Anyone else hooked on Crossfit? Besides the warmup, all of my workouts are different every single day, plus its always 3 days on, one day off. The RX'd warmup takes me about 7min - stretching, 15ea pullups, situps, dips, back hyperextensions without rest, then the workout of the day usually takes only 10-15min.
I have been working out and eating right for pretty much the first time in my life the last 6 months. I have lost about 100 pounds so far. I have probably gained 10 back in the past three weeks. I decided though that I wasn't gonna starve during the holiday. I use MyFitnessPal on my smartphone. Its a fn miracle worker. I have also been running 3 days a week and my buddy got me into paintball which I fucking love a lot. Its a everyday battle though. It does get easier with time though.
I fart cigar smoke......
I like 5/3/1 because I have goals to hit at each workout as far as weight/reps goes and the workouts take me no more than 45 mins. When you work in a gym 10+ hrs per day, 6 days per week its very easy to lose motivation and want to slack on your own workouts.
I have a rule of thumb, when cycling off a supplement, I take the amount of time off it takes me to go through the product. So if it takes me a month to use a jug of Jack3d then I will take off a month of it. Even if I go through 2 or 3 consecutive jugs. Does that make sense?
Also, consider giving 1MR a shot. I like it much better than Jack3d.
I'm 4 days into P90X2 after having done a couple rounds of original P90X and feeling great. I'm using Jack3d on big routine days, so not every day. So far, I really like it.
"Holy Shitballs" MU 12-23-2011
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I remember back in the day, I used to get to the gym at 6am, train a few clients, eat in between, get my am workout in train the noontime people, get in my pm workout, train the evening people and get cardio in whenever I could. I'd be there till 10pm most nights. I could do that when I was younger.
With Eds or any other similar program, you do have goals as you would take your 5 rep max and calculate out what your 1 rep max would be then break it down by week how many reps with what weight you needed to get. I may give the 5/3/1 a go later in the year. Ah yes to be young again. Luckily, with all that heavy lifting, I'm still able to do so and no injuries to speak of ...yet knock on wood. G1
As for pre workout formulas, I'm a fan of BSN's NoExplode. The Jack3d was too caffeine loaded for me. Haven't tried the 1MR but I do have a couple of samples so I may after I'm done with my current jar.
LOL this is starting to look like the forum at bodybuilding.com
hey makes it easier to have everything in one place G1
Cardio again today and a did some light ab work. Will this back ever heal.....
BTW, I've lost lots of fat and built significant lean muscle mass as a cigar-smoking, Zaya-drinking Crossfitter on the 4hr-body diet, contrary to what zealots on bodybuilding.com would say about such a lifestyle.
As for the comments on supplements, here's my results (YRMV)
BSN products have been generally great for me - NoXplode, TruMass, AxitHT, good stuff
But I've made all my progress this past 6mo on Controlled Labs vitamins, Purple Wraath, Green Mag and White Flood
Just got in from 5 miles again. Keep up the good work brothers
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Gonna take the day off. My arm still hurts from the new tattoo last night plus I don't want to have to deal with the cleaning and wrapping of it in a gym locker room after showering. I'll be back in the gym on Monday. Maybe the 3 day break will help my back finish healing and I can do more than just some cardio.