Fuel the OPEN

The Open is officially here! Over the next FIVE weeks EVERY SINGLE item that you put in your mouth to eat, or drink should be geared toward FUELING YOUR WORKOUT PERFORMANCE (imagine NK fist pumping and screaming YOU CAN DO THIS because that is what I am doing as I type this blog for our rock star C5'ers!).

I want you to take this time to LISTEN to your body and MICROMANAGE your success. What you do NOW, and EVERY SINGLE DAY from this moment forward, is what fuels your athletic performance for the duration of the Open.

How do you micromanage your athletic performance and cross-reference that to your nutritional intake? 

1-      The first thing you need to do is LOG. Log everything you eat during the duration of the OPEN. When you log your meals you can cross-reference workout performance to the food you ate the week of, the night before and the morning of your OPEN WOD.

2-      Log your water intake.

3-      Log your pre and post-workout smoothies, drinks, BCAA’s, etc.

4-      Log ALL supplements you take.

5-      Log how your body feels. Not just the day of your workout, but the day before, after, and the following days. Pay attention to your emotional state, restroom cycles and sleep patterns. Are they improved or worse post-Open WOD’s? Anything that feels out of the ordinary-LOG IT! Likewise, when you feel GREAT, log it. Explain WHAT felt great and WHY you felt great.

Why is this important? Logging your nutrition enables you to see EXACTLY what foods and liquids HELPED or HINDERED your workout performance. If your workout felt FUELED and your recovery was good that likely means your nutrition intake was good. If your workout performance felt forced and recovery was not so great, it likely means your nutrition didn’t fuel your body properly. Having all your meals and liquids written down allows you to cross-reference the good or bad performance days according to your nutritional intake.

Cheers to LOGGING and LISTENING to your body,

Nicole

nicole@beyondweight4life.com

 

A1. 3x50m/side; waiter walk (HAP)
A2. 3x5 box jumps (HAP; High as possible)*step down
*rest 90sec

B. 5 sets @90% effort:
-500m row
*rest/walk 4min b/w efforts

C. 3 sets:
-20 dying bugs
-10/side; Pallof presses

A1. 3x50m/side; waiter walk (HAP)
A2. 3x5 seated box jumps (HAP; High as possible)
*rest 90sec

B. 5 sets @90% effort:
-500m row
*rest/walk 4min b/w efforts

C. 3 sets:
-20 dying bugs
-10/side; Pallof presses