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Old 05-09-2011, 06:34 PM   #1
Carlos Alvarez
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Help Me Get Started With Crossfit Football and Intermittent Fasting

I've found exactly what I'm looking for in CFFB. I want to follow the diet as well, but I also have had interest in IF dabbling. Would It be crazy to have a 20 hour fast on the 2 off days? Do you think it would help keep lean?

I'm at 6'1'', 185 lbs and 13% or so BF. My focus is always performance based, but getting down to 10-11% in the 190s would be nice. What is the general feel on the intermittent fast with this program? Also, which fast would you think is best(24 hour, 16/8 hour)?
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:56 PM   #2
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Re: Help Me Get Started With Crossfit Football and Intermittent Fasting

What time of day do you do the CFFB workouts? What/how do you currently eat?
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:34 PM   #3
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Re: Help Me Get Started With Crossfit Football and Intermittent Fasting

My recommendation to you would be to do it in cycles. Do CFFB for 6-8 weeks. Grow, recover, and get stronger. Eat for recovery, and by that I mean a lot. Then take a month and focus on fat loss with either a modified CFFB or a different program. (The only reason I say modified is because doing the program while trying to lose fat may not work for you, but everyone is different.) I personally have no success with IF and strength gaining which is why I recommend this approach. If you can do it, more power to you.

As for a modified program during this time, I would say you wanna do more metcons and lots of fasted walks to get leaner quicker.
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:21 AM   #4
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Re: Help Me Get Started With Crossfit Football and Intermittent Fasting

I work out at 5-6 pm and I'm eating 5 meals of chicken and salas/veggies with brown rice in a few of them. Sometimes I have eggs or whites instead for breakfast and a steak for dinner instead of chicken. I also eat almond butter lately to keep up calories when I train extra intensely.
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:19 PM   #5
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Re: Help Me Get Started With Crossfit Football and Intermittent Fasting

My 2 cents - fasting is not for weight loss. Fasting is a method of giving the internal processes of your body a rest to recover.

If you want to decrease fat, do it with quality food and intense workouts. Don't fast for fatloss.
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