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Nutrition for Athletes (Pre & Post WOD)

Congrats to Kirk, Greg, David C, Mikkel, Stephanie, and Petergaye for signing up for their first ever CrossFit Competition in June. This is a one day event that includes four different workouts. Every week we are meeting with our athletes to discuss competition strategie for both physical performance and nutrition.
Here are some strategies that we can all benefit whether you are competing in a competition or competing in class. The information was borrowed from the Optimum Performance Training website (http://optexperience.com). The OPT program does a very good job of “individualizing CF training”. His belief is that all athletes are different and respond differently in training and in nutrition (via absorption, digestion, timing, quality, quanity, etc. My two cents is highlighted in bold.

Nutrition for Athletes (Pre & Post WOD)

If we take these into consideration, you can see it could really change things up.  If you are still saying “Ok, but WHAT do I eat??”, here are a few guidelines:

  1. As a very broad generalization, there should be a 2-3 hr buffer between whole food intake and training. If you come to the class at 6am and you don’t eat anything and you perform well more “power” to you.

  2. Intensity & duration affect gastrointestinal tolerance; the more intense thw workout, the less your stomach will like (digest, transport, deliver, utilize) food.  Similar for duration, and intensity. Protein shakes, L-glutamine, Catalyst, Electrolytes are crucial here. Ease of absorption goes a long way.

  3. Glycogen (stored carbohydrate) stores are affected by your previous training session, and more importantly, your meals the day BEFORE. If you had a high carb meal the night before the likelihood of needing another high carb meal before a a.m. workout is low.

  4. Morning sessions:  Fasted.  This is fine—be hydrated, but know you are fueled by the night before meal.

  5. Anything under 60 minutes does NOT require intra-workout fueling via carbohydrates. Water will do the trick during the workout and in class.

  6. A small amount of whey works well for most people. (>20g)

  7. On that same note, BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids) work better. (Catalyst, L-glutamine)

  8. Caffeine works well here, but can be a double-edged sword… (don’t use day of if you never consume caffeine). Same goes for energy drinks. Watch out for FREE stuff from sponsors.  Don’t sabotage yourself.

  9. Don’t try something new the day of competition. If its not broken don’t try to change it.

CrossFit Pyramid

Friday’s Workout

Strength: Press (1RM)

Conditioning:

ADV

7 rounds for max reps:

  • 1 min HSPU
  • rest 30 seconds 
  • 1 min strict burpee-box jumps (30/24)
  • rest 1 min

INT

7 rounds for max reps:

  • 1 min HSPU (raised)
  • rest 30 seconds 
  • 1 min strict burpee-box jumps (24/20)
  • rest 1 min

BEG

6 rounds for max reps:

  • 1 min HS Hold
  • rest 30 seconds 
  • 1 min strict modified pushup-to-step up (20in)
  • rest 1 min

Saturday’s Workout

ADV

3 rounds for reps:

  • 1 min max KB swing-full (70/53)
  • 2 min max Doubles
  • 3 minutes Sit ups
  • Rest 1 min between rounds. Post Total Score. 2o min wod with rest included.

INT

3 rounds for reps:

  • 1 min max KB swing-full (53/35)
  • 2 min max Single-Single-Double
  • 3 minutes Sit ups

BEG

3 rounds for reps:

  • 1 min max KB swing-partial (35/25)
  • 2 min max Singles
  • 3 minutes Sit ups

9:30 Yoga $10


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Friday’s Workout

Guest Day Workout

5 minutes each: Rest 2 mins in between.

  • Singles Jump Rope
  • DB Push Press
  • Box Overs
  • Dips

-Teams of Two

Saturday’s Workout

Guest Day Workout

30sec on/30sec off-

45sec on/45sec off-

60sec on/60sec off-

45sec on/45sec off-

30sec on/30sec off-

Rest 5 minutes/Repeat with other BB movement.

  • Clean & Jerks, 135/95 lbs
  • Deadlifts, 135/95 lbs

Cash Out: 100 Situps

-Teams of Two

Without grains, how do I get fiber in my diet?

If we are using the Paleo Diet as a reference for our discussion, then our choice of food is always going to be nutrient dense whole foods.  Our choice of meats, fruits, vegetables and nuts will almost always carry a potent load of nutritionally dense calories.

In other words, what we are looking for in our daily food intake is a nice range of whole foods that are nutritious and that naturally carry a nice load of fiber.

Clearly our greatest sources of fiber are going to be found in vegetables, some fruits and nuts.  Amazingly raspberries are an excellent source of fiber.  But here’s how it boils down:  if you are following the Paleo blueprint, then there is almost no doubt that you are getting plenty of fiber in your diet. You can also supplement fiber (meaning your already eating  alot of vegetables and nuts)  into your diet.

If you’re looking for a little more detail on fiber and its role in our overall health, here’s a link to our trusted source.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/fiber/#axzz1llVjenWX

Thursday’s Workout

Strenth: Push Jerk 3RM

3, 4,& 5 Minutes of Work:
3 DB Push Press
6 DB Push up
9 DB Romanian DL

Beware: You might not be able to walk for a couple of days!

-Weight is limited by Push Press
-Pick up where you left off each round
-Score: Totals Reps and Weight Used
Compare scores from July 31, 2012

Friday’s Workout

AMRAP 15 minutes:
50 DB Snatches
100ft  Traveling Singles
50 Situps
Compare scores from July 12, 2012

Skill of the Week: Overhead Squat

Congrats to Dustin for winning the Paleo Challenge!

Not only did you Dustin see amazing results. He truly changed the way he eats and thinks about food and nutrition. The Paleo Diet is now a lifestyle for him. Words can’t express how happy we are for Dustin

Post Paleo Challenge Interview

1. Initial Weight Before the Paleo Diet- Post Paleo Diet Weight

Pre weight 211.6  Post weight 202.6. That’s a 4% decrease in body weight!!

2. What was the hardest thing about the Paleo Diet?

The hardest thing was finding a good mix of foods that I like and rotating them so I didn’t get bored with the meals.

3. What was the easiest thing about the Paleo Diet?

The easiest thing was that I was never hungry.

4. What was the most noticeable difference on the Paleo Diet that you experienced?

The most noticeable difference was how much my legs and face leaned out several people asked if I lost weight because of my face.

5. What would you recommend to those just starting the Paleo Diet?

For people starting the Paleo Diet I would recommend that they look at it as a lifestyle and not a diet. Before I started at Crossfit Naples I was on the Paleo diet and it felt like a diet but once I put Crossfit into the mix, and my other training together it became how I live. Thanks Mario, Tara and my Crossfit family.

 

Thursday’s Workout:

AMRAP 15 minutes-
100 DB Snatches
100ft  Traveling Singles
100 Situps

-Score: # of DB Snatches and Situps completed

…coming up Friday:

Team Row
20 minutes to complete as much distance as possible

-Maximum distance per team member is 500m at a time

-1 Extra Point For Each Air Squat Performed