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5 Reasons Why You’re Not More Successful at CrossFit

Are any of these reasons interfering with your progress?

2. YOU HAVEN’T DIALED-IN YOUR NUTRITION

Nutrition is the foundation for fitness and health.

If you spend hours at the gym, work on your power, strength, technique and endurance, but complement that with a bad diet you won’t reap the full results your training plan could offer. In addition, your risk of injury is increased and you’d be more prone to poor health.

“You cannot out-exercise a bad diet. To reap the full rewards of the CrossFit program, work out regularly and optimize your nutrition,” states CrossFit.

The effects of nutrition in your performance and health are undeniable. Everything you put in your mouth, in either solid or liquid form, is either helping you achieve your goal or hindering your progress. Make sure you understand the basics and make them a habit.

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Ways to make nutrition easier for you include:

  • Individualising your nutrition: what works for some is the downfall of others. Follow a healthy diet that fits with your lifestyle, dietary restrictions and taste. There are general healthy eating guidelines you should follow, but outside from that you should individualise your diet.
  • Minimalise the stress of decision: deciding what to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, pre workout, etc. can be overwhelming. Employing some simple strategies to minimise the stress of making these type of decisions, such as meal prepping or having a quick go-to meal, can help you keep on track and stay on top of your nutrition regardless of the situation.

Eat the best quality produce that your budget allows for and dial in your nutrition, as this is the reason many athletes’ progress stagnates.

How to Build Excellent Nutritional Strategies for Training and Recovery

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