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Old 10-31-2006, 05:12 AM   #1
John Daniel
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I am wondering if there are any "skinny guys" out there that can complete Linda as perscribed?

I have been gaining about 1 pound per month following crossfit(almost all muscle), but my diet has been sloppy. I currently am 180lbs, about 11% bodyfat, and 6 feet tall. I really want to be able to complete all the CF benchmark workouts - I am getting close. But Linda and Diane are way out of reach.

If I switch to the zone, drop 6% BF, then increase my fat like coach recommends, does any believe this will help me more than continuing to gain weight at a higher BF?
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Old 10-31-2006, 06:19 AM   #2
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Well I am 185-188 72" tall. I can do Linda ~30 min and Diane 4:58. I know there are lighter guys than me who can beat that!

I think coach wants you to Zone and lose BF until "performance suffers" then up fat. If you are crossfitting and performance is continuing to increase losing fat weight will further increase your ability to do benchmarks W/O's.

Don't confuse WT with muscle. It may be that when you start the zone you gain some muscle right off the bat. It depends on how bad your current diet is. At 11% and 180 you are carrying 20lbs of fat and 160 lbs of muscle. At 6% and 170 you could carry that same 160 lbs of muscle. Your call
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Old 10-31-2006, 06:25 AM   #3
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If you are at low BF and want to gain muscle, you need to up all the blocks (protein, etc). Just upping the fat (like 5x) once you get lean will make you maintain your current weight.
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Old 10-31-2006, 07:14 AM   #4
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I really don't think 6' 180 is skinny.
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:40 AM   #5
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Yeah 6' at 180 isn't really skinny.

Try 6'3" at 168lbs
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:41 AM   #6
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Most people would say that Linda is a bit easier for someone who's a bit lighter/skinnier. I am 5'10" and ~179lb and can finish Linda as Rx'd in about 21:00. I think I definitely have an easier time than somebody who is my height or slightly taller but weights near 200lb.
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Old 10-31-2006, 09:22 AM   #7
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I'm 35yo 6'2 174lbs. I've been losing weight since Dec. of last year. I Started at 225 and I'm at 174 now and about 7-8%bf. My strength keeps improving so I will continue to shed the fat until my energy/power diminishes. Doing a strict Zone/Paleo diet. I've only been doing CF for about 6-7 months. So far with trying Linda twice I did:
DL 225 instead of 270
BP 160 intead of 175
Clean 115 instead of 131
As above in 20:14
I could complete as rx'd but it would be very broken up and tough.

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Old 10-31-2006, 03:44 PM   #8
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5'10, 180, 8-9%BF. Linda as prescribed in ~25:00, Diane in a little over 6:00.
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Old 10-31-2006, 04:17 PM   #9
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I guess I have always believed in some relationship between size and strength. 6' and 170lbs seems pretty skinny to complete Linda and Diane. The alternative is for me to continuing gaining, then drop the fat later.

I will give the zone a try to see how it goes!
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:25 PM   #10
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AFT seems pretty skinny. 150#, not sure how tall he is.

His Linda as Rx'd is 9:16, 28:00 with Linda-BW of 200.

And we've all seen his Diane(1:49), and his Fat Diane(DL 275, 4" paralette HSPU):9:32
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