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  • #16

    B -

    L -

    D- Early Dinner 800g Chicken Thighs, 100g Salmon Fillet 2 green pepper, 2 carrots, very small serving of lamb leftovers and a handful of macadamias

    S- 2 carrots, 2 tomatos, 1 lebanese cucumber with a touch of organic tomato pasta sauce.

    Feeding window- 3pm - 9pm

    Sleep 8 hours ish.

    Fasted in the morning and then just as I was about to eat James and Jimmy came over to go to the park and kick a ball round. Had early dinner bbq at theres and ate as much chicken and veges as I could, filled me up in a big way although I still have that problem of worrying about fasting the next day without having had dinner the night before so I ended up having a plate of veggies before bed.
    Last edited by MBur; 02-13-2012, 06:51 PM.


    • #17

      B -

      L - 3 plums and 1 fuji apple

      Seven rounds for time of:
      60kg Front squat, 7 reps
      7 pull-ups.

      Rxd was chest to bar and 88kg fronts (17min cut off)

      Result: 7 rounds less 6 pullups.

      Post WOD- 5g BCAA's, lots of water

      D- 600g Round Steak, 1 carrot, 2 peppers, 1 lebanese cucumber, 1 head of brocolli, 40g Protein shake

      S- few handfuls of almonds

      Sleep 7 hours 30ish.

      I'm pissed off because this is the 2nd time i'm writing this post, mustn't have saved last time. So i'll make it brief
      Mondays are the easiest for diet, unsure why.
      Fasting to like 2pm now and then having small amount of fruit until post WOD
      Don't need much food to be satiated
      Finished reading the warrior diet, don't agree with what he eats, but the timing of meals and supplements makes sense.
      Not happy with the amount of sleep i'm getting, playstation and TV in the way.
      Got cuttoff on WOD but happy to get all the squats in as I went heavier than normal for me.
      Last edited by MBur; 02-13-2012, 06:51 PM.


      • #18

        B -

        L - 3 plums and 1 peach

        21-15-9 reps for time:
        Clean 40kg

        Rxd was ring dips and 60kg clean

        Result BIG DNF, my dips suck and my cleans aren't much better when fatigued.

        Post WOD- 5g BCAA's, lots of water

        D- 400g Chicken Thighs, 1 carrot, 2 peppers, 1 lebanese cucumber, 1 head of brocolli, 40g Protein shake

        S- few handfuls of almonds, 2 glasses of champagne

        Sleep 7 hours ish.

        Yesterday I got killed at the gym, I knew my dips were average at best but it seems they haven't got any better, was into singles by rep 10. Got to the dips in the 2nd round. Gutted.
        Got home, smashed dinner and then went to the pub to catch up with a mate who had flown in, resisted the invite to go out and drink/party treats and settled on a champagne with him at our mates house instead. got home at 11pm and couldn't sleep, I hate casual drinking! reasonably hard to avoid though when all your old friends are very alcoholed centered socially, they don't understand my choice to not drink.
        Got my Inov8s back from NZ too, happy to be back in those bad boys.

        No longer hungry during the day which is good, makes the morning go faster too and seem to get more done. Haven't got on the scales in a while, maybe tomorrow so I can get a bit of an update.
        Last edited by MBur; 02-13-2012, 06:51 PM.


        • #19

          B -

          L - 2 pear 1 peach 1 plum

          D- 400g Chicken Thighs, 2 tomatoes 1 carrot, 2 peppers, 1 lebanese cucumber, 1 head of brocolli, 40g Protein shake

          S- 150g macadamias, 70g 85% Organic Dark Chocolate, handful of almonds, 1 Vanilla Mars Bar (NAUGHTY)

          Sleep 7 hours ish.
          Last edited by MBur; 02-13-2012, 06:51 PM.


          • #20

            B -

            L - 1 plum 1 pear 1 nectarine 8 large red grapes

            For max total reps:-

            4 min max reps SDHP, 40kg (35kg)
            3 min max reps KB swings, 24kg (16kg)
            2 mins max reps 20kg Press
            1 min max reps burpees

            Rxd was 50kg SDHP and HSPU instead of press

            Result: 101 (52 34 5 10)

            D- Chicken Thigh curry over Brocolli (no rice) 1 and a half platefuls, 40g Whey protein shake.

