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Old 08-06-2007, 05:45 PM   #1
Corey Duvall
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Hey, I've been crossfitting for about six months and am in the best shape of my life. I'm 5'11" and a lean 175 lbs. Ideally I'd like to be a lean 185 (<10%BF). I eat pretty healthy, lean meats, vegetables, fruit and nuts but will be starting the zone next week. Anyone out there with some opinion on a number of blocks? I was thinking about 19-20... does this sound about right? Anyone else out there with some similar stats that can offer advice?

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Old 08-07-2007, 06:43 AM   #2
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Figure your blocks out from where you want to be not where you are at with the LBM. 185 at 10% is ~167lbs of LBM. Use that number to figure out your blocks. You probably want around 22 I think?

Male, 6ft, 43, 185, 7-9%. I used the highest activity level on the calculator.

Slightly modified zone, 24 blocks of protien, 12-20 blocks of carbs, 3-5xfat.

I just feel better on lower carbs, not sure why? I don't know if I need a whole 24 blocks of protein or if 20-22 would be ok, but I like protien.
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Old 08-07-2007, 08:16 AM   #3
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Thanks Craig,

I've read the CFJ 21 about the zone, where would I find the calculator?
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:21 AM   #4
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Corey,

Twice a day heavy exercise 1.0 gram per pound of lean body mass.
very active 0.9 gm/lb
active 0.8 gm/lb

So say you are in the top category, you want to be a lean 185 lbs at 10% bf so 167 lbs of lbm x 1 gm protein = 167/7(protein grams per block)=24 blocks of protein, hence 24 zone blocks

or 22 blocks (21.5) if you are in the "very active"

or 19 blocks if you are in the "active" category

remember you want the zone prescription for where you want your lbm to be.

Use mainly low GI veggies for your carbs and you will get the best results.

remember to up your fat WHEN PERFORMANCE SUFFERS. You may be an exception as you are trying to gain weight so you may want to up fat after you have a couple weeks on the diet if you are not putting on muscle.

You might want to pick up a copy of the book at a used bookstore or the library just for reference. I got mastering and entering the zone both for $3 at a used bookstore.

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