With so much information out there on what we should and shouldn’t eat it is no surprise that people don’t know where to start. Whether it is paleo, IIFYM, Intermittent fasting, little and often, vegan, the list goes on!
So what should the average CrossFitter’s approach to nutrition be? Assuming that we are training for increases in performance along with the typical aesthetic goals of decreased body fat and increases in lean muscle mass.
On the whole the average London CrossFitter does not have the time for hours of meal preparation, so here are a few key points you should consider for your nutrition.
Firstly if your food was not at some point living. i.e running around, picked, harvested or pulled out the ground you should probably avoid it. Biologically
When I first started CrossFit in 2010, I was going to school, going to work, and messing around on a basketball court for a few hours a day. I became absolutely bored with my day to day routine. One day, after challenging my friend, and owner of Rocklin CrossFit to countless games of 1 on 1 and HORSE, he challenged me to a CrossFit workout. I don’t remember the exact reps or rounds, but I remember it included cleans and pull ups… Lots of them! I also remember not being able to straighten my arms for about a week or so after. I was hooked. Once I regained normal movement back into my arms and legs, and could perform normal daily tasks such as sitting, standing, and picking things up, I decided to make these workouts a routine.
I made it a point to shock Gary, the head coach
We all know that exercise is good for us… It is good for our hearts, lungs, muscles and skin. Those who partake in regular exercise have a reduced risk of getting Cancer, Heart disease and Diabetes. Plus it is common knowledge that those who exercise regularly and eat a balanced diet will see decreases in body fat while increasing their lean muscle mass. All in all exercise is essential for a healthy, optimally working body and nowadays it is common knowledge.
Great, but what else can regular exercise DO for us? We live in a society where we expect a lot of bang for our buck so what else can we get out of regular exercise aside from the boring common sense stuff? When we exercise we are investing time, and time is a precious commodity. Like any other investment we want a