Intermittent Fasting

Ever since I got the Precision Nutrition book, I've been interested in trying Intermittent Fasting. It seems like a faily well researched way to increase energy, improve sleep and lean out.

Then I listened to the wonderful Rhonda Patrick on Tim Ferriss' podcast1, and she mentioned that it would be one of the top few health/food tactics she would recommend.

Initially I thought it wouldn't work for me, but then I recently spoke with a fellow Crossfitter who does it and he said he's lost 7 pounds (in 2 months), never slept better and has more energy than ever!

He eats all his calories between 6pm and 10pm, with a bit of Bullet Proof Coffee in the morning to get him going and give his brain some good fats. He says it tooks him about a month to get fully in to it, first eating at noon, then 1, then 2, etc...

I don't like coffee so I'm not sure how I will duplicate that fat content, but I'll ask my nurtitionist how she would approach it, or even if she recommends it.

Consuming all my cals in the evening would work really well for me as I get home about 6pm and go to bed 9-9:30, so I'll just have a big meal just before going to bed.

I'm a bit scared but also super curious how it works.

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I'm not getting better at Crossfit

I have been doing Crossfit for 4 years and I've noticed over this last year I have not improved very much.

Today I figured out why. When I am doing the workout and I feel I am too tired to continue, I stop and rest for a few seconds. This is not how one gets better.

What I should do, of course, is do at least one more rep. Always push myself to go one further or for a few more seconds.

My mental weakness stops now.

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How to Strategize and Win a WOD Like Rich Froning ⇒

  • Round one should feel like you’re going way too slow and you have a strong urge to just fire on ahead.
  • Round two should feel like you’re perfectly pacing.
  • The final round should feel like you’re barely able to get the work in with the determined workload/rest interval

Pacing has been something I’ve been really working on this year. Hardest part for me is slowing down in round one.

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How To Lose Fat While Gaining Muscle ⇒

The secret appears to be a slight caloric deficit coupled with frequent weight-lifting.

Fascinating.

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