31 May The G-Force Source: Don’t lose yourself to diet
There is a common misconception where people believe that with an intense training regime, they can eat whatever and however they want. If that is you, give yourself an uppercut, because it could not be more wrong. It can be argued that diet trumps physical training on a scale of which is more important.
CrossFit is not your run-of-the-mill training regime. It is the Ben Hur of all training regimes. It is epic, intense, and it is hard on the body. The help the body recover, a sufficient eating plan is required. Not only will it help you recover, but it will also help maintain your energy levels and keep you rocking throughout the day.
Here is the main man’s description of world class fitness in 100 words:
“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.”
CrossFit states that generally, your diet should comprise of about 30% protein, 30% fats, and 40% carbohydrates. Yes, you read that right: carbs. If someone tells you that carbohydrates are the enemy, give them an uppercut! Carbohydrates are your main energy source, and without it, you may as well throw in the towel.
The two main diets that majority of CrossFitters base their diets off are Paleo and Zone. It has been argued that the Paleo diet does not support the body’s energy requirements. The Zone diet, however, is catered to the body’s requirements and the intensity of your training regime. The harder you train, the more you eat.
If anyone at G-Force is struggling with their diet, please speak to one of the coaches. We are more than happy to help you pave the way to a better eating lifestyle. Diet is imperative!
Testing week is well and truly over. Congratulations to everyone who achieved new personal bests over the last few weeks. We have got a couple of new personal bests to mention. Well done to Keiran with his new overhead squat PB, and Lachlan with his 80kg power clean.
To finish off this week’s blog, we have a video for you guys. Because G-Force has a close connection to Eminem (he is played in the gym daily), here is Lose Yourself in sign language. It is awesome.