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Combining the CrossFit training methodology with a diet of meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar brings “a jet stream of adaptation,” says CrossFit founder Greg Glassman. He favors Barry Sears’ Zone Diet “because it does give me accurate and precise prescription for caloric intake and, more importantly, the exact levels of macronutrient that I can start at.”
Nutrition isn’t an either/or aspect of training says CrossFit HQ trainer Pat Sherwood. “It’s not quality or quantity. It can and it should be both.”
Nutrition is the foundation beneath strength and conditioning, gymnastics, weightlifting, and sports. “Each level builds on the level below it,” explains Nicole Carroll, director of certification. “If your nutrition sucks, these things will not be where they could be if it were more solid.”
Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.