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  • #16

    cool video...i think my friends will like it too. kind of primal parkour.


    • #17

      It is Friday. It was easy adding calories with a few ryes before dinner.

      B. srambled eggs cheese and coffee.

      L. 2 hard boiled eggs, lettuce salad and some nuts. (That was a mental break through vs CW having 4 eggs in one day.)

      D. Bacon wrapped sirloin, cabbage salad with apple and almonds, a peach for dessert and some tea.

      S. Had some nuts during the day.

      WOD just a short walk.

      As a side note. My wife is also buying into this but this morning she had Fiber 1 cereal for the first time in 2 weeks. Wasn't full and had some toast. She said she was hungry all day and was tempted all day to go into the kitchen at work and order either french fries or deep fried onion rings.


      • #18

        Good morning. this is a late entry for Saturday.

        B. omlette

        L. Letuce salad, nuts

        D. yam, chicken breast covered with a bit of salsa and cheddar. Lettuce salad. My wife and I did break down and enjoy our first DQ sundae of the season.

        WOD. Getting ready for the wedding next weekend.


        • #19

          B. Omlette with green onion and coffee.

          L. hard boiled eggs, lettuce salad, sunflower seeds, cheese tea.

          D. BBQ chicken with bacon shishkabob. Ceasar salad and aspargus. A couple of ryes to time the BBQ.

          WOD rest day.

          I do understand what the National food guide mean by a balanced diet. The don't care about our nuitrition... they want our grocery dollars spent evenly over the complete food sector. (HUMOUR)



          • #20

            Though I was late signing up here... exercise and better nutrition is something I started in July. This site and all of you contributing to the forum have been a great help. I thank you.

            An important part of starting a new lifestyle reguires some results that confirm you are on the right track.

            Since August 4th I've lost 10 lbs.

            I've seen strength improvement right across the board.

            Squat 365 lbs.

            Deadlift 385 lbs.

            I have better cardio and really enjoy a good nights sleep.

            I still have goals in front of me. Another 50 lbs in weight loss and an 800 lb. squat, cutting down on my weekend rye on the rocks, are just a few.

            For me personally losing weight and gaining strength has also been good for confidence and how I feel about myself.

            I hope you all have a dynamite day.



            • #21

              It is 2 months since I adjusted my diet to eliminate grains and starchy carbs and started High Intensity Training.

              Blood pressure is lower.

              Weight is lower by 15 lbs.

              That is the important news. Iíve probably learned more about nutrition and exercise in the past 2 months than what I have learned in the past 30 years.

              I think the most important information Iíve digested is the key to eliminating the grains and what I call the starchy carbs. for me has been a great learning tool. For me it has been a learning experience see what foods provide you with what cals, macro groups and I also watch the RDA/AI graph. Iím keeping an eye on my vitamin and mineral intake. I do ignore the carbs and fibre portion of the chart.

              Iíve done daily input and print off end of month summaries. Iím looking for a trend down in carbs, and alcohol.

              The exercise portion had been an exciting trip. Iíve never lifted before and watching my gains as well as just doing things I havenít had the endurance and strength since I was a young adult is a great feeling.

              Educationally Iíve learned how heavy weights and low reps add fast twitch muscle. This not only improves strength but goes hand in hand with breaking down insulin resistance, which is a key component in weight loss. The other part Iíve learned and practice is lifting only once a week.

              One of my biggest surprises came on Sunday. Three weeks ago my wife took my measurements. We checked them again on Sunday. No surprise that my dimensions were shrinking as I burn fat off. A pleasant surprise was a 2 inch gain on my forearm circumference.

              ďIn the high-intensity training community we have been quite vocal about the problems attending too much volume and too much frequency, but have turned a rather blind eye toward the issue of intensity. I believe now that too much intensity can be just as detrimental to oneís continued progress as too much volume; once you cross the threshold necessary to impart stimulation to your muscles to grow, going beyond this point may (for a good many people) simply prolong oneís recovery period without necessarily stimulating more in the way of size or strength gains.

              I think weíve addressed this issue quite thoroughly in Body By Science. This is not to suggest that more intense techniques arenít useful and even necessary, I just donít think a steady diet of them is conducive to long-term progress and can serve to tap out our limited reserves of recovery ability. These techniques need to be viewed within the bigger context of stimulus-response.Ē Ė John Little

              More of my studies on exercise will be devoted to Johnís quote above.

              The first week of November Iíll be hunting. Iíll my do last lift Oct 23. That should put me in prime condition for a week of trekking through the bush.