Earlier today I received an email from one of our loyal 6 AMers named Kevin S with the subject line “Results of a less than scientific experiment…”
In the email Kevin told me about a bet he had made with a buddy to see who could lose more body fat in 30 days.
They had hydrostatic body fat tests (dunk tank) done on day 1 and again 30 days later.
Kevin’s plan was to come to CrossFit 3-4 days a week and subscribe to a mostly paleo diet, while his buddy’s plan was to reduce the amount he ate (less calories) and to do mostly running for his exercise.
Kevin lost 2% body fat
Kevin’s buddy lost 2.07% body fat
According to these values, Kevin’s buddy won the bet by a little more than half a percent.
However, there was another piece of data that showed up in the results of both guys that proved to be of importance.
Kevin GAINED 1.27 lbs of lean muscle mass
Kevin’s buddy LOST .75 lbs of lean muscle mass
And according to these more complete results, I would say that Kevin was indeed the winner at the end of the 30 days, even though he’s going to have to pay up.
We see this time and time again and it’s something that we as CrossFitters are very proud of.
By using CrossFit’s methodology of Constantly Varied, Functional Movements performed at High Intensity, we can help individuals lose body fat and gain muscle mass concurrently, which is something that most training methodologies lack.
In layman’s terms, we can help you shed the fat and get you stronger at the same time.
All without starving yourself, we just suggest that you eat real foods (meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar).
Keep up the good work Kevin, we’re proud to have you as one of our own.
Oh, and get your buddy into Cróga so that we can get him that muscle back and then add some more.
Are you interesting in getting your body fat tested below? Comment below and if we have enough interest we will set up a session for our members.