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My results after 12 months

Let’s start this off with why I got started and what the results were after a year of only eating animal-based foods.

I started this way of eating out of curiosity. I was interested in the prospect of losing body fat while building muscle. I wanted to see if it was possible to improve athletic performance without having to live in the “bulking/cutting” training cycle.

I also had some gut “issues” that my wife was very interested in eliminating.

Here is the data for my before and after. Make of it what you will. Remember I’m turning 47 in a month. I’ve gotten stronger, lost body fat, improved my overall fitness, and my health markers are great. 

Yup, meat is bad for us….

Body Composition

May 2018

  • Body Weight: 215lbs
  • Body Fat%: 19.5%
  • Skeletal Muscle Mass: 93.9 lbs

 

May 2019

  • Body Weight: 185lbs
  • Body Fat%: 11%
  • Skeletal Muscle Mass: 95.9 lbs

Strength

May 2018

  • Back squat: 265lbs
  • Deadlift: 325lbs
  • Bench Press: 235lbs
  • Clean: 205lbs
  • Jerk: 195lbs
  • Snatch: 155lbs

 

May 2018

  • Back squat: 295lbs
  • Deadlift: 385lbs
  • *Bench Press: Haven’t tested yet.
  • Clean: 225lbs
  • *Jerk: Haven’t tested yet.
  • *Snatch: Haven’t tested yet

* I tore my labrum in November 2018. I’m just now getting back to heavy pressing work. The heaviest I’ve lifted to date was a Floor Press 1 Rep Max at 225lbs. Which was a match of the last Floor Press 1 Rep Max I had before I started the Carnivore Diet.

CrossFit Performance

Workout Name Date Score Previous Score
Elvis Feb 25, 2019 9:20 Rx 8:22 Scaled (155lbs)
For time:      
30 Squat Cleans (185lbs)      
10:00 Cap      
       
Death by Burpees Jan 18, 2019 16 Rounds 10 Rounds
EMOM as long as possible:      
Minute 1: 1 Burpee      
Minute 2: 2 Burpees      
Minutes 3: 3 Burpees      
And so..      
*Score = rounds and reps      
       
Time Bomb Nov 8, 2018 22 Reps 0 Reps
In 12:00      
50 Wallballs (20lbs)      
40 Burpees over the Bar      
30 Deadlifts (255lbs)      
Remaining time AMRAP: Wallballs      
Score Total Wall Balls      
       
Chuck Taylors Sep 24, 2018 4 Rounds + 18 Reps 4 Rounds
AMRAP 8:00      
10 Deadlifts (225lbs)      
10 Burpees      
       
Adrenaline Jul 23, 2018 50 Reps 44 Reps
8 :00 AMRAP of ascending reps:      
2 Burpee Box Jumps (24”)      
2 Squat Cleans (135lbs)      
4 Burpee Box Jumps      
4 Squat Cleans      
6 Burpee Box Jumps      
6 Squat Cleans      
And so on adding 2 reps each round. Score = total reps completed      

 

Over the last year, I also performed the most Handstand Push-ups, Bar Muscle-ups I’ve ever done. I completed a Spartan race and competed in the CrossFit Open where I beat my previous ranking in a majority of the workouts.

Overall Health and Bloodwork.

I’m not going to break it all down here. I have already done that in these two blogs, so I’ll just give you the links to follow. I’ve had my bloodwork done 3 times and it’s been good each time. The first one I got in May had a couple of things that needed to improve which did in fact improve over the next two sets of tests.

Summary…… It’s all good. For everyone that was so concerned for me, I’m in better shape than ever and still getting better.

What’s next?

I have no plans to stop following this way of eating. It’s doing me very well. It’s simple to follow and the most effective nutrition plan I’ve ever seen.

I will continue to research different aspects of nutrition that interest me. I am making more connections in the community and I hope my network grows to enable a greater ability to share information that will help people improve their health.

This last year has been an adventure and I can’t begin to imagine where it will go from here.

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