I've been crossfiting and floowing Martin on Leangains. In the beginning stages of crossfitting, I would workout one day, and be so sore for the next 3 days, that it was a chore getting to crossfit because I was so sore all the time. At that point, i was eating 2 meals per day, low carb, high fat and moderate protein. I did my research and decided to make big changes to my diet.
Enter Leangains. I workout in the early morning and I follow that protocol.
5:30am - 10g BCAA
7am - 10g BCAA
9AM - 10G BCAA
My eating begins around Noon - 1pm and closes around 7pm.
I changed my eating from this: 70Fat/20protein/10carbs (1400 calories a day) to this;
150-160grams of protein every day, high carb on workout days (150grams) and low fat.
On non workout days, protein stays the same, fats are increased substantially, and carbs reduced to 50grams.
1. No more belly fat
2. I'm lifting heavier weights every week...getting some personal bests of around 15lbs in some of my lifts
3. I sleep 10 hours per night
4. I don't have DOMS any longer
5. I've introduced protein powder to my diet as it's hard for me to eat that much protein with supplementation;
6. I have more energy than I know what to do with
7. I'm gaining muscle and losing fat quickly.
At first, I was really afraid to increase my calories from 1400 daily to 2400 but I bit the bullet and jumped in. I continue to measure myself and pay less attention to the scale. I believe that I would benefit from more calories, as I shift from crossfit 3 x per week to 5x per week, and I'm going to make that shift soon.
The biggest benefit for me was no more DOMS. My recovery is fast and painless and I'm ready to get back to my next workout.
Anyway, just thought I'd share my experience here.
I am female, 49 and 5'11".
F, 48, 5'10"
Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)
Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.