Carb Nite Solution

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A) 4x for reps
15 DL @ 50-55%, then
Max L Pull ups
Rest :60
B) For Distance:
Row 4 min
C) EMOM 10
O: :30 Max Rep OHS @ 75% of 1RM Snatch
E: :30 Max sit ups


“Horrible Hundred” (plus 400)
-Courtesy CrossFit One World

For Time:
25 DL 215/173
25 Sq. Cl. & J 125/83
25 Thruster 75/53
25 OHS 45/33
400m runI suspect that many of you are like me and are into endless experimentation on yourselves, whether it be a training protocol, new physical adventures, or your nutrition. My newest experiment started today and is with something called the Carb Nite Solution. To be frank, the marketing comes across a bit dorky, but there’s a ton of science behind this protocol and I’m excited to give it a go. In some ways it reminds me of when I did the Zone many, many moons ago, but with a different intention to it. The Carb Nite Solution is not meant to be a lifestyle – quite the opposite, in fact. It is something to phase in and out of as you need – and there’s no pretending it’s not a bit extreme.

But, I’ve been waging war with “the last five pounds” for I don’t even know how long now, so something a bit more on the extreme side seems apropos. And for me, I find that trying new things slowly helps me fine tune my life-long, everyday nutrition more and more. Trying something new gives me new structure and helps me pay more attention to what I’m doing. So starting today – day one – I’m only eating 30g of carbs each day, but I can eat all the protein and fat I want. And on day ten, starting at 6pm, I get to feast on all the carbs I want/can for about six hours. Then it’s back to the ultra-low-carb days, but I get one “carb nite” each week. It’s a bit like eating strict Zone or strict Paleo and then having a “cheat day” to boost your system. If you want to read about it, there’s lots of info online that explains how it’s designed to control your insulin, leptin, and ghrelin, and not freak out your cortisol.

Aside from all that, I like the simplicity of it – I don’t have to count calories, and I don’t have to starve myself like with intermittent fasting (and my experiment with that can only be described as having induced a bout of intense, but thankfully temporary insanity).

So, we’ll see how it goes, but just like with a new exercise or a new piece of equipment, it’s fun and interesting to play around with nutrition tools, too. Have you tried any of the various protocols/theories/diets out there? What works for you?

Becca Borawski served as Program Director at CFLA for seven years and is now part of the extended coaching family. She is the managing editor for Breaking Muscle, a website designed for real athletes and real coaches. She lives in Portland, OR and is most likely preparing a paleo meal at this moment.

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