That would be 4 hour trans-formation of your body.
Tim Ferriss’ “The 4 Hour Body” provides a dietary approach that you might find appealing. His blog outlines some Slow-Carb tactics for losing 20lbs of fat.
If you think you’ve tried everything, you haven’t, compared to Tim Ferriss the ultimate self-experimenter! He outlines principles such as:
1) Eat several meals a day of protein, bean, veggie
2) No fruit or white carbs
3) No calorie counting
4) Go six days on this approach, and on the 7th day binge (hi-carb).
(The Four Hour Body, p.75…it’s a recommended read, very good information and motivation)
This is all founded, too, on limited exercise. Shredding the body through diet mainly.
Will it work? Who knows…give it a try. The dietary approach that works is the one that we can commit to. Same for exercise programs…if what we’re doing isn’t working, then maybe we should stop doing it and try something else! That’s the great thing about all this. Be your own experimenter.
The CF interest in this is that losing those last 15-20lbs will open up an entirely new CF experience…imagine what you can truly get from CF at your cruising weight! This is the year of achievement…that starts with commitment. As always on form day, you can have what you want or the reasons why not.
(Always consult a physician before beginning or modifying any diet/exercise program.)
Correct…Green Tea. Delicious, no cals…and it might help you shed the fat and be on your way to packing on lean, useful muscle.
a) it kick starts your metabolism (thermogenesis) so you burn it up.
b) more importantly and interesting, the catchin polyphenol, Epigallocatechin gallate ( EGCG), appears to inhibit the storage of glucose (carb) in fat cells (possibly through inhibiting the insulin spike after eating which plumps up the fat cells…that’s said in plain words…if you want a complex technical Abstract click here).
c) plus a host of other benefits! Look into it…it just may be what you’ve been missing. (of course, consult a professional on such matters pertaining to diet).
1) Soft-style KB swing, that is. Here’s a very good description at Art of Strength. Notice the description…efficiency, less tension! (all the KB vids at Minute of Strength are excellent)
Then some CFers with efforts after the softer-style. Soft swing
It forces excellent foot/ground contact for initiating power. Reduced leg flexion (not a deep knee) and big hip flexion (the hips recede to absorb the bell which creates the power). Bringing power from the backside, not a squat and raise. That in CrossFit lingo would be “muted hips” where the hips lag behind the leg causing the hips and bell to work against each other (ie, not swinging). This can be applied to regular Russian, H2H, or OH swings…and technically, the soft biomechanics can be applied to any number of exercises! It takes practice, messing around with different positions to see what works or not, and a commitment to generating as much power as possible. Think of swinging less as an exercise to get a certain number of reps and more as the quest for the perfect rep…
2) Sunday Special, Jan 30, 9am: KB form & Regular CF workout
3) Sunday Special addition: Feb 6, 2pm Healthy Living Lecture by Dr. David Leader, OptiHealth. “Achieving Optimal Performance”: Dr. Leader spent 8 years as a field medic, cardiovascular technician and respiratory therapist in both the US Air Force and in local hospitals. He has spent the last 15 years as a Chiropractor and Clinical Nutritionist treating and educating patients on natural health restoration and maintenance. We will be giving out free samples of our All-Natural Endurance Formula before your workout and our Muscle Recovery Formula afterwards (see pdf link above).