Not quite sure what happened to my ketones. My glucose was in the low 80s and that usually coincides with a pretty good ketone level, but today it wasn’t the case. Can’t really offer any explanation except for the fact that the ketone number can be a fickle son-of-a-gun. Killed my 2 day streak of being in nutritional ketosis.
Had an excellent workout today at Crossfit. It was my first intro/training class and we went over how to do some warmups including spiderman’s, inchworms, lunges with dislocates, and forward jump burpees. As I was doing the inchworms I noticed that my arms and shoulders started to get really fatigued and I had to keep taking breaks. It was a little embarrassing to have to take breaks during the ‘warm up’ but oh well. No shame no blame! I started wondering about whether I hit a wall or something in terms of performance by only relying on ketones…. an issues Robb Wolf has been talking about recently.
Then we moved on to reviewing air squats, front squats, overhead squats, and back squats. I have a lot of trouble with the front squats because my shoulder are pretty tight, and I have a hard time getting the bar to rest on the front of my shoulder girdle, placing a lot of strain on my wrists. I guess this is something I’ll have to work on. The coach suggested I get some wrist supports, so I’ll have to check those out.
For the final bit we alternated back squats with box jumps. Needless to say, for someone who hasn’t done lifting in a while, my legs were pretty wobbling. I’d almost forgotten how good it feels to lift heavy things and throw weights around… but it still isn’t as good as catching an armbar or sinking a choke in and feeling someone tap out!
Macros today showed a lot of protein. I tried to eat more because of the weightlifting. Wanted to give my muscles ample building blocks with which to repair itself because I have another Crossfit session tomorrow.
Finished the night with a nice low intensity IFAST workout (don’t worry, I’ll dedicate a post to this stuff soon).
I feel pretty confident that because of my low carbs and increased activity, my ketones will go up tomorrow. Forecast: 1.0 mmol! They damn well better go higher!