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Old 03-21-2012, 03:22 AM   #331
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Re: Gslp

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Check out Gary Taubes' work for the answer on that. He's got a couple of books that spell out the science behind fat metabolism, specifically how you can eat (even overeat) and not gain fat.

The summary of his work is: carbohydrate intake ==> insulin production ==> fat storage. By reducing carbohydrate intake (potentially substantially), you lose fat. This is the basis for the Atkins diet.

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I've read some "conclusions" from one of his books...WOW! He's completely anti-carb...though he bashes the processed crap, which is fine, but starch from potatoes and rice? REALLY? There are plenty of cultures who do not get fat and eat plenty of tubers and grains. I do and I'm not fat
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:51 PM   #332
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Re: Gslp

I actually have a question about this program since I'm planning on doing it. Is it okay to sub shrugs for the neck harness? I'd buy one, but I'm saving to get some money for some squat stands
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:55 PM   #333
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Neck harnesses (WFS) are pretty cheap. But yeah, you could get a lot of the same benefits out of shrugs.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:49 AM   #334
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Re: Gslp

as of right now we walk/lift sat, tues, and thurs and run on mon, wed. we just started incorporating conditioning following the book, but i was wondering if it would hurt/benefit to do conditioning work on mon and wed. also was wondering if it would be better to run in the morning and condition at night, or just to do the conditioning in the morning and skip running all together? the only reason running is incorporated is because we're in the army and we kinda have to run. i know from doing mainsite that conditioning work can substitute for running, but i wasnt sure how much a 10 min metcon 2xweek would work out for that. opinions?
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:06 AM   #335
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Re: Gslp

Thanks for all the good info. I am currently an affiliate member, doing some lifting and WODs there at 5am on M, T, R, F. I would like to add GSLP work from home in the evenings to improve my strength. Any particular words of wisdom for continuing the crossfit WODs, and adding in the GSLP work?

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Old 03-29-2012, 06:38 PM   #336
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Advice? Don't try to do 4 days worth of lifting and WODs per week.

Training at 5am 4x per week will have a negative impact on your ability to lift heavy that evening, and too much overall training volume will mess up your recovery. If you want to get stronger make it a priority for awhile--that means I'd do the GSLP lifting on M, W, and F mornings followed by short metcons 2-3x per week as the program recommends.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:33 PM   #337
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Re: Gslp

Hey everyone, just wanted to throw out some of the progress I've made on this program so far. This past week, I retested 1RMs on each of the lifts. I've been following GSLP for 7 weeks so far (3 days per week for 4 weeks, 2 days the other 3 weeks due to events) w/ 2 CF metcons per week and here are my results so far:

Before GSLP 1RM:

Bench: 108
Press: 77.5
Back squat: 163
Deadlift: 273

7 weeks in:

Bench: 135 (and this was after a GSLP session of press and squat)
Press: 95
Back squat: 235
Deadlift: 320

Just wanted to post some progress for those thinking about doing this program. It definitely works. I'm excited to see what I'll be able to do after several months of being on it.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:11 PM   #338
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Hey everyone, just wanted to throw out some of the progress I've made on this program so far. This past week, I retested 1RMs on each of the lifts. I've been following GSLP for 7 weeks so far (3 days per week for 4 weeks, 2 days the other 3 weeks due to events) w/ 2 CF metcons per week and here are my results so far:

Before GSLP 1RM:

Bench: 108
Press: 77.5
Back squat: 163
Deadlift: 273

7 weeks in:

Bench: 135 (and this was after a GSLP session of press and squat)
Press: 95
Back squat: 235
Deadlift: 320

Just wanted to post some progress for those thinking about doing this program. It definitely works. I'm excited to see what I'll be able to do after several months of being on it.
congrats on the results
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:58 PM   #339
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Re: Gslp

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Old 04-17-2012, 02:08 PM   #340
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