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Old 01-07-2011, 12:10 PM   #1
Matthew Harris
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What can be done in six months?

I'm thinking about joining a CF affiliate for six months, and I'm curious what kind of results I should expect. A little about me:

6'3" 180 lbs
No idea on BF% (top four abs show after a workout)
Bench press body weight 8-10 times
Squat body weight 15-20 (not all that strong)

I have been training for an Ironman 70.3 and am looking to supplement my training with CF workouts. I still have some fat around my butt and thighs I'm looking to get rid of, but I don't want to lose what muscle I do have in the process of trying to lose the bad weight. I imagine the results will rely heavily on my diet (been 90% paleo for about two months now). Is CF the answer? Will I need to tweak my diet? Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:34 PM   #2
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Re: What can be done in six months?

Everyone is different so what others accomplish may have no bearing on what you accomplish.

For me in the last 6 months (5 working out, I missed 1 due to injury) I have lost ~14lbs of fat and gained ~20lbs of muscle. Ive added approx 200lbs to my crossfit total and 6 rounds to my "cindy". Overall endurance, strength and flexibility have increased geatly.

I think you will find if you eat good food choices and closely monitor/control your caloric intake you can easily trim the fat without sacrificing the muscle you have. Depending on the programming at the affiliate you very well could ad mass while losing fat as well.
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:43 PM   #3
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Re: What can be done in six months?

Yes, join the affiliate. You will get awesome results.
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:53 PM   #4
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Re: What can be done in six months?

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I'm curious what kind of results I should expect.

I imagine the results will rely heavily on my diet (been 90% paleo for about two months now).

Is CF the answer?

Will I need to tweak my diet?
Results will depend on what you put in: into your mouth and into your workouts. Expect to get stronger, way stronger. Expect to get mentally stronger, way stronger.

YES the results will rely heavily on your diet.

Is CF the answer? if your a super-elite triathlete maybe not. Otherwise it will most likely be a benefit.

Expect to drop your mileage in all the disciplines, this maybe difficult both cognitively and emotionally but the truth is Crossfit and short bricks are all you need. Trying to maintain your millage AND adding CrossFit will likely end in overuse injury and/or over-training.

Good luck and let us know how it's going from time to time.
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