Mon, Apr 26, 2010 - REST


Thanks to Ben for introducing me to the BSc Gear. He mentioned I should try them out. I did the research, looked promising (those Aussies know a lot in terms of performance; and if those tough mother@#$%ing footballers are wearing it, I'm in) So its been a few months and I am recovering better. I take intricate detail of recovery - numbers and diagnostics, and all is better, better than the previous 3 years; that makes me happy. The main thing I noticed was the help in systemic inflammation from previous high CNS demanding training sessions; I seem to handle it better now. So thank you Ben and here is an embarassing "thx mate" back at ya for your work.

17 comments:

Bear said...

Still very happy with my successful triple unders on saturday! :)

Yesterday I switched order on part 1 and 2 (early may) to be able to get the prescribed rest (+6 hours), so first part 2 then 1. I could´ve done them in the correct order but then I wouldn´t have time to rest more than maybe 1 hour.

Was the switcharoo a good call? Thank you for your thoughts, it would help me understand which priority the rest should have on a training day like that.

-Björn/Bear, CrossFit Uppsala

Geoff Aucoin said...

My BSc gear is on the way, I think/hope!!

BK said...

James!
Your welcome mate, and look forward to seeing you crush it at the Games.
We have a growing number of CrossFitters all over the US /Canada wearing BSc and with the interlocking weaving (competitors use interwoven)of our fabric the compression lasts for many more washes and helps in performance and recovery.
Highly advised training/playing and recovering and sleeping in it enables better recovery also...although the missus ain't happy about that.
Don't hesitate to contact me ben@crossfitperformance.com or directly call 203-550-0041

BK said...

In the mail today Geoff and you should have it within 4-6 days!

Nathan H. said...

Just ordered mine!

PTS said...

Quick questions to the Dawgs:

If my goal was to gain 5 lbs muscle, would the proper way to do it be to simply increase my total blocks or just up the fat blocks?

Nathan H. said...

PTS-

I'd up protein and fat. What's your current RX?

PTS said...

nathan I currently operate at about 20p, 12c, and 60f. this does not include post workout meal.

Paul Klein said...

PTS

I have been taking digestive enzymes since March 21st, to help make sure that I absorb the food that I am eating. I have put on about 3 - 4 pounds with no apparent change in body fat. Granted I am sample of 1, so I don't know if this is normal.

Maybe James, or anyone else who has tried these can comment.

Nathan H. said...

I was on a very similar RX for about a year: 18P-12C-18F@4X I maintained a BW of 185-187.

I'd go to 80F and add a protein only snack (2 - 3 blocks) + 3g of glutamine before bed. And keep everything else the same. Do that for a month and see how that works out -- track your progress. Consider supplementing with HCL caps and/or digestive enzymes during your meals.

Good luck! Dialing in the diet is very rewarding, and quite fun if you focus on the little things. :)

N

Brent Maier said...

While were on the subject of compression, my wife ran across a brand new pair (top/bottom) at goodwill a few weeks ago for $3 bucks. I couldn't believe it. I'm hitting the chiropractor tomorrow in hopes it helps out the back before the big weekend.

I ran across this article today and thought some may find it interesting:

http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_nutrition/the_top_10_post_workout_nutrition_myths

-Brent

Jeff B. said...

Hey James - Don't know if you caught this yet, but talk about incredible core strength!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49cU7gtPIzM&feature=popt00us01

The most amazing part is when a kid is doing a 1-armed split lever and handstand on top of one of the other kids heads, the guy on the bottom (having a 1-armed handstand done on his head) then does a full squat, into the splits, then comes back up to full locked out position.....incredible...

rwcorson said...

PTS,
The question I would be asking is what are your goals and does gaining 5# of muscle mass help you achieve your goals? If yes, cool. If not, reconsider. Anyway, have goals and a plan to achieve them.
My 2 cents.

rwcorson said...

PTS,
The question I would be asking is what are your goals and does gaining 5# of muscle mass help you achieve your goals? If yes, cool. If not, reconsider. Anyway, have goals and a plan to achieve them.
My 2 cents.

Heavy Evy said...

BK,
So if I don't wash it will it last forever!?

BK said...

Gentle hand wash and the compression/tightness of our gear will last a good 12 months guaranteed.

David said...

BK-
I wanted to test this product out, but I'm weary of spending the money right off the bat on something I've never seen. Would you advise I try the socks first? Or are the pants the only way to go???