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Forum: Nutrition 02-14-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,374
Posted By Spencer James
How do you use BCAAs?

I've noticed a decent number of people around here take BCAAs. How do those who do use them usually time them throughout the day? I typically take a serving at 5:30am pre-training, again at around...
Forum: Nutrition 02-14-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,574
Posted By Spencer James
Re: Almond butter question

hands down the best almond butter at trader joes is the stuff with flaxseed in it. delicious. it's almost on par with peanut butter.
Forum: Nutrition 02-14-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,149
Posted By Spencer James
Re: low fat avacado??

Conversely, we have bred our fruits to be much sweeter than they used to be... if you ever have a banana in Tanzania, you'll see what I mean!
Forum: Nutrition 02-14-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,407
Posted By Spencer James
Re: Troubles diet

I'm not a very disciplined eater anymore, but in the past when I have experimented with paleoish-style eating habits, I've noticed that if I am strict for a week or so (ie no sugar, no grains, etc),...
Forum: Fitness 02-13-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,963
Posted By Spencer James
Re: Brand new to WODs and half marathons

You could also think about just adding a sprint of some kind into the MWF WODs. If there is a rowing component, swap it out with the equivalent distance running, or just add in a sprint of your own...
Forum: Nutrition 02-10-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,279
Posted By Spencer James
Re: why am i so hungry

Meat and veggies can mean a lot of different things. Slices of turkey breast and undressed spinach are a far cry from brisket and broccoli roasted with butter. I'm not saying that one is better than...
Forum: Fitness 02-10-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,986
Posted By Spencer James
Re: Gains in power from WOD's

I had sort of an on-and-off lifting history for about 6-7 years before I joined a CrossFit box, and then when I jumped into their programming I never did bench. The closest things were pushups and...
Forum: Fitness 01-30-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,558
Posted By Spencer James
Re: games competitors logs

Jay Rhodes and Kevin Simmons do some pretty bad--- stuff. They keep logs on the training logs section of the board. I'm not sure how they did in the games but they both are really...
Forum: Fitness 01-30-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,820
Posted By Spencer James
Re: Dan John's 40 day strength program

What were your PRs? What was your strength training history before starting that program?
Forum: Fitness 01-26-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,624
Posted By Spencer James
Re: Why do you CrossFit

I could go to my university's very well-equipped gym and do CrossFit workouts, follow 531, Olympic lift, or really whatever I want...and I would save a lot of money. The reason I keep going to a...
Forum: Nutrition 01-25-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,683
Posted By Spencer James
Re: Help with vegetables

Roasting almost any vegetable with garlic and olive oil practically turns them into candy. You can also mix in things like onions and leeks or some broth to give them more flavor. I don't follow...
Forum: Nutrition 01-24-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,085
Posted By Spencer James
Re: Is this sustainable/healthy?

That last statement may be true... but I also don't think it's true that the impact of eating bread is necessarily that substantial. Stephen Guyenut said something very intelligent on his blog,...
Forum: Nutrition 01-24-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,029
Posted By Spencer James
Re: Post WOD Recovery

I ordered the AtLarge Nutrition Nitrean stuff a month or so ago. I've been enjoying it a lot. It mixes really easily with water or milk (doesn't clump) and tastes pretty good. You can also use a...
Forum: Fitness 01-19-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,111
Posted By Spencer James
Re: College Major

Someone posted a similar inquiry a few months ago. I would highly recommend shadowing individuals in the profession that you are interested in before committing to a certain path or major.
Forum: Nutrition 01-10-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,796
Posted By Spencer James
Re: fish oil supplement timing.

I take it right when I wake up and right when I go to bed because it's easier to keep track of that way. It seems more intuitive that taking it at the same time as eating would be the way to go since...
Forum: Fitness 01-07-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,879
Posted By Spencer James
Re: Max out on squats every day

Well, I think there is a huge asterisk on that article that this is also assuming one is recovering properly - especially eating enough.
Forum: Nutrition 01-06-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,157
Posted By Spencer James
Re: How to pick fish oil?

You know, someone on here a while ago put together a great spreadsheet of a comparison of all fish oils on the market in terms of their EPA/DHA, cost, cost per unit, etc.. If I had more time I'd hunt...
Forum: Nutrition 01-06-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,919
Posted By Spencer James
Re: What to eat and supplements

In my eyes it also depends where you are "starting" CrossFit from. Have you been physically active for the past few years, and if so, in what way? Or are you starting CF from a more sedentary...
Forum: Community 01-03-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 930
Posted By Spencer James
some thoughts on training in 2011

I started thinking yesterday about all of the interesting things I've learned in the past year about training, CrossFit, nutrition, etc., etc.. I realized there were some big themes that I'd...
Forum: Starting 12-30-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,776
Posted By Spencer James
Re: First step to regaining my life

Welcome, man, and good luck! Keeping a detailed training log is a great way to notice tangible progress and to get continual positive reinforcement from your improvements. Have fun with all your...
Forum: Nutrition 12-30-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,121
Posted By Spencer James
Re: New Guy looking for feedback

What has occurred in the two months of CF in terms of your 1) strength numbers and 2) weight? It's pretty sweet to ride out those gains you can make in the early stages of training for as long as you...
Forum: Nutrition 12-30-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,215
Posted By Spencer James
Re: Competition Prep

Just don't shock your system or do something radical the night before that you haven't experimented with previously. For example, if you eat strict paleo and then eat a pizza the night before, you...
Forum: Nutrition 12-21-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,451
Posted By Spencer James
Re: At Large Nutrition offer/deal

What if the price for Nitrean went up to $1500 (price of a US-Aus ticket?) and included a free training session from a Westside coach? Now there's a great idea for a promo.
Forum: Nutrition 12-21-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,451
Posted By Spencer James
At Large Nutrition offer/deal

I noticed on the At Large facebook page that if you order over 20$ from them from now until Xmas, you get free shipping and a free thing of BCAAs. You also get a discount for being a part of this...
Forum: Nutrition 12-15-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,478
Posted By Spencer James
Re: BCAAs in juice container

Yeah, it seems safer to err on the side of not letting them sit around for too long. No sense in spending the money on BCAAs if they aren't going to work right!
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