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About Max Shippee

Max Shippee is the Owner and Head Coach for CrossFit 1440. Using the CrossFit & Paleo template, he's helped numerous people reach both their fitness & beach season goals. While his gym focuses on CrossFit, Max loves showing people that fitness can be an anywhere thing, not just in the gym! Recognizing that we never stop learning, he holds several certificates, in not only CrossFit, but weightlifting, nutrition, and heart rate training. He's also a husband to one, and a father of three.

Goal Setting – As If!

Posted on January 9, 2013 by Max Shippee

These little morsels of wisdom were drummed up by our PaleoFit coach, Max Shippee. “I have a confession to make” “Yeah?” “I kind of had a few cookies last night.” “A few?” “Boxes.” “Ahahaha! Those lousy Girl Scouts!” ” I know, right?!” We all have slip-ups. Seriously. And if you’re the type that NEVER has a … Continue reading

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Measuring Progress with PaleoFit

Posted on December 31, 2012 by Max Shippee

This post was written by Max Shippee. So…some thoughts on measuring progress with fitness with PaleoFit…. We’re pretty geeky over here at Paleo Plan. We trade articles on all kinds of weirdness that most people would very quickly gloss over. The good thing about that, is we feel we can provide some good info for … Continue reading

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Getting Bulky: What It Really Takes

Posted on December 26, 2012 by Max Shippee

So you’ve read the other two posts here and here by me, Max Shippee, about putting your fears aside about lifting heavy weight and getting “all bulky”, but you’re still not convinced. That’s fine. I have one more post for you. I have a friend/client, Ozzy Salcedo, who’s been into bodybuilding since he was a kid. He … Continue reading

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But I don’t want to get all bulky!

Posted on October 15, 2012 by Max Shippee

“I don’t think I should lift heavy weights.” “Are you injured?’ “No, I just don’t want to get all bulky.” Deep… breath. This is the second most common request, or anti-request, that people (ladies) come in with. Now, this one is tricky, and it can be kind of like putting toothpaste back in the tube. … Continue reading

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Getting “Toned”

Posted on September 27, 2012 by Max Shippee

“So, I want to lose some weight, and, you know, just… get more toned.” “What was that last part?” “You know, get more toned?” “uuuhhhhhhhuuuuhhh.” One eye twitches. “Are you ok?” “I’m fine…it’s just….well…”   We hear it all the time. From the ladies. You ALL want to get more “toned.” Rarely does a woman … Continue reading

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Intermittent Fasting Part 3 – FAQ

Posted on May 9, 2012 by Max Shippee

“So this fasting thing – is it like my friend who drank lemon & cayenne water for 10 days?” “No, no, no special concoctions.” “Just don’t eat?” “Yeah, just don’t eat.” Welcome to the third post on Scheduled Eating/Intermittent Fasting! We’re going to delve into some of the most common questions in this post. If … Continue reading

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Intermittent Fasting Part 2 – How To Do It

Posted on May 3, 2012 by Max Shippee

“So, this fasting thing…how long should I not eat? Like, a day?” “If you’re feeling gung ho, sure, but I was thinking something a little shorter.” “That sounds easier.” “That’s the point. I want you to have success! This really shouldn’t be something that’s terribly stressful.” “But I won’t be eating. That stresses me out!” … Continue reading

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Intermittent Fasting Part 1: Why?

Posted on April 16, 2012 by Max Shippee

“I feel like I’ve plateaued.” “Not just weight, but sizes too?” “Yeah.” “Have you been eating breakfast?” “Yeah. Usually scrambled eggs & veggies.” “Stop.” “Eating breakfast? But I thought….” “You wanna get off that plateau?” “Yeah.” “Stop eating breakfast.” “Seriously?” “Seriously.” This is going to be a good one. On a blog where we focus … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Drinking!!

Posted on February 27, 2012 by Max Shippee

This post was kindly written by Max Shippee of CrossFit 1440. Find out more about Max here. Thanks, Max! “How much water should I drink?” “How often do you pee, and what color is it?” “Seriously?” “Seriously.” It’s a bit interesting to me how concerned we are with what we’re putting into our bodies, and … Continue reading

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Burpees +1 Check-In!! (Time your 25!)

Posted on February 20, 2012 by Max Shippee

Hey all! If you started your Burpees +1 challenge on the day we posted it (Jan 27th) then today (Feb 20th) you should be on day/burpee #25. Woohoo! You’re a quarter of the way done – congrats!! (If you started your challenge later, no worries, just update us here when you get to day 25). … Continue reading

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Burpees +1 = Your New Exercise Plan

Posted on January 27, 2012 by Max Shippee

“So, I just do one burpee today?” “Yup, then two tomorrow. Three the next day, and so on. Don’t quit till you get to 100” “Until I get to 100?” “Yup.” “That doesn’t seem so bad.” “Easy now, this is day one!” Moving a little more each day. You’ve started the new year off well, … Continue reading

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You don’t know squat

Posted on November 2, 2011 by Max Shippee

“Oh my god, my legs are sore from our first session!” “You realize that we only did 40 air squats with no weight at all, right?” “I know!” “That should tell you how much room you have to grow!” You could move better. Even the basics, like getting up from a chair, could be improved. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Your First Pull-Up

Posted on October 10, 2011 by Max Shippee

“I can’t do pull-ups.” “Yet.” “No, I really can’t. I’ve tried.” “Stick with me long enough, & we’ll get there.” …several months later… “AHHHHHHHHH! OH MY GOD! Did you see that?! I just did a pull-up!!!” This one goes out to those of you who have never done a pull-up. You’ve tried before. You reach … Continue reading

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Why Your Workout Sucks

Posted on September 29, 2011 by Max Shippee

“What do you do for workouts now?” “You know, some cardio for like 30 minutes, then some weights.” “Great! Today we’re doing one that takes most people around 7 minutes.” “Will that be enough?” “Yeah, it’ll be enough” “Really?” “Really.” …7 minutes later… “Was that enough?” “[Heavy breathing… head nodding “yes” through grimaced, clenched teeth… … Continue reading

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Post Workout Meals

Posted on August 24, 2011 by Max Shippee

“What should I have for a post-workout shake?” “Food. You mean post-workout food.” “I thought shakes were best.” “The Native Americans didn’t make a smoothie out of the buffalo; they ate it.” You’ve got your nutrition dialed in, you prepare your meals ahead of time to stay on track, but you think there could be … Continue reading

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CrossFit and Paleo: An Expert’s View

Posted on August 22, 2011 by Max Shippee

I’m happy to introduce you all to our guest blogger today, Max Shippee, who runs CrossFit HAX in suburban Los Angeles. He knows way more about CrossFit than I ever will, and I thought you CrossFitters deserved some words of wisdom about how Paleo can affect your performance. Check out the video below for a … Continue reading

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