Last weekend, I attended a competitor camp hosted by Koda CrossFit Iron View in Lafayette, Colorado.
It exceeded my expectations. We did a lot of testing to discover our strengths and our weaknesses, got a lot of great information on competing, nutrition, sleep, and so much more.
And, Justin Bergh, the General Manager of The CrossFit Games, stopped by as a guest speaker. It was really, really cool.
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As part of my CrossFit Games training, I need a nutritionist. I need to bulk, and I want to do it the right way. Well, I’ve heard great things about the RP (Renaissance Periodization) Diet. They offer a free 14-day trial, so I signed myself up.
I quickly realized this diet plan is not for me. Essentially, you decide what you want to eat. You scan and/or input what you want to eat and then the app tells you how much to eat based on your previously inputted dietary goals (losing weight, gaining muscle, etc.). This did not work for me. I did not like not knowing how much I had to eat.
You could swap out nutrition needs if you ate too much or too little at a meal. You could also pay for a professional nutritionist to help you meet your goals. In short, the RP Diet App was really complicated, and I don’t like having to scan my food. Finding the food if you didn’t enter it sucked, too.
I’ve been mainly doing the Zone Diet for the last few years, which you know ahead of time how much to eat. It works for the most part for me. Still, I will be partnering with a nutritionist to get me to where I need to be.
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There are many reasons I want to train for the CrossFit Games. However, I’d say this reason reigns as one of the top one.
I truly do like beating the shit out of myself. I enjoy doing things other won’t. I enjoy making WODs harder by going heavier than prescribed. I enjoy being sore the next day.
It makes me feel alive. It makes me feel like I’m doing something.
It ultimately makes me feel like I’m not wasting my life.
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The eye-opener for me was 22.3 of the CrossFit Open. I was so angry because that workout should have been in my wheelhouse. All of the Open 2022 sucked for me. I should have done much better.
That’s when I decided to quite sucking at CrossFit and get serious again.
However, last week when I was practicing chest-to-bar pull ups in my garage gym and failing and failing, I realized that I can no longer do this alone.
I wish I had realized this sooner in my CrossFit career. I wish I had had someone suggest this. Admittedly, COVID-19 did not help. I entered a period of severe depression, and the only thing I could do in CrossFit was maintain.
Now, I’m shooting for the Games and soliciting a coach. We’ll see how this goes!
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