Forge Philosophy 8-7-08

A theoretical hierarchy exists for the development of an athlete. It starts with nutrition and moves to metabolic conditioning, gymnas-tics, weightlifting, and finally sport. This hierarchy largely reflects foundational dependence, skill, and to some degree, time ordering of development. The logical flow is from molecular foundations, cardiovascular sufficiency, body control, external object control, and ultimately mastery and application. This model has greatest utility in analyzing athletes’shortcomings or difficulties. We don’t deliberately order these components but nature will. If you have a deficiency at any level of “the pyramid” the compo-nents above will suffer.

~ Crossfit Journal

Get it? It starts with nutrition. Those of you who have Zoned know what I’m talking about…It takes you to a new level and, believe it or not, the WODs don’t seem to suck as much. Some of you, however, want to THINK you Zone. You eat clean..blah, blah, blah. Take my advice – try it. Seriously commit to it for a month. Your body WILL change, your performance will greatly improve, and all kinds of unintended positive things will start to happen for you.

Changing your eating habits will be tougher than any Fran you ever do…but isn’t that all the more reason why you SHOULD do it?

Aren’t you the least bit curious?

Today, we spent time with Helen, and I must say, I’m proud of all of you! We had 4 or 5 PR’s today (people who Zone by the way)…

Monday, we played in the yard….see the video for more……

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6 Responses to “Forge Philosophy 8-7-08”

  1. Jeffrey says:

    vince kicked my ass with yesterday’s workout. It made it worse since I have not been eating right the last week. I never thought just by eating a proper diet it would effect your all-around well being. For me it does. so the words above are 100% true. Great job Vince!!!!!!!!!!

  2. jeff says:

    As many of you know I was a bit sceptical about the Zone. I will tell you about the weight loss first, then give you my thoughts on performance. I have dropped 11lbs in 3 1/2 weeks. I weighed 209 yesterday am. Performance…my personal thought is that performance goes up due to the decrease of body mass…I would not say I have seen a huge jump in performance, just my opinion though. However, I have felt GREAT. I feel very even keel and have not noticed very many peaks and valleys. Try the Zone for a month and tell me how you feel. If you have questions ask Vince, myself or another experienced Zone’r (Justin H, I know has been doing it for months). My problem originally was it was too hard to follow, but truthfully, once you figure it out it is rather easy.


  3. jeff says:

    Caveat: When I was talking about performance I don’t think your performance will be hindered, I just cannot truthfully say that the Zone is the panacea for performance. Just my .02.

  4. moe says:

    He’s back! I love the video. I have to say, everything that people are saying about the Zone is true. And it can be done, even at the toughest places. We went to the State Fair last night. There are healthier options. There’s a place that sells salads there. The whole point of it, as with most things in life is this, “Transformation does not tolerate mediocrity.” (Jim Zarvos) Who wants to go through life as mediocre anyway?

  5. Jamie says:

    Great video! The tire flips look like a lot of fun…I can say that because I didn’t have to do them.
    ZONE…I eat Zone during the week. I guess that I am in the minority here. I have actually gained a few pounds since starting the Zone in January. I know that my times on workouts have decreased, but is that the Zone or just the natural progression of working out on a regular basis? In general I feel better on the Zone than off, but if I am off by much on blocks (up or down) it really messes with me. I read something on a Crossfit site recently (can’t find it to link) from Nicole on the Zone. She talked about crying after workouts when she started the zone and I have had many days like that. I definitely think that for me I have to be right on or it really messes me up.

  6. The Joe says:

    As far as food goes, I look at it like this: Your body is a machine; the better the fuel is that feeds the machine, the better the machine will operate. When you clean up your eating regimine, there will inevitably be a transition period. Again, I think of it as the good fuel cleaning the “deposits” left behind from the bad fuel. The machine won’t run optimally at first; but given enough time for the system to clean itself out (usually a couple weeks or so) it will run even better.

    WARNING: Once you start to see the results that you can get just by changing your diet, there’s no telling when/where you might stop. I get all kinds of crazy looks when I’m out to lunch/dinner with my friends and they ask me about my diet. There are only so many times that I can explain my Zone/Paleo/IF eating habits, before I just say…”I’m just wierd”

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