Nutrition

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"If you're working out and you're not eating well you will not get the results of this program; you will get half the results." explains Nicole Carroll, director of CrossFit certification.

Nutrition is often overlooked and undervalued, but it is paramount for making strides in health and fitness. When Greg Glassman, founder of CrossFit, defines world-class fitness, nutrition is the foundation upon which all other aspects are built.

"Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.", Glassman.

Think of this definition as a pyramid to the optimal development of an athlete. "Each level builds on the one below it. If your nutrition sucks, these things will not be where they could be if it were more solid.”, Carroll.

Glassman explains that CrossFit favors the 'Zone Diet' because, "an accurate and precise prescription is necessary to optimize physical performance. Finely tuned, a good diet will increase energy, sense of well-being and acumen, while simultaneously flensing fat and packing on muscle. When properly composed, the right diet can nudge every important quantifiable marker for health in the right direction."

Links to videos of Both Glassman and Carrol speaking on the importance of nutrition are listed below, along with articles further explaining the methodology behind Gassman's nutrition methodology and the Zone Diet. If you have any questions about what path to take with your nutrition any of our coaches would be more than happy to help!


CrossFit Nutrition - Nicole Carrol on the correlation between nutrition and CrossFit.

Part One: Avoiding Disease and Part Two: Optimizing Performance - Nutrition Seminar hosted by founder, Greg Glassman.


Nutritional Blog

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