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White Rice and Crossfit

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 31, 2013 at 7:43 PM

I am on a strict Paleo diet with little to no fruit(maybe a serving a day). Do you think white rice/white Potatoes has its place in the paleo diet (Post WOD)? Or is it better off to avoid it completely? I do crossfit 5-6 times a week and I really want to cut fat and get stronger at the same time..Also how long can you wait after you workout for it to still be beneficial?

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on August 02, 2013
at 02:15 PM

This has been yielding results! but my goals are different, i was focusing on lean weight gains. I came into crossfit under weight. But i did not seem to get stronger doing 5 days a week and lifting after class

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on August 02, 2013
at 02:09 PM

I work weekends a farmers markets so that forces me too take some rest days. generally i go four days during the week, and occastionally stay after to work on skills stuff (ring, oly lift form with light weight, kettle bell light weight). This week it shaped up to be mon tue wed fri. On off days i do a half hour of yoga in the morning my be some chin ups at night, and bike around oakland/walk running errands

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on August 02, 2013
at 12:36 PM

Good advice, Sean. I agree with the 3-4 days per week, and I would split it up so you have at least one two day break each week for recovery. Muscles grow when resting. Do Mon, Wed, Fri or Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, or something similar.

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on August 02, 2013
at 12:34 PM

I doubt you need 2 cups of rice AND a potato after WOD but definitely up your carbs a little to help with recovery. Working out 5-6 times per week can begin to wear you down. Be careful not to overdo it.

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on August 02, 2013
at 12:05 PM

I eat really clean otherwise. Progenix more muscle shake in the morning..3 hard boiled eggs mid morning...protein veggies fat for lunch..work out around 530..shake after I work out.but I just am feeling burnt out on some of the WODS :/. Thats why im going to start eating 2 cups of white rice and a white potato with some lean protein after WOD and shake around 7pm

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on August 02, 2013
at 12:01 PM

THank you! So what is your crossfit schedule? Mon Tues Wen and thats it? or do you spread it out throughout the week mon wen fr? 3 on one off? what do you do on non crossfit days?

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on July 31, 2013
at 07:51 PM

I probably eat a serving of rice and a serving of white potatoes per week, but I eat sweet potato and butternut squash fairly regularly. Most say the window after intense workouts is about 2 hours for optimum nutrient uptake. That can vary greatly with each individual. Just make sure you are eating enough. Crossfit can be taxing on the body, and the hormonal system, especially if you are starving yourself by not getting enough calories. Eat lots of real foods, meats and veggies.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 02, 2013
at 12:34 PM

I doubt you need 2 cups of rice AND a potato after WOD but definitely up your carbs a little to help with recovery. Working out 5-6 times per week can begin to wear you down. Be careful not to overdo it.

Ffcab2c294de20249fcdb212f904c441

(5)

on August 02, 2013
at 12:05 PM

I eat really clean otherwise. Progenix more muscle shake in the morning..3 hard boiled eggs mid morning...protein veggies fat for lunch..work out around 530..shake after I work out.but I just am feeling burnt out on some of the WODS :/. Thats why im going to start eating 2 cups of white rice and a white potato with some lean protein after WOD and shake around 7pm

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on August 02, 2013
at 12:07 PM

CHeck out this video guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suPq6ilBpj8

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B5141236ad924674a96803ee1ccccaf1

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on July 31, 2013
at 10:48 PM

Normally i go for sweet potatos. Personally i find them both more tasty and more filling. White rice also feels fine when i eat it. I dont notice any digestive distress.

Also if your aim is fat loss, dont over do it on the crossfit, 5-6 days a week is a lot of labor and might be stressing your system. excess stress and over taxing your body is a great deal more unhealthy than a plate of white rice.

If you are seeing the results you want great! but sleep and diet meant more than exercise in my case. I didnt start seeing the lean gains until i dialed crossfit back to 3-4 days a week

Enjoy your Chicken Fried Rice : )

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 02, 2013
at 12:36 PM

Good advice, Sean. I agree with the 3-4 days per week, and I would split it up so you have at least one two day break each week for recovery. Muscles grow when resting. Do Mon, Wed, Fri or Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, or something similar.

Ffcab2c294de20249fcdb212f904c441

(5)

on August 02, 2013
at 12:01 PM

THank you! So what is your crossfit schedule? Mon Tues Wen and thats it? or do you spread it out throughout the week mon wen fr? 3 on one off? what do you do on non crossfit days?

B5141236ad924674a96803ee1ccccaf1

(485)

on August 02, 2013
at 02:15 PM

This has been yielding results! but my goals are different, i was focusing on lean weight gains. I came into crossfit under weight. But i did not seem to get stronger doing 5 days a week and lifting after class

B5141236ad924674a96803ee1ccccaf1

(485)

on August 02, 2013
at 02:09 PM

I work weekends a farmers markets so that forces me too take some rest days. generally i go four days during the week, and occastionally stay after to work on skills stuff (ring, oly lift form with light weight, kettle bell light weight). This week it shaped up to be mon tue wed fri. On off days i do a half hour of yoga in the morning my be some chin ups at night, and bike around oakland/walk running errands

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on July 31, 2013
at 09:30 PM

I have given into it, mainly due to the ease of use.

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