10.25.18

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. -----------"

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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.... 

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Deer outside my cottage on my compound land yesterday afternoon.  

Deer outside my cottage on my compound land yesterday afternoon.  

sign of the wolf. 

sign of the wolf. 

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Just wrapped up reading both Abrey Marcus' 'Own the day' and Cormac McCarthy's 'the Road' books.