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Old 08-04-2008, 02:46 PM   #1
Anthony DiSarro
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Default Strict zoner considering Paleo

Looking for a little direction or personal experience.

I have been on a strict zone for the 4 months or so. All meals (16 blocks and 2X fat) weighed and measured, favorable foods only. I am 5-10 165#'s and very lean. I primarily Crossfit and my CF total has gone up each time called for and my bodyweight has remained constant. Although i like being pretty ripped i would like to put on a bit more muscle while maintaining my fitness at the expense of a few % BF. I have decided to mix in 5X5 heavy lifts on days 1,3,5,7 etc...in addition to the WOD's and will ease up a bit on metcon as recommended here. I have recently started reading Paleo for athletes and I am wondering if this goal would best be reached by switching to a more Paleo based diet that is not quite so calorie restricted, or just bump up my blocks.

Thanks in advanced for any insight into this.
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:12 PM   #2
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Bump the blocks and go past 2x fat. You need calories to grow.
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:14 PM   #3
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I think part of it is I miss some of the food I'll get to eat again on the Paleo side
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:51 PM   #4
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Anthony,
You'll get to eat a lot more of the paleo foods. Paleo + Zone, plus lots of fat = decent environment for growth. Although, non Paleo foods may make it easier (starches, dairy)
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Old 08-04-2008, 07:47 PM   #5
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yeah i think you're right Derek and Corey, I'll start trying to mix them together. I know how fast I can I can lean out on a strict zone, right now i just need to focus on a little more muscle. thanks guys
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