Greg Glassman, the founder of CrossFit, defined fitness in 100 words with the first 26 highlighting nutrition. "Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat." We don't deliberately order these components but nature will. If you have a deficiency at ANY level of the pyramid the components above will suffer. (What is Fitness, CrossFit Journal, October 2002).
That last sentence “If you have a deficiency at any level of “the pyramid” the components above will suffer” should remind us that we can’t out exercise the food we put into our bodies. This all brings me to the point of this post. You can’t expect to look, feel and perform your best without addressing your nutrition plan. You will go far with CrossFit alone, but you will eventually stall and plateau until you finally take that long hard look at how you fuel yourself.
So, if nutrition is at the base of the pyramid and the most fundamental and critical piece of your fitness and performance, then why do we not train ourselves just as much as we do in weightlifting and gymnastics?
Did you know that CrossFit Gastonia has an awesome nutrition program for you? Whether your goal is to lean out, put on mass, better your performance in the gym, get your first handstand push-up, or improve other health markers, let us help you reach those goals because, as the pyramid points out – all pathways to improved health and fitness go through nutrition.
Have you ever tried to out exercise your nutrition? Post to comments.