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Crossfit on Paleo and training fasted

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Created August 03, 2011 at 11:20 PM

I've been doing CF and train about 5-6 days a week. While i'm getting stronger, i'm not leaning out. I am following a paleo diet. I actually have stayed the same weight for a month, but have felt the clothes get loose. Am I over training? What does "train fasted" mean? Should i do CF 4 times a week and run the other two days? I love CF and working out.

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on August 06, 2011
at 02:50 PM

Very good point.

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on August 04, 2011
at 01:39 AM

same weight + clothes looser = changing body composition. Good job. Sounds like your on the right track.

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on August 04, 2011
at 01:27 AM

While I don't disagree, it is impossible to tell that he is or is not overtraining without saying the volume that he is doing. I could crossfit 2 days a week and over train, I can crossfit 6 days a week and not.

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on August 03, 2011
at 11:59 PM

What are your goals? If it is weight loss and with that more specifically fat loss then maybe cutting back should be.

You say you are feeling cloths getting loser, which means you are putting on muscle and losing fat.

People jump on the OMG you do crossfit more then 3 times a week means you automatically are "over training" it depends what those workouts consist of. If you are following intelligent programing then no you won't be over training, then again if you are doing long met cons then there is a good chance you are. I don't know what you are doing, nor does anyone else so the over training term is broad and horrible inaccurate, while "I do CrossFit" is horribly broad and doesn't really tell anyone specifically what you are doing.

We need more information!

Train fasted means you train after not eating for 6-8 hours, first thing in the morning before eating for example.

Should you do CrossFit 4 times a week? Maybe, should you run the other 2 days, no.

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on August 03, 2011
at 11:29 PM

It definitely sounds like you're overtraining. Do you seem to hold on the belly fat in particular? That is a sign of cortisol overload (the stress hormone).

Cut the CF back to 3x/week (hard, I know) and instead of running take long walks, hike, or do yoga maybe to let your body rest and recover while still getting the activity you seem to crave.

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on August 04, 2011
at 12:03 AM

I do not understand. How do you know you are not leaning out? If your waist on your pants is looser, you are simply offsetting fat loss with muscle gain.

I agree. There really is no standard definition of crossfit. Are you following anyone's routine in general?

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on August 04, 2011
at 03:41 AM

Clothes are getting looser but you're not leaning out? If you're getting stronger you're not losing muscle. If you're working out on the regular and eating enough paleo protein and if you're not losing muscle, you're losing fat which means...you're leaning out. Also, you kind of left out the most important part of the equation, what exactly are you eating? IF can be an amazing tool for performance and leaning out but we need a lot more information to help you out. Like Ryan said, much more information needed, take your time when writing a question!

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on August 04, 2011
at 02:54 AM

NOT a good idea. You will overtrain. I did this same exact thing for about 8 mos. 6 am Crossfit (at a Crossfit gym) workouts, fasted, 5-6 days a week. I about destroyed my muscle mass. You really have to eat or at least consume some BCAA's prior to and directly after a WOD.

Training fasted for just lifting is different. Although, I don't even do that anymore.

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on August 04, 2011
at 12:38 AM

I have been Crossfitting for a year and a half now. The standard is 3 Days on 1 off. THis has been the standard for the last 6 years or so. Before that it was 5 on 2 off. They know what they are doing. Just look at the games this past weekend. You are not overtraining. What I always tell people is stay the hell off the scale. Use the fit of your clothes and how you look in the mirror as a guide. And to answer your other question "Train Fasted" mean that at the end of a n Intermittent Fast workout, then eat. I haven't personally tried this but some people love it.

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on August 06, 2011
at 02:50 PM

Very good point.

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on August 04, 2011
at 01:27 AM

While I don't disagree, it is impossible to tell that he is or is not overtraining without saying the volume that he is doing. I could crossfit 2 days a week and over train, I can crossfit 6 days a week and not.

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