an emotional level.
If you can identify why you are craving certain foods, it may be easier to shut down. Part 2 of this post will discuss how to deal with a craving as it happens.