If you’re preparing for the CrossFit Open, you’re likely focusing on training weaknesses and tapering intensity as the first test gets closer. But have you thought about your nutrition for the CrossFit Open? In this video, WAG Coaches (and CrossFit Box owners) Josh and Jess share pre-workout nutrition tips to help you fuel and recover well this season.
Make sure to download our Fitness Competition Prep Guide, so you’re armed with our nutrition, mindset, and training tips for the CrossFit Open this year.
Stay tuned for next week’s video about post-workout nutrition tips!
1:14 - Why is protein important before your Open workout, and what should I do if I work out in the morning and I’m not hungry?
5:00 - Protein timing strategies if you work out in the afternoon or nighttime.
6:13 - What are low-glycemic carbohydrates, and when should I eat them?
7:12 - What are high-glycemic carbohydrates, and when should I eat them?
10:27 - What about dietary fats? Should I eat any fat before my workout?
12:40 - When should I make these pre-workout dietary changes? Do I need to change my nutrition for the CrossFit Open?
15:28 - How much should I eat? What should my pre-workout carb and protein targets be?
Additional Reading and Resources:
Free Guides & Downloads
- CrossFit Open Nutrition Changes
- Nutrition for CrossFit
- Nutrition Timing Based on Your Workout Schedule
- 7 Quick Nutrition Tips for Athletes
- What is the Glycemic Index?
- Competition Day Nutrition
- Pre and Post-Workout Nutrition
- What to Eat Before a Morning Workout
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