            S- handful of almonds, 30g 85% Organic Dark Chocolate

            Sleep 7 hours 20ish.

            Weight 91kg

            They realeased the WOD's for the weekend today, so excited for Sunday! first WOD is a prowler push with incremental weight, 2nd is a chipper with burpees pushups kb swings lunges, 3rd is a dumbell hang clean with burpee penalties and a team carry to finish. My shoulders are feeling pretty burnt out from the dips earlier in the week but other than that i'm feeling strong. Weighed in today at 91kg, pretty good although I was hoping for 90, looking leaner I think which is a good thing and I'm happy with my diet and not getting hungry at all, might of had a little bit much fruit today, felt a little bloated after lunch. Have had a rubbish week sleep wise but haven't been overly tired except on the Wednesday when I didn't make the WOD. We have morning tea tomorrow at work, hopefully i wont feel like anything naughty. Need to get lots of sleep tomorrow and Saturday!
            Last edited by MBur; 02-13-2012, 06:45 PM.


            • #21
              Photos From Hardn'Up 2012


              What an awesome weekend of competition. From a nutrition perspective I tried not too vary too much from normal, did the first workout fasted then tried to eat immediately after WOD1,2 &3. Food was Chicken, Bananas, Macadamias, Coconut, Almonds, Berries, Protein shakes. Post Comp I had a chicken caesar salad and a vodka soda lime and a celebratory ice cream.

              WOD's were

              WOD1 Prowler Push
              8min AMRAP 15m lengths. Weights on sled increase every 2 mins
              0-2mins 40kg (unloaded)
              2-4mins 60kg
              4-6mins 70kg
              6-8mins 80kg

              WOD 2 Chipper
              180m 20kg sandbag lunge
              200 kettlebell swings

              150 pushups
              150 burpees

              330m Team Carry

              2min max reps Db Hang Squat Cleans 15kg
              330m lap relay race.

              Felt absolutely wrecked afterwards, bruised abs from suicide burpees, sore ass from prowler push, squats and running and sore shoulders from pressups and burpees. Most fun competition to date though, easily.


              • #22

                B -

                L - 125g blueberries, 1 peach


                D 3 Organic Chicken Breasts (600g ish), 1 head of broccoli, 2 green pepper, 2 lebanese cucumber, 150g Macadamias, 60g 85% Organic Dark Chocolate. Piece of Custard Danish (NAUGHTY)

                Sleep 7 hours

                Post Comp rest day today, WOD at the gym was 4x 500m row and I just wasn't down for that. Have signed myself up for the 115 day burpee challenge which is do 1 burpee day 1, 2 burpees day 2 etc up to 115. It averages out at 60 burpees a day. In 4 months time I know I will have mastered burpees and they won't take me to that dark place mid WOD that they usually do.

                Not getting enough sleep since I got back to AUS, too much playstation but I am enjoying it and the chance to hang out with Bronson and Shane more. Might have to put the sleep goal on the back burner for now and get awesome at it in April when I move.

                Have the WOD "Kelly" tomorrow, which I think is one of my favourites although I've only done it once, excited to give it a go tomorrrow.


                • #23

                  B -

                  L - 1 apricot, 1 plum, 1 apple


                  D Kangaroo steak (200g ish), 1 green pepper, 1 large carrot 200g Macadamias, 40g Whey Protein shake in 500ml coconut water YUM.

                  Burpees 4

                  Sleep 7 and 1/2 hours

                  Once again too much playstation has meant i've been too tired for CrossFit, not to worry though the extra day of rest is well deserved after the weekend. Ate quite a few macadamias so by the time I finished COD i didn't feel like much for dinner, cooked 1 steak instead of 3 and had half veggies. Managed to not get to bed early but still made good-ish sleeping time. Going to aim for bed a little earlier and get up when i wake up instead of trying to sleep in and then play some COD in the mornings too. have Deadlifts tomorrow which means I get to use my new lifters which will be cool.


