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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
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Aug
28
comment The theory behind crossfit, “ghetto” workouts etc
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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.
Aug
22
comment Why is the weight not dropping off?
-1 3,500kcal == 1lbs again? Make it stop. Please.
Aug
18
comment What's the ideal way to maintain my deadlift with minimal recovery demands?
Do you know what your backsquat is? Front squat is often limited by form or flexibility rather than strength.
Aug
17
comment Bruising on the bottom side of feet from long runs?
@JohnP This sounds like a personal anecdote where the poster had a similar problem, made a change, and it helped. I'm not sure studies are called for in this case.
Aug
8
comment What can a vegetarian eat on a low carb diet?
@MattChan Oh Matt, the question was already closed anyways...
Aug
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Aug
6
comment What can a vegetarian eat on a low carb diet?
@JakeRow123 Since you are on this path anyway, the next steps after Taubes are Sisson and Wolfe. They will give you better advice than we can. Good luck.
Aug
6
comment What can a vegetarian eat on a low carb diet?
@MikeS MMA fighters do workouts called "Glycogen Depletion" workouts to intentionally get into this depleted state in order to then train to simulate being completely gassed at the end of a round.
Aug
6
comment What can a vegetarian eat on a low carb diet?
@MikeS I agree that eating against societal norms is hard. Regarding eating enough, I can tell you from experience that glyco-neogenesis does not work fast enough to keep up with crossfit type workouts and tabata. For many other workouts, it does, but glycogen dependent workouts deplete muscle glycogen faster than it can be replaced by the body, no matter how much you eat, and tabata burpees definitely falls into this category.
Aug
6
comment What can a vegetarian eat on a low carb diet?
@JakeRow123 Tabata burpees + low carb is not a great recipe. Tabata type workouts are very glycogen dependent, which means you will need carbs, or you run the risk of using up all glycogen, which will make you feel bad. Weight training is not so glycogen dependent, so if you go very low carb, you might just do that without the tabata workout.
Aug
6
comment What can a vegetarian eat on a low carb diet?
@MikeS Why can't the ketogenic diet be considered long term?