Ask Jeremy

Here we go again.  I have had more requests for me to bring this back.  A lot of things have changed this past year for me.  From working exclusively with Brian Mackenzie to dropping 203# to 185# from the end of January to March.  I qualified for Regionals and am heading back to the Crossfit Games for the 4th time!  I am currently writing meal plans and programming for Crossfitters across the globe in an effort to help others the way I have been helped with Crossfit and proper nutrition.  So, if you have a question I will do my best to answer it.  Thanks again for supporting me and checking out my website.  Some very cool things are coming soon.  More details and these things begin to unfold.

7 thoughts on “Ask Jeremy”

  1. Hey Jeremy, Congrats on making it to the Games. I admire your hard work and dedication to the sport but most importantly I admire your dedication to your family and your stronghold faith in Jesus Christ. My question is how you handle the weight loss and in regards to strenght? What i mean is…i’ve lost weight and feel like my strenght is lost with it. How do u handle that? Hope to hear soon and would like to wod with you one day. Thanks and God bless.

    1. Rambles… Thanks for the comment and more importantly thank you for the kind words and support.

      Thats a great question. I think a lot of it has to do with my programming. As you may know Brian Mackenzie programs everything I do. I work a lot on explosiveness and I lift heavy on a regular basis and also did so as I was dropping weight. I have gotten a bit stronger on some movements but more importantly I have gained overall strength endurance. Meaning I can move heavy weight for high reps really well. I think that is far more important than have a super heavy 1 rep max.

      Have you or did you lift much while losing weight? Also, how did you lose weight? I follow the Zone balance and eat unprocessed foods mainly organic and grass fed/free range, as much as I can afford at least. I have seen a lot of people lose strength when not eating enough Carbs from fruits and veggies. I also write a lot of meal plans for crossfit throughout the community as well as at my box and when people are lifting and fueling properly I have seen a lot of strength gains with weight loss. So I guess it just depends on what you are doing. Hope that helps. If you want me to elaborate on any of the points or you have more questions, please let me know. Thanks again for the comment.

      1. Thanks Jeremy…I totally understand what you are saying. I followed a strict Paleo diet and loss 65lbs in 6 months. Thats was 1.5 yrs ago…could be the lack of fruit. Now I’m trying to maintaing and of course increase strenght but would like to lose another 10-15#. Thanks for the tip

        I was also wondering about supplements??? what kind of supplements do you take before and after WOD’s or thru out the day?

        Thanks

      2. Congrats on the success. Eating quality food is definitely the way to go. Be sure you are eating enough carbs though. I have found great success with my performance when I am eating the proper amount of fruits and veggies.

        In the past I haven’t taken many supplements, mainly relying on food to fuel me and assist in recovery. But lately I have been adding in some very important supplemental items to assist with my much needed recovery with preparing for the Games and increasing my volume from working solely with Brian Mackenzie for all my programming. Daily I take 7.5grams of EPA/DHA in liquid form from Stronger Faster Healthier, around 2,500IU of Vitamin D3 from Pure Pharma, Altrient C & Altrient ME, PHast Legs from Rock Tape, and for post workout I take 1 scoop of Stronger Faster Healthier Recovery in water. I also drink well over 100oz of water daily as well as 6-10 cups of coffee. 🙂 Hope that helps.

  2. Hey Jeremy So i’m possibly interested in making that transition to a lighter weight like you did right now I hover at about 207#. Since starting Crossfit 6 months ago I’ve lost a total of 64#’s and I think I’m comfortable in the weight I am now. I only say that because my strength numbers keep going up but my weight has pretty much leveled off. I ran a10k (CrossFit style) and did some other endurance things but my Met-con times don’t seem to be getting that much faster .I’m thinking its a weight issue as muscle ups and hspu’s just have to go faster at a lighter weight. What would you recommend going lighter or staying where I’m at and just trying to get stronger?

    1. Congrats on the weight loss Lee! Thats awesome bro!! Thats a really tough question Lee. So many factors go into it. I am 5’10 and felt I needed to be lighter to be really competitive. I wasn’t strong enough to walk around at 203#. But Aja Barto, Nate Shrader, Matt Chan, Spencer Hendel, Brandon Phillips, Neal Maddox, Jason Khalipa, etc walk around over 200#s and they are doing just fine. But they are all beastly strong and still move their bodyweight well. For me dropping 20#s has helped me with so many of my weaknesses and I was able to maintain most of my strength. I have noticed for me that I am faster and can move high rep heavy weight much better. If you want to really dig deep then shoot me an email at Jeremy@CrossfitKinnick.com. Thanks for the comment.

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