                  • #24

                    B -

                    L - 1 nectarine, 1 plum, 1 peach


                    Deadlift 5x5 (105kg)

                    DB Complex finisher
                    3 x 2 mins for max rounds
                    DB Pushup x 3
                    L Renegade Row x 3
                    R Renegade Row x 3
                    DB Deadlift x 3
                    DB Hang Power Clean x 3
                    Front Squat x 3
                    Push Press x 3

                    Result 4 rounds in 4 min (15kg)

                    D Kangaroo steak (200g ish), 1 green pepper, 1 large carrot, 1 lebanese cucumber, 1 head of broccoli, 40g Whey Protein shake, a mouthful of lamb and 1 square of kit kat chunky.

                    Burpees 5

                    Sleep 7 and 1/2 hours

                    Was a good day to get back to the gym, lifters went well, got a pb for 5reps deadlift of 105kg and got a 6th rep on the last set before my grip blew out. Did my burpess post WOD while I was in the mood, think that will be the plan for the next few weeks. Also ordered a Royal Burpee challenge tshirt from the states which will be sweet. Still not getting adequate sleep although i'm getting up with the sun which leaves me more awake in the morning which is good. Db complex was hard on the shoulders and the grip, definately one i'll do again when i'm by myself. Team WOD tomorrow, should be fun. Need to buy some more adidas shorts for XFit, having the right equipment for WODs is key.


                    • #25

                      B -

                      L - 1 nectarine, 1 peach, 2 apricots


                      Squat Clean Thruster
                      3-3-3-3-3-3-3 (45-50kg)

                      "Touch & Go" - Hands cannot leave the bar for the set to count

                      7min AMRAP Partner burpee ladder
                      Result 9 rounds + 9 burpees

                      Post WOD 5g BCAA's + Water

                      D 2 Pan Fried Fish Fillets (450g ish), 1 green pepper, 1 large carrot, 1 head of broccoli, 40g Whey Protein shake, Few handfuls of Almonds

                      Burpees 10+

                      Sleep 8 hours

                      Burpees are going good, Made Pan fried fish for the first time and cooked it in Duck Fat, amazing! Felt good getting back to the gym after a few days rest. Got my blood results the other day, pretty happy with everything especially my lipid profile. Have the first Tough Mudder WOD this Sunday that me and James came up with, 5-6 times 1km run with 20 burpee buy in and 1 pool crossing after each km run. Will be good to test out our running gear/skins with a wet run and see if we run into any issues.


                      • #26

                        B -

                        L - 1 nectarine, 1 peach, 2 apricots


                        Open WOD 2011 #2

                        Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 15 minutes of:
                        9 Deadlifts, 70kg
                        12 Pushups with hand release
                        15 Box Jumps, 24

                        Post WOD 40g Whey Protein and Banana

                        Pick up game of Touch

                        Post touch- 5g BCAA and water

                        D 2 Kangaroo steaks (500g ish), 2 red peppers, 1 large carrot, 1 lebanese cucumber, Few handfuls of Almonds, 20g of 85% Organic Dark Chocolate

                        Burpees 11

                        Sleep 8 hours

                        WOD was good, pretty tired after the touch game. Have been listening to a lot of health interviews and lectures the last few days (taubes wolf sisson oz ornish etc) and it's made me reevaluate my diet/exercise situation. I'm going to replace the fruit with nuts for my lunch and going to try and increase my rest and have no carbs except for post workout. Have been thinking about Sisson's talk on play and being in the moment and not worrying about outcomes of things you consider play. Crosfit doesn't often feel like play, neither does COD. Neither does the Burpee challenge. Maybe Crossfit should be 3 times a week, add a few sports, play COD without worries, rest more, definately add a sprint session weekly. These are all things that i'll be thinking about over the next few weeks moving onto my shift back to NZ


                        • #27

                          B -

                          L - 120 grams mixed nuts (cashew, maca, roasted almond, brazil)


                          3 rounds for time:-
                          800m run
                          15 Hang Power Snatch 30kg

                          Result 15:47

                          Post WOD 5g BCAA and water

                          D 3 chicken thighs (300g ish), 2 red peppers,1 head of brocolli, 4-5 handfuls of Almonds, 40g of 85% Organic Dark Chocolate
                          40g Whey Protein

                          20g Whey Protein before bed

                          Burpees 12

                          Sleep 7.5 hours

                          So I switched to nuts from fruit for my small lunch and that seemed to work well, no sleepiness/insulin spike and kept me satiated. WOD was good, I ran as hard as I could in all 3 rounds and beat the guy that normally beats me in all the runs so I was super happy with that. Hang power snatch turned into muscle snatch halfway through and I blew out my forearms but good result overall. Did the burpees afterwards which sucked hard but tuns out Open WOD 1 of the CrossFit games is 7 mins max burpees so I feel i've had some practice. Am going to download the 4 hour body tonight and start reading it, Timothy Ferris sounds like such an amazing dude.


