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Old 01-16-2009, 11:16 PM   #1
Júlíus G. Magnússon
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I need to lose about 10-12lbs of fat left from not doing anything for a while (injury) followed by a strength cycle.

For the next four weeks I'm going to do be doing three metcons in the 5-20 minute range each week, followed by a rest day, followed by an Olympic lift day (starting low, gradually upping intensity to see how my back reacts), followed by a strength day, followed by another rest day.

I was thinking most of my carbs would come from vegetables, plus some from my PWO whole milk. But because of all the metcons, should I add some fruit to be closer to the "magical" Zone percentages?
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:13 AM   #2
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It doesn't really matter. No magic in 40-30-30. Zone achieves insulin control through caloric restriction as much as anything else.

If you run fine on carbs and can still control energy intake, then go for it.
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Old 01-17-2009, 04:37 AM   #3
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10-12lbs in 4 weeks is 2 lbs per week. You really need to loose that weight that fast? I'd drop the PWO drink, lower your carb intake a tad, veggies and fruit both being good, though fruit is little higher in carbs, but over all, 10lbs is not that much, I'd take it slow and easy, forget the zone, just eat the same forumla most always talk about, meat/fish, veggies, good fat, some nut seeds, toss in some fruit.

I keep reading that 80% of body compostition is made in the kitchen, balance from training.

So, since you got fat from the injury and did not back off your eating, now is the time to make minor adjustments, but again, 12lbs in a month is a lot, but it's your call.
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Old 01-17-2009, 05:04 PM   #4
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Wow. I missed the 12 pounds in a month thing.

If that's what you gotta do... then maybe something like the V-Diet or Rapid Fat LOss is the thing for you.

It'll get the diet over quick.
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Old 01-17-2009, 05:35 PM   #5
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I'm not really pressed for time... The four weeks was just regarding my workout plan. After those four weeks I'm going to evaluate how my back is coping with the oly work, if my metabolic is still lacking for combatives, et cetera before deciding where to go in terms of workouts.

The fatloss doesn't really have a deadline.
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Old 01-17-2009, 06:35 PM   #6
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Oh, then like Jay said, I'd drop the milk and go with something else.

PWO time is the time to jack up the carbs and protein and keep the fat low to non existent. Tubers and a little fruit make for good choices at this time.

In the end, it's still about calories. Insulin control matters, but insulin alone didn't get your body comp out of whack.
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