KETOSIS GNOSIS NOTES (copied caption from a deadlift video I posted to my Instagram yesterday Day 17)...
"Day 17 on ketogenic diet. I've been taking it light on the barbell the last few weeks as I adjust to the new diet. Instead I've been training more cardio and calesthenics as well as lighter kettlebell movements. I have done more running in the past month than I have in a very long time. Ive unintentionally dropped 10 pounds on the scale since I've started, leaving me today at 162 lbs today. I decided today to test some singles on deadlift to see how much if any strength had been lost and it seems I did in fact lose quite a bit. My pr a few weeks ago sat at 370 pounds and I could very consistently pull 365. Here you can see 225, 275, and a struggling and sloppy 315. I attempted a 365 pull got got to about mid shin and froze. Though I am sure my strength will come back as my body further acclimates, its interesting and essential to document and acknowledge this part of my training for myself. I have heard from many people who also have set out on this journey and with them I'd like to share my experience. I am not in the slightest discouraged! If our diets are that which :f:uel our :bo:dies, it follows that quality fuel is foundational to the :r:est of our training and to our life. And if the foundation was built wrong in the first place there is :n:o way to continue to build upon it without first tearing it all down. For :H:el my ego. my preconceptions, and my self I sacrafice. 92. -----------"
I think in accordance with this diet change I should and feel prompted to re evaluate the way in which I intend to keep training. I am not entirely sure what form this may take exactly but I am leaning toward the more unconventional, and primal. Especially going into winter I believe it may be the perfect timing to turn training toward the live, movement and the elements....
Just wrapped up reading both Abrey Marcus' 'Own the day' and Cormac McCarthy's 'the Road' books.