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Brian Gregory 11-15-2010 12:03 PM

10 WODs in one day - What to eat??
 
I am doing a competition this Sat and wanted some advice on how to eat/drink on that day to stay fueled for each WOD. There will be approx 15-30 mins btwn wods, with a 1-1.5 hr break btwn wods 5-6.

Here is the link to the wods (Work and family safe link) -
https://docs.google.com/document/pub...&embedded=true

Any advice is appreciated.

Scott Stevens 11-15-2010 12:52 PM

Re: 10 WODs in one day - What to eat??
 
It's definitely not time for experimentation. Go with what you know food-wise. More carbs than normal probably wouldn't hurt. That and lots of water.

Shane Skowron 11-15-2010 01:13 PM

Re: 10 WODs in one day - What to eat??
 
I would do at least 5x as many carbs as normal.

Steven Low 11-15-2010 01:28 PM

Re: 10 WODs in one day - What to eat??
 
I hope your conditioning is high.

Looks like a good way to get rhabdo. Wouldn't be surprised if multiple people got it.

adam adkins 11-15-2010 01:50 PM

Re: 10 WODs in one day - What to eat??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Steven Low (Post 867941)
I hope your conditioning is high.

Looks like a good way to get rhabdo. Wouldn't be surprised if multiple people got it.


+1. Seems like a silly idea.

Brian Gregory 11-15-2010 02:05 PM

Re: 10 WODs in one day - What to eat??
 
Thanks for the replies, I do plan on eating a lot more carbs than normal and was planning on sticking to sweet potatoes and bananas. Possibly eggs and a protein shake, with some fat (nuts and EVOO) at lunch time.

Was wondering if I would get advice to drink my carbs (sports drinks, coconut water, chocolate milk, etc..), since the rest periods were short??

I believe my conditioning is pretty good, I've been following the OPT big dawgs blog for quite a while, and feel prepared.

I will listen to my body during the day though and eliminate some of the wods if need be. I am training for the sectionals 2011, so I do not want to set myself back in training for that.

Thoughts??

Caleb Thomas 11-15-2010 02:13 PM

Re: 10 WODs in one day - What to eat??
 
Looks like a rough day. 5x carbs seems about right.

Kevin J. Fleming 11-15-2010 02:22 PM

Re: 10 WODs in one day - What to eat??
 
Max rep deadlifts in 3 min. w/275 in a fatigued state is an injury waiting to happen.

Geoff Archibald 11-15-2010 03:33 PM

Re: 10 WODs in one day - What to eat??
 
IMO you need to concentrate on hydration and glycogen replenishment. For that, I'm a big fan of gels with lots of water and some food. Based on what I've read from Mark Twight's mountaineering book, gels are formulated for maximizing gastric emptying which is the passing of water from the stomach to the gut for absorption. The stomach does this most efficiently with a certain amount of sugar present, the amount in a gel serving, which is good for about 750-1000L per hour. The sugar also helps in keeping the glycogen system going. You'll also need some electrolytes in there for water absoption or you'll just pass it all. Some protein helps with the insulin spikes.

If you don't like gels then eating foods high in sugar should accomplish something similar. I think that Paleo for Athletes gives a similar strategy for all day events but with a Paleo twist (obviously).

Your body has more than enough energy in the form of fat so carbs during the day are not that important and eating too much will cause more harm than good. You want to pack the high energy foods in at the end of the day.

This strategy worked well for me with 7 workouts in 2 days at the comp I was in 2 weeks ago and has worked well for big mountaineering and climbing days.

Caleb Thomas 11-15-2010 03:38 PM

Re: 10 WODs in one day - What to eat??
 
Hey Geoff, what kind of gels do you like?


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