Chris joined the Intrepid crew in July and has been hitting the 7pm workouts hard like it’s his job.  Chris recently moved to LA from Dayton, Ohio where he was a member of CrossFit Wright-Patt.  While at CrossFit Wright-Patt he took part in a Paleo challenge similar to the one we just finished here at Intrepid.  He shared some of his amazing results with the Intrepid coaching staff, and with his permission he allowed us to share his success with all you Intrepid blog readers.

Chris began his Paleo journey on Feb 5, 2010 documenting his baseline body mass using the Bod Pod which accurately measures lean mass versus fat mass.  His profile is as follows:

Fat Weight:  34.2 lbs (20.2%)
Lean Weight:  135.0 lbs (79.8%)
Total Weight:  169.2 lbs
Waist Measurement:  34.5 inches

A little over 2 months on the Paleo diet, Chris retested himself using the Bod Pod on April 16, 2010, and his profile looked like this:

Fat Weight:  22.6 lbs (14.3%)            -11.6 lbs
Lean Weight:  135.1 lbs (85.7%)         +0.1 lbs
Total Weight:  157.7 lbs                    -11.5 lbs
Waist Measurement:  32.0 inches        -2.5 inches

As Kelly Starrett would say, “I’m no doctor, but…” the results speak for themselves.  Chris’s dedication to the Paleo diet plus in addition to his CrossFit workouts helped him slightly improve his lean body mass while helping him lose over 11 pounds of fat and 2 and a half inches off his waist!  Nicely done, Chris!

I know many of you may have had similar experiences losing weight, gaining muscle, and/or improving overall health via Paleo and CrossFit.  If you’d like to share your success story please email one of the Intrepid coaches and we’ll try to share it with everyone.

WOD 09.04.10

In Teams of 4:
300 Pullups
400 Pushups
500 Situps
600 Squats
*Overall Time Cap is 32 minutes, with each movement having an 8 minute cap
*All of the reps must be completed or the 8 minute time cap must expire before a team can move onto the next movement
*A maximum of 2 team members can be working at the same time
*Total reps will be scored

In honor of Army SPC Trevor Anthony Win’E from Orange, who was killed in action near Mosul, Iraq on May 1st, 2004.

6 Responses to “Chris’s Paleo Success”

September 4, 2010 at 8:45 AM

Awesome post and congrats on the great results. Your dedication and hard work certainly pays off. Thanks for sharing Chris!

September 4, 2010 at 10:27 AM

Awesome work Chris! Those are incredible results.

Trevor killed me today!

Michael H
September 4, 2010 at 10:56 AM

great results Chris! keep killing it!

September 4, 2010 at 11:22 AM

going to the gym today was an awful idea… congrats Chris, thanks for the help on the squats!!

September 5, 2010 at 11:58 AM

Thanks for the encouraging words.

Any time Drew.


September 5, 2010 at 8:52 PM

Chris the results are incredible. You are an excellent addition to the 7pm crew. Keep up all the great work.