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  • #16
    Originally posted by PrimalEagle
    playing 2s vball for 8 hours requires some kind of energy, especially in 90 degree heat.
    If you can't get through those 8 hours without carbs, then I'd say that it's definitely too high intensity. You'll need water and minerals to deal with the heat, but I doubt that this form of exercise is sustainable in a primal fashion - it sounds more like chronic cardio to me. Have you tried doing it without carbs, but with plenty of water/minerals and maybe several high protein/fat snacks?
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    • #17
      Well this was my first shot and I was only 5 days into PB (or so) so I wasn't sure WHAT I could do -- I just know that I typically carbo-load beforehand. This time I didn't eat anything truly non-primal (although I know banans are frowned upon) I just ate too much trail mix with dried fruit and the bananas. I think next time I will try the nuts on their own with some cheese or something.

      I realize it may be chronic cardio, but playing vball games is fun for me and something I have always done at a very competative level. I'm not willing to give it up because it is something I truly enjoy, and it's a tournament twice a month (not running long runs every day or training for a marathon).
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      • #18
        Thanks Diane! I will try that instead.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by PrimalEagle View Post
          Well this was my first shot and I was only 5 days into PB (or so) so I wasn't sure WHAT I could do -- I just know that I typically carbo-load beforehand. This time I didn't eat anything truly non-primal (although I know banans are frowned upon) I just ate too much trail mix with dried fruit and the bananas. I think next time I will try the nuts on their own with some cheese or something.

          I realize it may be chronic cardio, but playing vball games is fun for me and something I have always done at a very competative level. I'm not willing to give it up because it is something I truly enjoy, and it's a tournament twice a month (not running long runs every day or training for a marathon).
          You should take into account that when you switch from high-carb to low-carb your body will go through a transitional period - it needs some time to switch its metabolism from burning primarily carbs to burning primarily fat. Maybe you could take two weeks off from these activities and eat especially few carbs, and then try again.
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          • #20
            Thanks so much, Mike. That's what I'm hoping. Unfortunately, I can't help when the tourneys are scheduled and, since it's 2s, I can't just bail on my partner. I don't have one for two more weeks so I'm hoping things will have worked themselves out by then. I'm doing a 30 day challenge so, other than the last tournament, my carbs have been under 50, with many days under 20.

            Gonna have to gives some thought to high-fat snacks. Don't know what to do other than nuts and cheese. Guac doesn't hold up well in the AZ heat. Maybe those primal energy balls?
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