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One Week on CBL

I’m already seeing results! Not yet with my strength (and then again, it’s only been a week), but my dress pants are noticeably looser around the waist (measuring, I’m doing 1/2 inch at the most). My shoulders and chest look slightly more defined. If my crude body fat measurements are true, I dropped a pound … Continue reading

My Carb Backloading Sample Diet, v2.0

Here goes nothing. After questioning the sanity of attempting yet another odd fitness-and-nutrition experiment, only to potentially bail on it 2-3 months later due to a perceived lack of results, I went all in on Carb Backloading this Sunday and Monday. Here is my daily food-and-activity dairy for Sunday (a rest day) and Monday (a … Continue reading

No Sleep Till Brooklyn

The name of the game is testosterone. It builds muscle mass, burns fat, increases bone density and virility, and stabilizes blood pressure (at physiologic levels). How to increase it? Like we’ve found out in older posts, the answer is 1) sleep, 2) eat a lot of saturated fat, and 3) do brief intense exercise. Wellp, … Continue reading

The Beauty of Data Collection

I love data. I love spreadsheets and calculations and numbers. I love statistical significance, p-values and T-tests. How is this relevant to CrossFit Football? Well, I’ve been at it for a month, and I’ve been keeping a meticulous log of a bunch of different variables to figure out the ideal combination of modifiable factors in … Continue reading

One Week With Crossfit Football

So as part of my next, newest experiment with fitness and nutrition, I’ve embarked on the CrossFit Football program, meant to turn me into a powerful athlete slowly but surely, as long as I stick with the tenets of eating lots of clean meat/starches, lifting 4 days a week, resting, and bringing intensity to the … Continue reading

Lessons From 10 Days of CBL

Well, it’s done. Ten days of “earning” my carbohydrates through hard work and heavy lifting. Has it made a difference? I can’t tell based on strength or conditioning, since I’ve only gone through one cycle of lifting, but I feel like my jeans are a little looser in the hips, and I can see my … Continue reading