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TRAINING/NUTRITION BLOG: 06/19/12

6/19
10AM-
20 MINUTES, ALTERNATING 28KG KETTLEBELL SNATCHES AND BURPEES

5PM-
16 TAEKWON-DO HYUNGS

645PM-
SUMO DEADLIFTS
2 X 3 @ 385
2 X 3 @ 365

DRAGON FLAGS
2 X 2
2 X 3

6/18
16 TAEKWON-DO HYUNGS
50 PULLUPS

6/17
REST DAY

NUTRITION LOG (TODAY ONLY)
8am-(preworkout)
300mg caffeine
1000mg vitamin C

10:50am (postworkout 1st meal)
Small Tupperware bowl filled with strawberries, blueberries and raw pecans
3600mg fish oil
1 cod liver oil capsule

145pm-
1 tbsp coconut oil
4 eggs
6 strips of bacon
one slice of pepperjack cheese
3600mg fish oil
1 cod liver oil capsule
4000iu vitamin D

4pm-(preworkout)
3 scoops Muscletech Neurocore

930pm-
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 whole large avocado with lime, salt and pepper
2 large grassfed hamburgers with pepperjack cheese, wrapped in lettuce (about 16oz total)
1 large baked potato with tons of sour cream and butter (both full fat, of course)
Small bowl filled with cherries, strawberries and blueberries
3600mg fish oil
1 cod liver oil capsule

(Yes, this was a pretty high-carb day! I'm not cycling carbs or anything so thoughtful, but I do find I need a day to refill the glycogen stores every few days of hard training, and tomorrow will be the toughest day of the week.)

About 1130pm, I will take 3 ZMA capsules, 3mg of melatonin and 5000iu vitamin D

So, yesterday I checked my blood pressure, which has always been slightly elevated. It has been in the high 130s over mid-high 80s. This has been the case every time I have ever checked it or had it checked, no matter how lean I was and how much exercise I was doing at the time. Doctors have always looked at my physical condition and just said that I would have to have meds to lower it someday.

I figured I would have the same result, and was shocked to see it was 121/81...I rechecked it again and again and it was still within a few points. Paleo diet is the only change. I don't exercise any more than at any other time in the past. I take lots of fish oil and eat tons of fat. No grains. No sugary crap.

I googled "paleo diet blood pressure" and found a laundry list of people whose blood pressure has dropped significantly after adopting a paleo diet. It was like a broken record. Either they are all lying, or...

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