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Old 05-05-2011, 12:52 PM   #1
Martin Peņaherrera
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help with diet

hello fellow crossfiters... I have a question for you guys... I am 1.68cm and 141 pounds, I took up crossfit about 2 months ago and can see the obvious results, the only doubt I have is my diet... I am doing paleo for about a month because I want to get leaner...

Breakfast: 3 eggs, some veggies, 2 pieces of bacon and a piece of fruit
Lunch: 2 chicken breasts or meat or fish, lots of veggies and olive oil
Snack: almonds and dried fruit
Dinner: half of what I eat for lunch
*1 cheat day LOL*

Do you think I should bulk up first or continue with this diet? The issue I have is that I am a touring amateur golfer and canīt risk losing mobility.

Thanks and sorry, english is my second language...
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:25 PM   #2
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Re: help with diet

You can bulk up and still retain your mobility.

Just google CrossFit Mobility Drills

In my opinion, you should bulk up to where you want to be then drop the fat off your body. It doesnt talk a lot to drop fat as long as the diet is clean.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:29 PM   #3
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Re: help with diet

This is what i am looking for. What exactly is a "clean diet"? While still being able to have the energy and stamina.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:30 PM   #4
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You can bulk up and still retain your mobility.

Just google CrossFit Mobility Drills

In my opinion, you should bulk up to where you want to be then drop the fat off your body. It doesnt talk a lot to drop fat as long as the diet is clean.
thanks Barrett... do you think I should eat more?
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:39 PM   #5
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Re: help with diet

Eat more...yes. But with in reason. Don't just suddenly add the calories you think you need over night. Start by adding an extra 100 calories a day until you hit your target caloric intake.

Focus on meats/proteins, tones of veggies/fruits/tubers, and fill in the rest with fat. No need to actually add a gallon of milk to your diet if your getting plenty of protein and carbs from everything else. It is easy to get an extra 1000 calories a day just from fat alone.

fats - oils, avocado, nuts, seeds....stuff like that....forgot bacon fat too
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:42 PM   #6
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This is what i am looking for. What exactly is a "clean diet"? While still being able to have the energy and stamina.
Clean can mean anything from 100% Paleo, to just eating nonprocessed whole foods. Find what works for you. Generally some combination of meat, eggs, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and good fats like olive oil or coconut products. Energy and stamina comes from eating enough calories and figuring out what macronutrient ratios you need to support your activity and recovery.

OP, it's very possible to gain weight and get stronger without losing mobility. Gymnasts are obvious examples--yeah, they aren't that large, but their upper bodies are absolutely jacked. Or look at competitive Oly lifters...big, strong, and most have flexibility that would rival a gymnast or yoga master.
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:39 PM   #7
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Re: help with diet

What tour do you play on? I'm a golfer and like watching golf, so I am just curious.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:12 AM   #8
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Just here in Ecuador, it is not as big as in other countries and we donīt make any money but we get to compete in about 8 tournaments and the national championship... what is your hcp?
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OP, it's very possible to gain weight and get stronger without losing mobility. Gymnasts are obvious examples--yeah, they aren't that large, but their upper bodies are absolutely jacked. Or look at competitive Oly lifters...big, strong, and most have flexibility that would rival a gymnast or yoga master.
very true!
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:46 AM   #10
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Just here in Ecuador, it is not as big as in other countries and we donīt make any money but we get to compete in about 8 tournaments and the national championship... what is your hcp?
That sounds cool, I'm a 1, how about you?
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