I wouldn’t say that nutrition comes easy for me, but, I will say that I’m not afraid to experiment. I think that’s the most important factor of success.
We gave Jennifer a plan. She followed it. When it worked we celebrated, when it didn’t, and here’s the best part, we changed it and moved on. Let her tell you.
The following is authored by: Jennifer in Atlanta.
I’m your average CrossFitter. I’m pretty good but I’m not THAT good. I’m also a lot like many people who were competitive in a former life and took to CrossFit because it brought back that feeling that was long lost under layers of fluffy exterior.
I had spent years shedding my fluffy exterior on my own and competing in the local competition scene and even in 2011, earned a team trip to the Dirty South Regionals. But after years of “do it myself” I was in need of help for that last run at the body and performance I was looking for. With that, in comes Josh.
A friend of mine here in Atlanta was using Josh as a nutrition coach and posting about it on Facebook. I saw her posts and was struck by her results, and enthusiasm. The post I saw was specifically about her trip to the Summer Crush Games and how good her nutrition had gone during the weekend and the coaching she was getting up to that point. I was interested. I went to the Practice CrossFit website and started reading and then emailed my friend to ask more questions. After a quick conversation with the husband I was sending the “All In” email the next day. This was October.
Fast forward 3.5 months later and my results are tremendous. I look and am performing my best ever.
So when the first team competition of 2013 comes up and my gym wants to sign up. I’m of course, all over it. But, in competition past I have often struggled with what food to prepare, pack, and eat on game day. But, this time I had nothing to worry about as I had Josh there as guidance.
I send off the WODs and details and got back a very detailed report of exactly what to do. I was stoked! At last a full day of competition without food fear. His instructions were easy to follow and left me room to make decisions based on how I felt. Additionally he introduced me to an electrolyte tablet for my water that excited me as I had normally been an electrolyte pill taker and was always doing it with wrong timing and dose as many people do.
The competition came and went and I ate and drank as prescribed with some small tweaks based on how my stomach was feeling. I was super excited at the end of the day to know that my nutrition never let me down. It is nice to finally get the link that I have struggled with filled in. Now the performance is up to me.
*On a minute clock perform:
1-Pause snatch+1 Snatch
*Do not drop the bar until the complex is completed.
-then, on the following minute-
80′ Double KB Overhead walk AHAP
12-Power snatches 75/115
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