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Forum: Nutrition 08-23-2004, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,859
Posted By Ryan Shanks
Any studies on whether the insulin spike matters...

Any studies on whether the insulin spike matters or not? I know it's something I'm always thinking about when I'm eating in the zone.

I usually go with 1 scoop whey (21 g protein), 1 tsp olive...
Forum: Nutrition 08-23-2004, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By Ryan Shanks
How are people supposed to sleep 9.5 hours a...

How are people supposed to sleep 9.5 hours a night? I wake up after 7 hours usually unless I'm recovering from a huge sleep deficit. Are you supposed to keep going back to sleep after you wake up?
Forum: Nutrition 08-23-2004, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,887
Posted By Ryan Shanks
I have a mask that I use. It makes a huge...

I have a mask that I use. It makes a huge difference to me, I'd recommend it to anyone. It makes daytime naps so much easier and more effective.
Forum: Nutrition 07-29-2004, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,329
Posted By Ryan Shanks
Hey guys. I only have Mastering the Zone, and...

Hey guys. I only have Mastering the Zone, and that's what I've been recommending to people to buy. I find the 'week in the zone' part very helpful and it certainly explains the diet well enough for...
Forum: Nutrition 06-25-2004, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,491
Posted By Ryan Shanks
Too bad thinking and eating are mutually...

Too bad thinking and eating are mutually exclusive for most people.
Forum: Workout of the Day 06-23-2004, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,085
Posted By Ryan Shanks
How is it recommended that people perform the...

How is it recommended that people perform the exercise, and why?
Forum: Workout of the Day 06-22-2004, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,085
Posted By Ryan Shanks
Good questions asked on the daily msg board: ...

Good questions asked on the daily msg board:

Why are high rep dips and pull-ups substituted for muscle-ups instead of low rep weighted dips and pull-ups. For most people muscle ups are low rep...
Forum: Nutrition 05-21-2004, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,549
Posted By Ryan Shanks
The protein recommended by the zone is adequate,...

The protein recommended by the zone is adequate, not high. That's the optimal amount of protein we should be eating.
Forum: Nutrition 05-05-2004, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,545
Posted By Ryan Shanks
That's interesting, I'll see for myself if my...

That's interesting, I'll see for myself if my total calories go down with better results. Usually I'm right where you are, around 4-5k calories.
Forum: Nutrition 05-05-2004, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,401
Posted By Ryan Shanks
I'd say that the ZoneRunner software is more...

I'd say that the ZoneRunner software is more precise, but harder to visualize. The same goes for the eyeball method vs the block method. I think it comes down to how much you think it matters. I...
Forum: Nutrition 05-05-2004, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,932
Posted By Ryan Shanks
I usually go protein shake w/ a banana.

I usually go protein shake w/ a banana.
Forum: Nutrition 05-05-2004, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,549
Posted By Ryan Shanks
On the 'zone is too low cal' comments: I'm not...

On the 'zone is too low cal' comments:

I'm not sure if it's covered in the CFJ this month, but you are supposed to add fat blocks until you reach your designated calorie level. So it works out to...
Forum: Nutrition 05-04-2004, 11:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,549
Posted By Ryan Shanks
Think hardgainer = a person w/ ectomorphic...

Think hardgainer = a person w/ ectomorphic tendencies. It's difficult for them to gain weight, hence hardgainer.

Larry's advice is right on, eat in the normal zone until you get your bf down to...
Forum: Nutrition 05-04-2004, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,988
Posted By Ryan Shanks
Short answer - because peanuts are mostly fat. ...

Short answer - because peanuts are mostly fat. They protein they contain is vegetable protein and isn't digested/absorbed as well as other types.
Forum: Nutrition 04-26-2004, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,139
Posted By Ryan Shanks
Scott - by adding too much protein/carbs into the...

Scott - by adding too much protein/carbs into the diet, you risk spiking your insulin. Keeping your insulin in control is a major theme in the diet. Adding fat is the way to go if your looking to...
Forum: Workout of the Day 04-19-2004, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,339
Posted By Ryan Shanks
Thanks, that description did it. I have the CFJ,...

Thanks, that description did it. I have the CFJ, it wans't enough for me in this case.

I was doing push presses wrong previously. My push presses were P+J's.
Forum: Nutrition 04-19-2004, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,833
Posted By Ryan Shanks
I had another disussion on consuming too much...

I had another disussion on consuming too much fruit. I agree, fruit has a built in defense for over-consumption. You can only eat so many apples.
Forum: Workout of the Day 04-19-2004, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,339
Posted By Ryan Shanks
I'm new to O-lifting, have never done the...

I'm new to O-lifting, have never done the push-jerk before. I was just wondering if there was a very detailed explanation somewhere I could read. I'm having trouble picturing what the extra dip...
Forum: Workout of the Day 04-19-2004, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,339
Posted By Ryan Shanks
Larry - thanks, but I wasn't able to understand...

Larry - thanks, but I wasn't able to understand the form to my liking from the video/journal.

I'm just trying to understand why we do push jerks, and the differences between the p-j and the push...
Forum: Workout of the Day 04-19-2004, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,339
Posted By Ryan Shanks
First off, I have the crossfit journal for this...

First off, I have the crossfit journal for this exercise.

I've never done push-jerks before, it looks like a push press, but you drop down an additional time. I assume this is for extra...
Forum: Nutrition 04-15-2004, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,526
Posted By Ryan Shanks
Why would I want to do that? I've never tasted...

Why would I want to do that? I've never tasted any sort of fish oil other than cod liver, so I can't really make any conclusions from it.
Forum: Nutrition 04-15-2004, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,526
Posted By Ryan Shanks
Here's what I bought: Organika Wild...

Here's what I bought:

Organika Wild Harvested Pacific Salmon Oil

200 X 1000mg caps

Each cap contains: 1000mg Pure Salmon, Marine Oil
EPA 186mg
DHA 111mg
Total omega 3-fatty acids 297mg
Forum: Starting 04-15-2004, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,864
Posted By Ryan Shanks
The way I deal with recovery is to go a bit...

The way I deal with recovery is to go a bit lighter. I'm trying to do all the workouts, so I know it won't help me if I am too gassed out from Monday to do Tuesday. The level of strength they're...
Forum: Nutrition 04-15-2004, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,526
Posted By Ryan Shanks
Okay, I've read through the archives. Could...

Okay, I've read through the archives. Could someone recommend a dose to me? I eat about 5 meals a day currently. Something like 'take 15 Xmg capsules, 5 times a day with meals.

And I'm going to...
Forum: Nutrition 04-14-2004, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,952
Posted By Ryan Shanks
Okay, but for me it's a question of chicken...

Okay, but for me it's a question of chicken breast, vs canned tuna vs whey. Bottom line for me, I guess is that I know I get way more nutrition when I include shakes in my diet.

I'm going to work...
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