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My Asylum Diet - Chris Garrett Fitness | Dream-2-Reality | Team D2R

My Asylum Diet

As some of you know I have started Insanity The Asylum on May 1st. This program is a 30 day program geared towards sports performance.  My initial Insanity Asylum review so far:  One word describes The Asylum and that is OUCH!!! After a round of Power 90, a round of P90X and another couple months of a hybrid I thought I was in shape… WRONG!!!  At least that is the way I feel when I am doing these workouts!  Asylum will improve my speed, agility, jump height, and strength.  Unlike the original Insanity workouts Asylum incorporates a pull-up bar and weights which is what immediately peaked my interest as I didn’t want to do a program that did not have weight training involved.  My goal at the end of this 30 days is to be able to dunk a basketball!  I am 5’11” and never played a basketball game until about a month ago… let’s see what I can do!

The Insanity Asylum nutrition plan provided is a 1800 calorie diet, but I don’t want that much of a deficit since I don’t want to lose any weight.  I have put together a 2400 calorie diet to help maintain what I have.  This diet is following my Extreme Health post I wrote last week.  This diet follows a 45/40/15 ratio (protein/carb/fat).

 

Chris’s Insanity: The Asylum Diet

Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Yeast Free, Dairy Free (except whey)

Pre-Workout 45 minutes prior to workout:

Blend following ingredients with water and ice:

  • 1/4 cup Gluten Free Oatmeal
  • 1 scoop Bluebonnet Chocolate Whey Protein Isolate
  • 1 tsp Maca Root Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Shakeology Full Breakfast / Recovery

Blend following ingredients with water and ice:

  • 1 Scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 10 ounces Coconut Water
  • 1 Scoop Bluebonnet Chocolate Whey Protein Isolate
  • 1/2 cup Gluten Free Oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup pasteurized Egg Whites from Egg Whites International
  • 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 tsp Maca Root Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Acai Powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp Macro Greens
  • 1/2 Tbsp Miracle Reds
  • 1 Tbsp All Natural Peanut Butter ( or 2 Tbsp PB2)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Snack #1

  • 15 baby Carrots
  • 2 ounces of Spinach and Artichoke Hummus
  • 1 can tuna

Lunch

  • 2 cans of tuna
  • 2 slices of 1/4″ thick Purity Bread from Julian Bakery
  • 1 cup cooked Quinoa (1/4 cup uncooked)

Snack #2

  • Baked Sweet Potato with Cinnamon

Dinner

  • 8 ounces Wild Alaskan Flounder or 8 ounces of baked Chicken
  • 2 cups broccoli or Green Beans

Late Night Shake

Blend the following with water and ice:

  • 1 Scoop Bluebonnet Chocolate Whey Protein Isolate
  • 1/2 cup pasteurized egg whites from Egg Whites International
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

 

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16 comments
Coach Chris
Coach Chris

sounds like a good plan! I would love to see 45 guys doing it at the same time... that would be awesome! If you end up doing that be sure to take a video of it. :) I bet your team will really take things to the next level after Asylum!

Sean
Sean

Thanks! I'm going to try a Beta test with about 10 of my Seniors and if they like it I'll have to figure out a way to cater it 45 guys!

Sean
Sean

So may is over, what is your overall impression of the Asylum workout? I am a football coach and strength training coordinator at a high school in Texas. I'm looking for a month long change up to the free weights and speed training we've been doing this spring. However, I want to make sure whatever program i try over the summer is actually performance based. Did you accomplish your goal of dunking a basketball? and in general, is it more of a core/P90X workout or do you feel it was a good sports performance "enhancer" Thanks!

Leo
Leo

Alright thanks Chris! Considering that protein powder you take, what's the difference between bluebonnet and the other whey's like ON

Coach Chris
Coach Chris

I like it! I modified it a little bit. I do about 10 ounces of coconut water with a 1/4 scoop of Shakeology for the 4:1 ratio. I had the Purity bread first and I liked it, but the loaves were really small and were not pre-sliced. I am now eating the smart carb gluten free bread which are larger loaves and already sliced and I am liking it better. It is a little bit more dry than the purity bread, but I like the taste a little better... especially toasted. One tip is to be sure you freeze what you are not using. I had to throw away two loaves of the purity bread because they got moldy... and I kept them in the refrigerator.

leo
leo

hey chris! checkin back to see how that recovery drink is working out? and which julian bakery bread did you get? i see on their site theres a lot to choose from.

Leo
Leo

Dumping all those preservatives and stimulants is making u a super human, tacklin TWO intense workouts! Thanks for sharing your info Chris! Very helpful and insightful.

Leo
Leo

Asylum must be whoopin your butt! Haha, ya I noticed coconut water was pricey. I see you don't have much fruit on this diet, why is that? And would u think shakeology and a banana would be a better recovery alternative?

Coach Chris
Coach Chris

The bread is costly, but other than that it isn't really much more. The initial cost of everything seemed like a lot, but it is replacing a lot of other things so overall not bad. If I had wild caught fish in place of the tuna it would be a lot more. My Shakeology / Coconut water recovery is working OK... I am pretty sore but I did do two intense workouts yesterday lol. I will have better feedback on that in the next couple weeks. Coconut water is more expensive than the Results and Recovery Formula so that is costing more as well.

leo
leo

Has this change in your diet made it more costly? oh and how is shakeology holding up as a recovery drink?

leo
leo

thanks for posting this chris!! dang i didnt think it was possible to eat that many calories with all those foods you restricted! this has helped me :) ill probably follow something similar with smaller portions, oh and i see you ditched the greek yogurt haha