Be Sure You Are Eating Enough
Even though it’s the final week of the Open, make sure you are eating enough food to recover from this workout! If one of your goals is weight loss and you also want to do well in this Open Workout, direct your focus to eating enough calories to sustain optimal performance. These workouts are very demanding and attempting them on a calorie deficit isn’t the best recipe for success.
After a gnarly workout, you’re going to eventually feel hungry and your body is going to want food to begin the recovery process. This, however, isn’t an excuse to fuel up on burgers and shakes. Eating the right food is key to your recovery and performance!
The optimal method is to choose food that is high in volume, meaning you can eat a lot of it without racking up calories fast. This will help you stay full longer as well as provide extra nutritional benefits.
Examples of high-volume foods include: berries, melons, leafy greens, celery, cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini noodles, cucumber, spaghetti squash and protein sources such as egg whites, chicken, seafood, ground turkey, and other lean meats.
Let’s have some fun with this classic combo of thrusters and pull-ups! Finish strong everyone!!
CFL2Tr., USAW-L1, Cert. Sports Nutritionist
Paramount Strength & Conditioning