Newbie, weight gain advice
Posted: 27 May 2013 03:07 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I’ve started recently with crossfit, and for me it’s been a, life-changing experience.I do it 3x a week and currently I’m 165 pd and 5’10” with 12% body fat.I’ve started also with zone eating and according to the zone calculator I should eat 17 daily. I’ve noticed a great energy boost during the day but it’s been a month and haven’t noticed any muscle growth or weight gain.I would like to reach 175-180 pd and reduce body fat.I’m patient, so it’s not necessary to reach my goal short term.I’ve read that normally I should increase my good fat intake, what about protein and carbs? Should I do every session some exercises such as deadlifts, squats and so? Also, I don’t want to loose my energy boost due to zone eating, what should I do? Am I asking for the impossible?

Thanks in advance!

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Posted: 27 May 2013 08:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Post your workouts for 3-4 weeks on the board.  Then revisit this thread.  It will help us make suggestions.

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Posted: 27 May 2013 08:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I’m not sure to fully understand your answer. Where should I post my trainings? And you mean with results? I’m training with a crossfit instructor at my town…

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Posted: 27 May 2013 08:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks for the quick answer btw

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Posted: 27 May 2013 10:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Post your workout results in one of the ope topics in the CrossFit WOD forum here, http://www.crossfitbrandx.com/index.php/forums/viewforum/16/, as suggested in the Activation email you received as you signed up (http://www.crossfitbrandx.com/index.php/forums/viewthread/7478/).

Why are only 2 topics open?
That’s answered in one of the FAQs (sticky posats) here; http://www.crossfitbrandx.com/index.php/forums/viewforum/36/
Have a read through them (hint; one of them has a possible answer to your question).

But the obvious point is; Why don’t you ask your trainer? Or did they point you here? They know what you’re doing and how much work you’re putting in. They presumably have some knowledge of nutrition, so they’re much better placed to answer your question than some people who haven’t met you.

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Posted: 30 May 2013 06:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Hi. It might be worthwhile getting a cortisol test done, if you have any adrenal issues it is difficult to add muscle.

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Posted: 18 July 2013 10:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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A tiny little guy joined our gym a year ago and the trainers put him on a gallon of whole (non-pasturized) milk per day…........sounds stupid ............HE IS NOW A CROSSFIT TRAINER

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