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Old 01-16-2009, 04:23 PM   #1
Richard Martin
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Question The Zone Multiplier - Is Mine Right??

Wondering if anyone has any insight on the activity factor used in calculating your meal blocks....

I'm a 33y/o male/74"/220. Both my calculations using CF Journal issue 21 on Zone calculations has me at 19 blocks. I just found Robb Wolfe's short clip on the CF main site regarding zone multipliers ( and in it he says that most people miscalculate their multiplier and, as a result, don't see proper fat loss as a result of Zoning. I've been doing the Zone for a couple of weeks, and don't think I've seen quite the results I was expecting (lost about 1.5 lbs so far). I'm very strict and haven't cheated.

My question, then, is if anyone out there knows the equation for calculating block requirements? I've looked through my books and don't see anything that tells me what the each activity factor actually equates to. Robb Wolfe mentioned that a Crossfitter (doing nothing else) is about a .7-.75. Wondering 1) if this is actually LOWER than my Zone-provided factor of "active" and 2) if so, how would I go about correctly recalculating with the correct multiplier?

Any insight would be much appreciated!
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:32 PM   #2
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Re: The Zone Multiplier - Is Mine Right??

I believe the 0.7 multiplier falls into the "Moderate" category for this calculator:

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