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Forum: Fitness 01-17-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,343
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
Re: How to incorporate sprints in crossfit?

I think the premises of using sprints for improving VO2 may be incorrect.

Improvement of VO2 max is accomplished with repetitive 3 to 5 minutes of sustained effort of large muscle groups at 70 to...
Forum: Starting 07-06-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,439
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
Fitness books and literature

Is it possible for the CrossFit Site to start a blog on books on fitness and nutrition? Readers could contribute their comments and perhaps a recommend reading list developed.

If this has already...
Forum: Fitness 06-14-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,275
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
Re: What is "elite" fitness

I think this thread has pretty much run it's course:

SS: The reference I listed is a joint position paper by the American Heart Assoc and American college of College of Cardiology on perioperative...
Forum: Fitness 06-12-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,275
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
Re: What is "elite" fitness

I haven't had time to read all the comments thus far, so I'm prepared to apologize, if I'm misinterpreting what was said.

Ref: Steve Low's comment regarding running and fitness: I started this...
Forum: Fitness 06-10-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,275
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
Re: What is "elite" fitness

To Respond:
Ref: Jared Ashley comment concerning depleting glycogen stores: Short-duration intense exercise uses glucose/glycogen almost exclusively.
I have arbitrarily defined "elite" fitness...
Forum: Fitness 06-09-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,275
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
Re: What is "elite" fitness

Thanks Steve for the link. I believe one of the North Carolina CF groups has a similar listing.

I'm thinking of a more global definition of fitness, and I've come to a few conclusions.

1) ...
Forum: Fitness 06-08-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,275
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
What is "elite" fitness

Crossfit's motto, Forging-Elite-Fitness, does not state what elite means. How does one know when he/she is among the elitely fit?

I would be interested in other's thought
Forum: Workout of the Day 05-31-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 26,596
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
Re: Create your own workouts

The American College of Sports Medicine, Institutes of Medicine and the Office of the Surgeon General recommend a duration of exercise of 30 to 60 minutes. Further, Cardiovascular fitness which has...
Forum: Nutrition 05-07-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,729
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
Re: Help please! Pre, post workout food, lose fat, Am I doing the right thing?

Here are some numbers that may be of some help:

Your Body mass index is 26.9. If you desire to have a BMI of 25, the threshold of when weight begins to cause increased morbidity, you need to weigh...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 03-31-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,198
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
Re: First post, in the hospital with Rhabdo

Kyle,

Thanks for the detailed response. Not exactly what I was expecting, i.e. not hot and humid and sounds like you were pretty well hydrated. Also, if this was your 6th WOD, that's more than...
Forum: Nutrition 03-31-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,036
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
Re: Zone ?

The two variables that impact on what you eat and how much are intensity and duration of exercise. Your muscles use a combination of fat and carbohydrate for low and moderate intensity. With more...
Forum: Nutrition 03-30-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,036
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
Re: Zone ?

The following are direct quotes from "Mastering the Zone" Sear, Barry: Harper Collins 1997

"A fat block is only 1.5 grams of fat,...." p.24
"My blocks all contain 7 grams of protein." p.6
"...all...
Forum: Nutrition 03-30-2009, 07:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,530
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
Re: Burning Muscle v. Fat- IF & Long Workouts

Lisa:

You can count on protein providing 2-8% of energy needs during SHORT workouts, e.g. 20 minutes or so, if you have adequate glycogen stores. If you avoid carbs your biochemistry will have no...
Forum: Nutrition 03-30-2009, 06:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,036
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
Re: Zone ?

A zone block is 77 calories. If you eat 18 blocks/day thats 1400 cals. For a guy 6'1 and 205 calories that's not even meeting basic metabolic requirements. If you're active I'd estimate your...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-29-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,620
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
Re: Opening a CF on a military base

In 2006 when I was first getting a CrossFit group together here in San Antonio, I approached every fitness person I could at Lackland AFB. I talked to the para rescue office, the Hawc, every gym on...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 03-29-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,198
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
Re: First post, in the hospital with Rhabdo

I have asked CrossFit "Central" to keep a database on all people who develop Rhabdo to track its incidence, risk factors, treatment and recovery... No luck.

That said, may I ask the following...
Forum: Nutrition 03-29-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,380
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
Re: The Zone Dieting: Does it Really Work?

Each block in the Zone diet is 77 cals (Protein 7gm, Carb 9gm, Fat 1.5) As I understand it, most people will consume 14 or 16 blocks/day. That's only 1232 cals/day. This is enough to maintain...
Forum: Nutrition 03-24-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,329
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
Re: Pre/Post WOD snack

Wow, guess I'm in a different world.

There is alot written on pre, intra and post workout nutrition. (See McArdle, Katch, and Katch: Sport and Exercise Nutrition, Benardot: Advanced Sports...
Forum: Nutrition 03-23-2009, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,750
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
Re: Woman spends $800 per YEAR on food/sundries for family of four

There is no "free lunch" In this case, literally.

Calories cost time, or, if time is limited, money. I haven't done the research, but I suspect for $800 in seeds, and fertilizer, a person...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-22-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 155,294
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
Re: Top 10 Ways to Avoid Giving a Client Rhabdo

Ahmik:

I am not aware of the law suit. Can you fill in the details or perhaps provide a link where I can read about it?

It is disappointing to me there is not a standard morbidity report that...
Forum: Nutrition 03-04-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,942
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
Re: Weight loss stall on the Zone

Mel,

Your experience with reaching a plateau and then a weight regain after at a years' time inspite of following the same diet is common. Two recent studies documented this (Shai, Weight Loss...
Forum: Nutrition 04-08-2008, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,620
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
Re: zone, paleo, and longevity

I believe the only "diet" which has been shown to increase the life of the mammal under study, was a diet of restricted calories. There is a society which dedicates itself to a low calorie diet...
Forum: Nutrition 01-30-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,624
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
Re: Zone and calories?

I said this on another post which you may not have seen:
The most thorough review of nutrition, weight, diet, and heart disease in existance was not written by a medical professional, but a...
Forum: Nutrition 01-30-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,044
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
Re: Consuming more fat: now I am always starving

If you're interested in a thorough review of nutrition, calories and the relation to weight gain and what you eat, I would strongly suggeset you read Gary Taubes, "Good Calories Bad Calories" It's...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2007, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,669
Posted By Kenneth R Davis
Gym mats

I'm at looking to get some mats for the rings at the CrossFit San Antonio gym. There seems to be a range in price from about $130 - $ 200 for an 8' x 4' x 2" It looks like gymnists typically have...
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