In this new series, HQ trainer Pat Sherwood is searching the CrossFit community for real people with real stories to share.
In Part 1, join Sherwood as he returns to the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, site of one of the first seminars he instructed. Sherwood asks a member of the current seminar about his CrossFitting and his diet, finding out what works for a member of the law-enforcement community.
The athlete, Lucas, is a detective and a CrossFitter. He admits he has tweaked the Zone Diet to fit his needs and fix some problems he encountered when the initial prescription clashed with his demanding work hours.
“I’m doing 21 blocks a day, as prescribed by Zone—no extra fat, just straight 21 blocks—and it was killing me,” Lucus says.
With the advice of Sherwood and Tony Budding, Lucas dropped some blocks and increased to five times the prescribed fat blocks. He has also added post-workout nutrition and the Paleo Diet to dial food quality into Zone proportions.
For Lucas, the benefits of CrossFit and its nutrition are profound, including new personal records and improved performance in the gym and on the job.
“I’m able to last much longer and still be mentally alert,” Lucas says.
Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 54 by Neil Anderson, originally aired April 9, 2009.