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CrossFit Training and Nutrition: Do it The Right Way

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No matter how effective, vigorous, heart-pumping your workouts, you can’t get too far in CrossFit or any other fitness training without a balanced diet.

Whether you fancy eye-catching chiselled abs or wish to get in a harmonious shape, a high-intensity CrossFit workout alone can never help you reach your fitness goals. Calorie-torching training is only part of your CorssFit regimen. What Your CorssFit success largely depends on instead is your diet.

So, if you have signed up for professional CrossFit training in Sydney and think you are soon going to flaunt toned lean muscles and a well-sculpted body ignoring your diet, you might want to rethink.

We consulted CrossFit experts and nutritionists to come up with this list of what to eat and what to avoid particularly for rookie CrossFitters.

Here are your best choices;

Banana

A glass of banana and whey protein smoothie can help boost recovery and tissue repair post workout.

Nuts & Seeds

Packed with nutrients and omega-3 fatty acids, nuts and seeds are an excellent fuel source for your CrossFit workout.

Coconut Oil

A tablespoon of coconut oil before your workout can work wonders for your energy and endurance.

Eggs

From Vitamin D to healthy fats to Protein, eggs are a must-have for CrossFitters. You can pair eggs with other protein-rich foods like pumpkin seeds, whole grain bread, chick pea, chia seeds and more to prepare a highly nutritious, energy booster meals.

Sweet Potatoes

An excellent pre-workout treat, yams help balance blood sugar levels while providing a boost of energy.

Brown Rice

Nutritionally better than white rice, brown rice can be easily digested and is less likely to cause bloating and disrupt blood sugar levels.

Oatmeal

An ideal weight loss-friendly food, oatmeal is helpful as both pre-workout and post-workout food. Not only does it provide your body with carbohydrates without unnecessary sugars but it also speeds up muscle recovery.

SAY NOT TO:

Pre-workout veggies

Though healthy and high in fibre, veggies like lettuce, broccoli and cabbage can cause gastrointestinal discomfort during a workout.

High-Sugar Carbohydrates

  • Bread, white rice and potatoes are the worst to opt for before a workout as there are high in GI and disrupt your insulin levels casuing strong sweet cravings.
  • Fruit, whole grains, sweet potatoes, quinoa and beets are some healthy carbohydrate sources you can go for.

Fried Foods

There no point in picking tempting yet nutrient deficient foods, high in unhealthy saturated and trans fats that will reduce your energy levels and leave you lethargic.

Processed foods and alcohol

Loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients, pastries, crackers, potato chips and even granola bars will only make your workout even more difficult. Also, alcohols are just empty calories and offer no nutritional value. So, definitely a no-no.

Given the intensity of CorssFit workouts, a protein rich energy boosting diet is paramount to fuelling your body for dynamic training and restoring energy.

So, avoid what’s tempting but treacherous to your body and pick healthy options that will improve your performance and workout results.

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CrossFit – Sydney’s Fastest Growing Fitness Community

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Anyone walking into a CrossFit gym in Sydney for the first time usually does a quick double take and wonders what it is that they have just walked into. CrossFit is still relatively new in Sydney and for people seeking information about this new fitness trend they have heard about, there is often a few seconds of bewilderment while they digest what CrossFit is and the sort of training that happens in classes.

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CrossFit – Getting Back into Your Post – Holiday Routine

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If you are a CrossFit enthusiast and you live in Sydney, chances are you have just come back from a well-earned break and have been asking yourself the best way to get back into your CrossFit regime. Maybe you have gotten a bit too comfortable and are enjoying not putting your body through excessive stress right now. Maybe you keep saying to yourself “this is the week”, but then put it off until “next week”. Getting back into any exercise routine after a long break is hard. Getting back into a vigorous CrossFit program is harder. Here are some tips to get you back into your box as quickly and as painlessly as possible. Read the rest of this entry »

Women and CrossFit

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You hear a lot of hype around CrossFit and how it has changed various people’s approach to exercise and how it has had such a positive impact on their life, but rarely are these stories about women. This article examines the possible benefits that CrossFit could deliver to the female participant and whether the CrossFit program has any real advantage, or disadvantage to any other exercise framework.

Sydney CrossFit gym, CrossFit 2010 actively targets females in their marketing campaigns and boasts a 50% female membership, which is rare for any box. So why would women looking to change their exercise strategy, or commence a new regime consider CrossFit?
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CrossFit – The Importance of Finding the Right Trainer

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You can become a certified CrossFit trainer / coach in a weekend. Just because you have a CrossFit certification does not make you a great CrossFit coach. CrossFit has developed a bit of a reputation as an injury prone pursuit which is probably unfair. The stark reality is that there are some CrossFit trainers who are putting their class participants at risk because they are unqualified. CrossFit by nature is a program with a wide range of workout routines and a lot of scope for experienced trainers to enhance it with their own valuable routines and stamp it with their own personal brand. If you are looking at embarking on a CrossFit journey, the most important decision you make will be the box you choose to train at. Read the rest of this entry »

CrossFit – Debunking Some of The Myths

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CrossFit and Kids – Is it Beneficial and how young is too young?

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Opinions on the benefits of the crossfit training programme for children and the appropriate age at which children should start training are as contrasting as opinions on education for children. At their most extreme, these views can be as divisive as any of the choices parents will make for development of their children and the activities they choose to pursue.

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