Sunday, 03 Jan, 2010

Posted by Mandee on January 3, 2010   |   15 Comments

Tag team- Five rounds for time of:

P1 runs 400m
P2 completes as many rounds as possible of the following until P1 returns-

Once both athletes have run 400m, one round is complete.

Scoring– Every round completed by the team is 5 seconds off of that team’s final time.

The 2010 Zone Diet Challenge– Are you going to give it a shot? Tell us why.

15 responses to “Sunday, 03 Jan, 2010”

  1. klowe says:

    Re Zone Challenge:

    Count me in! The most I’ve zoned is about 2 days. I figure this month before the Garage Games provides the perfect experimental model for me.

    I’ve resisted the Zone on the principle that it is a total pain in the ass but time for me to actually try zoning and stop bashing it with no personal data to back up my premises.

    Game on!


    • Amy says:

      I”m right there with you! The longest I have Zoned is for 3 days and it’s time I give it a try! It’s going to be realllly hard for me but Im in!

  2. tracey says:

    Kevin, are you coming to crossfit today? If so what time? I was thinking you might be able to look a Pearl.

  3. Robert S. says:

    I’m for sure in on the Zone Challenge.

    Honestly, I haven’t really stopped the zone since starting CFHSV as I joined at the beginning of the last zone challenge. I have been doing paleo/zone for some time now at 16 blocks, so I’ve been without grain, dairy (except for the occasional grass fed butter or Ghee), and sugar (except for the occasional treat made with Agave Nectar). I went to 2x fat about 3 weeks ago. I am planning on experimenting with my nutrition during competition in preparation for the Garage Games, i.e. consuming more carbs post WOD and deleting them from other meals.

    I have lost some accuracy with carbs since going paleo/zone because I don’t really weigh/Measure my fruits and vegetables. I have found, however, that I get pretty damn close eyeballing carbs becuase I have a good working knowledge of what a block looks like with my favorite ones. I still weigh/measure my protein and fat. This challenge should be alot of fun, and I’m sure it will help everyone dial in their nutrition thus providing a base for increased performance in the gym. I look forward to seeing where it will put myself and Kevin in the Garage Games.

    Also, a REALLY helpful tool is the digital nutrition scales found at Wal-Mart of Target. I got one about a month ago and it’s awesome. You weigh the food punch in it’s corresponding code and the scale will give you it’s macronutrient content.

    Now for the first recipe… My version of the chili found in CF Journal 21. I increased it to 4 servings and replaced some of the beans with tomatos, to limit the non paleo ingredients. I have been known to throw a little bit of 72% cacoa chocolate in this, too. It doesn’t take much to add a kick of interesting flavor, so it doesn’t really hurt the zone ratio.

    2/3 cup onion diced
    3 Red & Yellow Bell Peppers diced
    Chopped Garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt, & Fresh ground black pepper to taste
    1 package of Grass Fed ground beef (Costco sells this)
    4 oz Ground Bison (Kroger sells this)
    2 1/3 cup Tomato Sauce
    3/4 cup Diced Tomatos
    1/2 cup Black Beans
    1 cup Kidney Beans
    55 Green Olives Chopped (VERY FINE)

    Heat a large pot over medium/high heat

    saute onions and peppers until translucent and tender

    Add Garlic, cumin, chili powder, fresh ground black pepper, and salt

    Add meat and brown

    Once the meat is browned, reduce heat to low, add remaining ingredients and simmer for at least 20 minutes. Adjust seasoning as desired.

    Makes 4 servings at 4 Blocks each.

  4. Katie says:

    Hey strangers!

    Bring on the zone! I was already planning on zoning again to lose some holiday weight and get back on track for the upcoming competitions. It’ll be great to have fellow sufferers!

    As ya’ll know we’ve been in Florida since before Christmas, and I have visited Crossfit Gainesville a few times, and I’ve just been doing a lot of running. I guess it’s paid off… hit a 800M PR today at 3:19.

    I’ve got a week of work meetings in Jacksonville so I’m gonna hit up Crossfit Jax as much as possible at night.

    See ya’ll next Saturday! Miss ya.

  5. Kerri says:

    I’m in too!! Can’t wait to get it going next Monday!!
    And, for those of you that have been pretty good about the Paleo-Zone, I’ll need some help with quick one/two block snacks (besides string cheese and greek yogurt), since I’m going to try to cut out dairy…

    Tough, considering how convenient dairy is….But, in order to step it up a level, I think it’s what I gotta do!

    • Robert S. says:

      1 apple , 1 tsp almond butter, 1 oz beef jerky = 2 block snack
      1/2 cup blueberries, 1 cup sliced strawberries toss w/ ~3 Tbls coconut milk (full fat not lite), 1 oz beef jerky = 2 block snack

      Just finished making a batch of beef jerky yesterday (paleo friendly so no soy sauce, sugar, or HFCS) recipe to come soon.

    • Katie says:

      I’m in the same boat! Love cheese for 1-block protein snacks. I am considering using boiled eggs for protein snacks here and there. Also sausage links (Chipotle pre-cooked from costco are great) – usually 1 link is about 7g. Another idea is canned tuna. I eat that a lot with a little mayo for fat. I think fruit is the most convenient and easy carb-snack!

  6. tracey says:

    Im in too! Started pre-zoning today. I usually need a week to have mishaps and for discipline to kick in.

  7. Patrick says:

    Does the 2010 Zone Challenge have to be a strict Zone Diet?

    I was not impressed by a strict 14 block zone when we did this a few months ago. I lost weight, fat and strength while seeing no change in metcon performance. I’d be interested in trying a 16 block Paleo/Zone/Dairy.

  8. Russell says:

    Patrick, just based on what you’ve said I’d guess you were under-feeding yourself. You are heavier than I am in terms of Lean body mass and I eat 16 blocks per day.

  9. Patrick says:

    That about sums up how I felt most of that month. Under-fed.
    I need a change from the GOMAD Diet I’ve been on for the past couple months.
    I’m in for the challenge.

  10. Emily D. says:

    I am in!!

    I am starting to “pre-zone” tomorrow as well…will take me a little while to get everything going and situated.

    The only issue I really have is food storage. Living on the boat doesn’t give us a lot of storage capabilities so it looks like I will be visiting Publix several times a week.

  11. Craig Herr says:

    Im in as well.

    I did strict paleo/zone last challenge and saw tremendous results in lean body mass as well as performance in the gym. If you are basically a 9 to 5 er (like me) the challenges are lunch and snacks. For me preparation Sunday night was the key. Cooking chicken and beef for the week I could pack it in blocks and have it ready to take to work with me each am. That was the key for me as well as weighing and recording what I ate each day.