Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Relative Intensity Team

I've been doing a Relative Intensity Study since the 8th of June with a small group of folks out of TCFA. It's been an interesting experience so far, and I have to say that it IS working!

Within a month, so far, here are some of the benefits:

My Fran time dropped by about 3 minutes
My shoulder press went from 70 to 75 lbs
My bench press went from 65 to 80 lbs
My Clean & Jerk went from 95 to 100
My Snatch went from 55 to 65 lbs

Basically we do the main site WODS in order from January, and we scale them accordingly based on formulas derived by Pierre Auge of CrossFit Ottawa.

Although I miss running something fierce, I have to admit I am getting pretty good results so far.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sugar is the Devil

Okay, that's it!

Today I commit to 90 Days of Excellence regarding my diet. I will be eating a combo Paleo/Zone diet with intermittent fasting, as I enjoy the challenge of "extreme" self-discipline.

In short, I do better when I measure my food.

The intermittent fasting will be a new thing for me, but as Robb Wolf said, if I "look better, feel better and perform better" then I'll know it's working. If not, I'll restructure.

More on that later.

All I know is that I need to recommit to my diet and to the Relative Intensity WOD's with a vengeance. There is no excuse for not pursuing both of these with incredible fervor! Bring it on!