In a given day, your routine involves preparation and execution. There are constants throughout your day and you take the time and effort to prepare for them. An example might be your work attire, work briefing or presentation, or just making sure you leave the house in time to beat the traffic.
For most of you reading this post, another constant will be your commitment to health and wellness; your dedication to surpassing last week’s lifts; your need to push the envelope with each workout and know that you performed better than yesterday. Some of you go as far as to prepare your workout attire to best suit the wod, be it super cute knee highs for oly lifts (because we all know cute socks=PRs!), pants for rope climbs, tanks for warm weather and aerodynamics, etc.
How many of you prioritize your pre-workout nutrition? Is it an afterthought or is it carefully planned out to maximize your results? Do you only think about it when you are starting to black out from an intense metcon or when you feel like your squat warm up sets are heavier than your previous 1RM attempt? Don’t cb your PR by not making the time to eat during the day.
To grow as an athlete you have to get to know your body’s relationship with foods. What do you need to fuel a wod like Deadlift 1RM vs Fran vs Cindy? How much time before class do you have to eat? What do you need post wod?
If you don’t know the answers to these questions, the time to find out is before the wod comes and not the day of. Take a moment to evaluate how you have prepared yourself by fueling up with the right foods. This way, when competition day rolls around your nutrition will be the last of your worries and you can go back to agonizing over which socks go better with your lucky shorts!
Good luck in San Diego and safe travels!
Every 3 minutes perform:
*Rest remainder of interval*