Practicing Crossfit without any regard to nutrition is
similar to only having “one oar in the water – according
to CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman.
Diet is Crucial to optimizing health and performance, supporting the reasoning
as to why Nutrition is the foundation of the CrossFit pyramid. After that we have metabolic conditioning which is our “METCON” then gymnastics weightlifting and sports.
Each level builds on the level below it. If your nutrition sucks, these things will not be where they could be if it were more solid.
The founder of CrossFit, Greg Glassman favors the “Zone Diet” because it gives accurate and precise prescription for caloric intake and the exact levels macro-nutrient that we can start at.
Which is why we are going to base our Nutrition Challenge on the Zone Diet. The Zone Diet is a specific ratio of 40% Carbs, 30% Protein and 30% Fat. Our very own Coach Chad Becker – has had success with this diet. Within a week Chad saw results —
” My recovery time from workouts reduced greatly. I had more energy throughout the day and had no problem falling asleep when it was time to go to bed.
I could tell that inflammation in my joints reduced as well as — I had little if no pain in my hips, knees and back as I had leading up to the change. Overall, I lost about 15 pounds over the course of the 2 months as well as about 3.5% body fat reduction. My performance in the gym saw a great spike as well. I had more endurance and reduced rest time during the workouts.” – Chad Becker
The Zone Food Block Method
We will be using the Zone Food Block Method – Zone food blocks allow you to personalize
the Zone Diet to your body by calculating how may grams of protien, carbs and fat that you
can have per day. The number of blocks you should eat per day depends on your weight, height, waist,
and hip measurements. The average male eats 14 Zone Blocks per day, while the average female eats 11 Zone blocks per day. A main meal such as breakfast, lunch or dinner contains three to five Zone blocks, while a snack always contains one Zone Block.
Each Zone block is made of a protein block, a fat block and a carb block.
- Protein block: Contains 7 grams of protein.
- Carb block: Contains 9 grams of carbs.
- Fat block: Contains 1.5 grams of fat.
With all that being said— If you do not have one already, you will need to pick up a food scale. Come in on Sunday September 9th, @ 1-3pm to sign up and weigh in – we will help you figure out your Food Blocks. Your job will be to get all the bad foods out of the house and shop for WHOLE FOODS. More details about the ” Challenge” will be released on our Crew Page.
THE JOURNEY IS THE REWARD.