More Low Carb Research Plus Nutrition Challenge Input Please!

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More Low Carb Research Plus Nutrition Challenge Input Please!

Workout of the Day–April 1, 2016


Have you met Diane? Be prepared to be inspired.

Have you met Diane? Be prepared to be inspired.

Max Effort 1km Row
Rest 3min
Max Set Front Squat @ (115/75lbs)
Rest 3min

Max Effort 500m Row
Rest 2min
Max Set Front Squat @ (115/75lbs)
Rest 2min
Max Effort 250m Row
Rest 1min
Max Set Front Squat @ (115/75lbs)

This is no April Fools joke. 

 

More Low Carb Research Plus Nutrition Challenge Input Please!

There is a new study out in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise that is another pillar in the argument for a low carbohydrate diet. This one has a slightly different take on the topic and I’m not sure how practical it is for most of us that are not professional athletes, but I’m including it because it the study was based on high level endurance athletes. As many of you participate in endurance sports, I thought it seemed relevant. There is good stuff in there and I am happy to see so much research being done in this area. You can find a summary of the study in the New York Times Wellness blog For Serious Training, Hold the Carbs at Dinnertime, or on Mark’s Daily Apple, Should You Sleep-Low to Boost Performance. I like the Mark’s Daily Apple version a little better.

I’m thinking a lot about nutrition right now as I’m working on getting the Spring Nutrition Challenge structure in place. I know you guys are thinking about it too as many of you have reached out to me or one of the other coaches on it. One of the things that I’m struggling with is designing a challenge that will help you meet your goals in participating. But I am guessing as to what your goals are and I would rather not guess. Please help me by giving me some input via the comments section of this blog. No matter what, be assured that the challenge will not be easy. Cleaning up your nutrition never is because it involves sacrificing things we enjoy. That is why it is critical that you are crystal clear on why you are participating. The commitment to that goal will help sustain you when the going gets tough. 

Thanks for your help!

3 Responses

  1. Jennifer

    Hi Tracie,
    I’m very excited to learn more about low carb nutrition and how to lose weight while doing CrossFit. I think journaling about diet and nutrition is really important when your trying to make progress (weight loss, building muscle and stamina…) I’m curious as to what kinds of things an expert would like to see in your food journal if you are looking to lose weight and build muscle and stamina. Thoughts?
    Thanks for all you do! I really appreciate you and the Catacombs community! -Jennifer

  2. Kristie

    Recovery meals and timing, pre work-out meals and timing, building muscle, eating for endurance and strength. Do we need more calories on work-out days and less on your day(s) off? I like having the community support during the Whole Life Challenge also the points for water intake and mobility.

    Just some thoughts-

    Kristie

    Kristie

  3. jan

    I got SO tired of the Whole Life Challenge but enjoyed how well resounded it was including food, getting in the gym, mobility, & community. My goals for participating in another food challenge are to lose my baby weight & pickup some better, sustainable habits for myself & our family.