                          • #28

                            B -

                            L - 1/2 whole chicken


                            Crossfit Open 12.1
                            7 mins AMRAP of


                            Result 71

                            Post WOD 5g BCAA and water

                            D 3 chicken thighs (300g ish), 1 head of brocolli

                            Burpees 71

                            Sleep 7 hours

                            First time I had done more than 30 burpees in a row. Sucked big time, want to redo the workout but am going to save myself for the normal WODs for the week instead. Did alot of gaming tonight (Friday) which has killed my sleep but I'm ready to commit to 9 hours this week. Implementing a new diet protocol starting Monday which will be my next post


                            • #29
                              NEW DIET PROTOCOL (4 HOUR BODY/TIM FERRIS)

                              So this is what my life is going to look like for the next 2-3 weeks

                              Record weight- Log to Beyond the whiteboard
                              500ml Ice Lemon Water upon waking with AGG
                              5min Cold shower
                              Get Ready
                              20-30min post Ice Lemon water have breakfast (4 eggs with lemon and cinnamon)
                              EAT SLOWLY
                              morning 1x supplements (Fish Oil Mg Complex B Multi) +Pro biotic

                              L- most likely half chicken (organic free range) AGG supplements prior to lunch

                              Take AGG prior to eating
                              Free Range Chicken Thigh/Chicken Breast/Fish/Kangaroo with spice and cinnamon + Broccoli with lots of water with lemon
                              Eat all meals in 1/3’s with 5 min gap between (meal should last around 30mins)
                              Ice Pack on the back of neck 30mins every evening
                              Take PAGG before bed
                              Get 9 hours of sleep BED IS 9PM

                              PAGG is the following

                              Policosanol 10-25mg
                              Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) 300mg
                              Green tea Extract (EGCG) 500mg
                              Garlic Extract (AGE) with high allicin 1000mg

                              This is basically what Tim Ferris recommends in his book 4 hour body. Most of it fits within the primal paradigm, his ideas of slow carb diet is basically primal without fruit and he doesn't allow nuts either as they are a "domino" food (can't stop once you start) which is so true.

                              So i'm dropping fruit and nuts, adding breakfast, only eating fish/free range chicken/kangaroo with brocolli as my only vegetable.
                              This will be pretty sustainable for 3 weeks with the exception of the weekend (Ferris advocates one cheat day a week to 1. get it out of your system and 2. Boost thyroid/metabolism/IGF which I think makes sense and is also promoted in Warrior diet with the idea of overeating.

                              The cost of the supplements is the only downside at $7.26 a day for the new ones on top of whatever my normal supps cost me. If it is as effective as it says then i'm all for it

                              Took some photos on saturday morning as a before photo (which look better than my Primal before photos which is cool) and i'll post them along with the after photos in 2-3 weeks (will review after 2 and decide if i'll do week 3). Got 9 hours 15 mins sleep on Sunday, good start to the week!


                              • #30

                                B - 500ml Ice Lemon water, 4 eggs with lemon and cinnamon. AGG

                                L - AGG + 1/2 whole chicken

                                Resting 60 seconds between sets:
                                Front Squat 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2

                                rest 5 mins

                                Double Unders

                                There is an 8min cut-off

                                Result 70-70-75-75-80-80-85-85-85-85kg

                                Annie 50-50-40-40-30-30-16-0-0-0

                                D AGG + 4 chicken thighs (300g ish), 1 head of brocolli

                                PAGG before bed

                                Burpees 17

                                Sleep 9 hours 15 min

                                Got my supplements today, everything is going well, sleep was huge but a bit broken, it was pretty hot tonight. Front squats are definately getting better and rack position is almost locked in. Annie was pretty good, double unders fell apart a bit when I used the speed rope, probably shouldn't switch between ropes as much. Burpees were shit after WOD. Signed up for Deadlift posture experiment at UQ which will be cool.