Duke and North Carolina meet again tonight, which is arguably the greatest rivalry in sports.
I became a Duke fan somewhere around the Fab Five of Michigan years and I’ve been a fan of the program ever since. Fitting that this year’s Duke team is led by four fabulous freshman, three of which are projected as top five picks in the NBA draft. We’ve never seen a talent like Zion Williamson.
There have been a lot of great Duke teams over the years, but this 2018-2019 version is becoming one of my favorites. They don’t shoot the three as well as previous teams, but defense is back in Durham. According to ESPN stats, they are 2nd in rebounds (to North Carolina), 1st in steals per turnover, 1st in steals per personal foul, and 1st in blocks. Last week I wrote about their epic 23 point comeback win, which was sparked by dominating defense. We haven’t seen any floor slaps yet this season, but tonight is the type of game where it could happen.
As I said in the last update, I increased my macros for these couple of weeks. It went well. Week five tracked six days and week six tracked eight due to things going on.
I don’t have anything interesting to point out.
Still no issues drinking enough water. I’ve settled in on an average of 106 ounces a day and seem to be down to one wake-up most nights. I’m still keeping track of water intake because it would be really easy to fall out of the habit.
Body Fat %
Note: these are an average of three days at the end of each week.
Kind of surprised with the dive in week 6. I really want my weight to stabilize around 195.
After the decrease in weight I’m going to switch up the macros goals again. In order to help build muscle and lose fat, I’m bumping protein up from 1.0 gram per pound of bodyweight to 1.1. I’ll also increase carbs and fats. I will stop eating less on rest days, especially since one of my two rest days each week has been a 30-40 minute active recovery / cardio session. New goals will be 255g of carbs, 90 grams of fat, and 215 grams of protein for 2,690 calories. These changes will give me about 1,500 more calories a week.
I’m still feeling great throughout the day and even better in my workouts. Looking forward to what my body does with the extra calories.
The next 5 weeks are the CrossFit Games Open and I’ll be in San Diego for one of those weeks. I suspect I won’t be as disciplined as I have been. There wasn’t much to say in this post, so I may not publish another update until after the Open.
I still don’t understand why browsers started to hide the scrollbar when you’re not scrolling. That’s when a scrollbar is actually useful, so you can quickly jump to specific areas of a page. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve scrolled so the bar would appear and then struggled to click and grab it before it disappeared. I finally had enough of the frustration and found the Rescroller Chrome extension, which keeps the scrollbar visible all the time!