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Sep
7
comment Does daily crossfit excercise and a paleo diet reduce heart disease?
@EhevuTov Robin was making a joke. It's still not on topic. No one knows the answer to your question.
Sep
6
comment Does daily crossfit excercise and a paleo diet reduce heart disease?
Non fitness relation nutrition questions are off-topic. Also, there have been no long term studies for the paleo diet. Some short term studies show favorable improvements in lipid profiles: yaboga.com/paleo-metabolic.pdf
Sep
5
comment How does running style impact health and performance?
Possible way to cure your shin splints: gizmodo.com/5902699/…
Sep
5
comment What's my GDA to lose weight?
let us continue this discussion in chat
Sep
5
comment What's my GDA to lose weight?
Oddly, the second paper you cite says people lost weight at a rate of 1869 kcal/lbs, which is just as odd as 10,000/lbs. In any case, the point is that a 3500kcal/lbs calorie deficit is not predictive for weight loss.
Sep
5
comment What's my GDA to lose weight?
I break down some studies and match actual weight loss to calorie restriction here: fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/7354/…
Sep
5
comment What's my GDA to lose weight?
These analytical figures make sense intuitively, and of course it is true that it takes 3500kcal to burn a pound of fat in a bomb calorometer, but in actual people, in studies where people are using a calorie deficit to lose weight, it doesn't add up that way. It seems to take 7500-10,000 calories deficit to lose one pound because the human body is not a closed system bomb calorimeter.
Sep
5
comment What is the best way to get rid of love handles and lower belly fat?
@JohnP Interesting; do you have a source for this?
Sep
4
comment What's my GDA to lose weight?
-1 3500kcal != lbs weight loss. No study supports it.
Aug
29
comment Adding power to my pull-ups?
If you can do 12 strict pullups, you are very likely strong enough for a muscle up. The limiting factor will be technique.
Aug
29
comment Difference between Glucose, Fructose and Sucrose
On the other side of things, glucose is what controls the glycemic index, which more directly controls insulin response, which in turn can make you hungry and relates to insulin sensitively.
Aug
28
comment The theory behind crossfit, “ghetto” workouts etc
The comments that were here are now in the following chat room: chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/4640/…
Aug
28
comment The theory behind crossfit, “ghetto” workouts etc
@WayneInML I'm answering you in chat: chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/4640/…
Aug
26
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Aug
26
comment The theory behind crossfit, “ghetto” workouts etc
@infoholic_anonymous I hesitated to put specifics in my answer because each gym can do things differently. Regarding rest, there is plenty of rest during the strength part. Depending on the %, it might be 2-5 minutes between sets. The metcon is timed, so rest is only by necessity. I'll try to improve my answer.
Aug
26
comment The theory behind crossfit, “ghetto” workouts etc
@infoholic_anonymous For the metcons, the actually movements tend to compliment the strength work (press for strength might suggest pull-ups in the metcon). These workouts have quite a bit more variety, so it's hard to describe a pattern day to day, but we do sprint, medium, endurance, and deload phases which last 3 weeks to a month apiece. I'm sure other gyms do things differently. But, take whatever philosophy for strength and conditioning, and it can be applied within crossfit. I think the main different from other programs is that it is less focused on one area.
Aug
26
comment The theory behind crossfit, “ghetto” workouts etc
@infoholic_anonymous For strength work, I know of a gym that follows Wendler. My coach follows a West-Side barbell template. Because I have a coach, I don't have to know all of the details. In a strength phase we do things like 3x5@80%. 3x3@85%. 5x1@90%. In a speed phase we might do 9x3@50% while trying to move quickly, or with bands.
Aug
26
answered The theory behind crossfit, “ghetto” workouts etc
Aug
23
comment Why is the weight not dropping off?
@Kobojunkie There is a lot of evidence that suggests exercise, though good for you in other ways, usually does not contribute to weight loss. Nutrition appears to be much more influential.
Aug
22
comment Eating less, working out more, but gaining weight?
@Cassidy Since you are 16 years old, it is very likely that you are growing naturally. That could mean more muscle, more bone density, or even a little more height. Continue to eat well and exercise, and throw away your scale.