It’s finally here friends, the CrossFit Open is officially upon us! Today we’re going to talk about how to optimize our workouts & our CrossFit Open nutrition to use these next 5 weeks as a springboard to continue crushing goals during and AFTER the Open.
The Quick Deets:
▪️The CrossFit Open is 5 WEEKS of maximal intensity/output
▪️The body gets beat tf up. People are REPEATING WORKOUTS 2-3 TIMES for 5 weeks!
▪️We lose a lil strength b/c during the Open, we’re not lifting heavy as much
▪️We lose training days due to repeating workouts/resting more than usual
▪️Most people have 1-2 refeed (high carb) days, & likely overall higher cals than usual
What Does That Mean? Probably NOT:
▪️Losing weight/seeing body comp changes during the CF Open
▪️Getting stronger/more skilled
▪️In a place to immediately diet post-open
Read That Again:
NOT IN A PLACE TO IMMEDIATELY DIET POST-OPEN????
WHAT?! But you said I could diet again after the Open was over!
What If I Told You That You Could:
▪️Perform your best
▪️Maintain performance in the gym
▪️Expedite working towards your body goals post-Open?
Any Good Nutrition Coach Understands That:
▪️Body as been thru the RINGER these past 5 weeks
▪️People are PHYSICALLY & MENTALLY EXHAUSTED since they’ve dialed in their food/fitness for MONTHS now
Any Good Nutrition Coach SHOULD:
▪️Prescribe a DIET BREAK post-open (AKA ghost MFP/macros for 1-2 wks so you can relax/get your mind right)
▪️Follow up with a GUT HEALTH PROTOCOL
5 weeks of competing = super inflamed body/gut (fermented foods, collagen, bone broth, etc)
I’M SORRY CONNIE –
It’s not as simple as “Finish 18.5, 3-2-1 Diet!”
But we COULD expedite that process!
There is a VERY simple way to make the Open less intrusive on our health/body comp journey: STOP REPEATING THE WORKOUTS EVERY WEEK
This means you have to:
▪️Tone down the weekly wiener measuring
▪️Chuck ya ego
▪️Hit a “one & done” and leave it all out there
By NOT repeating workouts:
▪️You could maintain a more regular training schedule
▪️Body would be less beat up
▪️You’d be a in place to more quickly work towards goals in 5 weeks
I get it: If you’re TRULY competitive & a Regional spot is GENUINELY on the line, do what you gotta do to make things happen
But for the rest of us: Let’s use the Open as a SPRINGBOARD (rather than a STOP SIGN) to continue crushing goals & work towards our healthiest and happiest self.
Happy Open, my friends!✨