WOD 052809

Thruster 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

Wanna try the Zone as Rx'd?  Coach Chris, Sandy, LeeAnn, Coach Whitney, and Kathleen are hitting it for a month starting Monday.  This stuff works, folks; it helps with CrossFit, it helps with insulin control (no more blood sugar spikes) and it helps you lean up FAST.  Track your meals daily on CatalystTrainer.ca with your WODs.  You'll never go back to eating the same way again.

The Zone is a 40-30-30 macronutrient (40% carb, 30% protein, 30% healthy fats) strategy.  Barry Sears first published his Zone Diet in the late 1980s; it didn't catch on long-term, mostly because of all the math involved (weighing, counting, etc.)  However, in his 'Live Lecture' series (2006 and onward,) he simplifies the Zone according to the picture below.  

Picture 8 My own Zone experience: being hypoglycemic, I was having a tough time surviving a CrossFit WOD without lightheadedness and nausea.  I started 'ballparking' the Zone in February; I dropped 13lbs VERY quickly (too quickly, almost) and my CrossFit times improved dramatically.  Problem: my strength levels dipped (my deadlift went from 500 at Christmas to a hard 435 at the end of March.)  Then I started reading Robb Wolf's blog; he's CrossFit's main nutrition guy these days.  He advocates a couple of Zone 'tweaks': removing fats in the post-workout meal to stimulate an insulinemic response and thereby shorten recovery; increasing Fat Blocks for energy instead of Total Blocks; and a few more.    Now I'm back over 190lbs, but still leaner than I've ever been at this weight, and starting to see strength climb again (I had a 475 deadlift last weekend.)

Want to sign up to go 30 days of Zone eating?  Respond on facebook, or email chris@catalystgym.com

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