I work out 3x a week in the morning at a CF gym. I have lost weight (240 to 207), gotten stronger, and lowered my ridiculous blood pressure, but after 5 months I find I am still not completing WODs as quickly as I think I should be. My diet is Paleo-influenced and fairly clean.
On WODs that involve heavier weights or that are less than 10 minutes I usually do pretty well but 15+ minute workouts usually mean I have one of the worst completion times.
Anyone have any ideas on getting my energy up (eat pre-workout? how much? timing? supplements?) and also just increasing my general conditioning?
Also this is unrelated but does anyone else only see one single thread here in the CF thread? I have to go down to the Thread Display section and set it to display all threads to be able to see any thread other than Paulo_Santos's "so you want to..." thread.
If you are gassing after 10 minutes, then it is very likely your cardio/endurance. Also make sure you are getting enough carbs and good sleep. And, yes, I only see my thread.
Last edited by Paulo_Santos; 09-25-2013 at 06:56 PM.
Anything specific I can do to specifically target increasing my endurance during metcons? Is the answer just "do more metcons"? I have improved my running by quite a bit, but I don't feel like that transfers over much. I can go run a 5k or whatever no problem, and as I said the shorter sprint workouts like Grace aren't too bad for me.
Is there a timing component to carbs? I have been reading some about pre-workout nutrition. Because I am trying to lose weight I have been either not eating or barely eating pre-workout. At most a banana or apple in the car on the way to the gym, usually nothing. I am also keeping carbs low in my diet in general.
I changed the setting in User CP to always show all threads and now I can see them all. What a weird default setting, no wonder all the threads have so few replies.
You might want to try and eat more carbs pre-workout for added energy. How about a small sweet potato, or some oatmmeal?
I did a pre-workout shake and added some dextrose this morning. The increase in energy was significant. Alinshop you were right on the money with the carbs suggestion.
I usually have a banana pre-workout and it gives me enough energy. You may also want to have carbs the night before.
You have to give us a better idea of what your current diet looks like and also what time you train.
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This is an old question so I have gotten better. But I do still wonder about night-before eating.
I train in the mornings at 7am. My diet isn't as consistent as it was in 2013. On training days I have a protein shake w/dextrose and other supps pre workout, then another shake w/more protein and less carbs, along w/BCAAs and glutamine, post-workout. Then, ideally, I eat Paleo-influenced at lunch, have a small snack (nuts or fruit or something), larger paleo-ish meal for dinner, another snack if I feel like it around 8PM, then nothing til the next morning. Off-days I skip the two shakes and have like a protein bar for breakfast, and overall eat a little less, usually cut out the evening snack or both snacks. I have a cheat meal (which sometimes becomes a cheat day) 1x a week.
The above is ideal and is what I was doing when I posted this.
Well I am back to needing to lose weight. I got injured around Thanksgiving last year and put 15 lbs back on while I was not training for 2 months. I started working out again in January but have no really lost any weight. Still wearing the same size pants and same hole in the belt but it is a bit more snug.
Last edited by killxswitch; 06-30-2014 at 06:59 AM.