Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
With just a few weeks left until the norcal regional qualifiers, I've put my strength cycle on hold and started hitting the CrossFit wods. Strength training has been my primary focus for the past 9 weeks so this hasn't been the most enjoyable experience so far. I'm looking foward to seeing how my strength gains will translate in the metcons.
Results of last 2 CrossFit cycles:
"DT"Five rounds for time of:
9 Hang power cleans
6 Push Jerks
My time-> 15:11 (89 #)
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
To be honest, adjusting to the new diet & exercise regimen hasn’t been too difficult. The hardest part is making time to cook. In the last month I've switched from a pretty zoney 10 blocks to a high protein diet (20 blocks protein) with loads of low glycemic vegetables and fat. As Poliquin would say, carbs are not my friend, so I am keeping my consumption of sugary/starchy carbs pretty low. At first I found myself craving sweets and experiencing some minor carb withdrawals but after the first week I felt pretty damn good. Those of us, who don’t typically do well on lots of sugars, tend to crave sweets and have a hard time living without them. Cutting out carbs cold turkey can be really hard so I suggest weaning yourself off them gradually. Once I got off of them completely I found that my cravings disappeared and I felt much more energetic and clear headed. Eating this way will help to teach my body to become more sensitive or receptive, to carbohydrates and insulin.
In addition to the diet stuff, I’ve begun supplementing with lots of fish oil (1 tablespoon/day), fenugreek, taurine, HCL and other vitamins. While I haven’t really noticed any major changes in my body composition, my sleep has improved tremendously. I’ve also found that my energy and mood is much more balanced throughout the day.
“Breakfast burrito” - 4 eggs, spinach, and broccoli rolled up in a Nori sheet (see photo).
1 tablespoon raw coconut butter
3oz Turkey breast
1 cup sautéed eggplant and zucchini
Hours slept last nite: 9
Your genes load the gun but your lifestyle pulls the trigger. -Dr. Houston