CrossFit – “The Foundation Is Nutrition”

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.

In the pyramid Glassman created, nutrition is the foundation, with met-cons, gymnastics, weightlifting and throwing, and sport following.

“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.”

Likewise, Glassman says CrossFit 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.”

Likewise, trainers and coaches can make informed decisions on how to tweak an athlete’s diet for improved performance, he says.

CrossFit HQ trainer Pat Sherwood says nutrition isn’t an either/or aspect of training.

“It’s not quality or quantity. It can and it should be both.”

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Killian Senteno says:

They discus nutrition and in their video you can see processed meat (which is a Group 1 Carcinogenic) in the same category as cigarettes. I’m a bit confused?

Walter Clayton says:

Greg: “what causes heart disease is not dietary fat intake, but excessive consumption of carbohydrate.” 4:30

This is a strong point that should be looked into and it is contrary to the documentary “What the health” which stresses that fat from meats is the biggest cause to heart disease.

Matthew Schlink says:

Probably the best nutritional video I’ve seen on the internet

Kevin Towle says:

Overweight people giving diet advice smh

Don Casparov says:

Whats with the strawberry’s in a cup ? Haahah

Ron Cantwell says:

LOL what is wrong with some of you people. Stay away from processed food and sugar. It’s not rocket science. Here is a simple plain. If it has a list of ingredients don’t eat it.

iiF0Xii says:

So beans aren’t food? Quinoa isn’t food? Brown rice isn’t food!? These dummies don’t knoe what they’re talking about.

Fil O says:

U can do it solo, u can do it solo… if you eat 54,3989809098 grams protein per days u can look like me. (But the advertising = shit = good morphology)

mrmiyagi22 says:

so quinoa and a bag of brown rice isn’t food because they have labels with nutritional information?

Susan Neeley says:

We learned about the diet program “lyly amazing guide” (Google it) by googling around for info in the weight-loss sites. In just a few days, I’ve lost greater than 12 lbs. It’s the best diet plan I’ve ever before seen and it sure works for me.

Vitto says:

Eat vegetables, nut and seeds, a lot of fruit, little sugar and NOT MEAT

Alfonso Soto says:

Watching this while I enjoy a bag of takis

Re Mi says:

My problem with this diet is the huge amount of meat (as a European, it’s way way too much…!) and too little fruits. They are right to suggest no added sugar, no processed stuff and more veggies…but beyond that it’s just not for me. Also, the right kind of bread (whole grain with no added crap, baked in a bakery) is very healthy.

GERALD Mullen says:

The world health organization has processed meats listed as category 1 carcinogens same a cigarettes and asbestos. Unprocessed meats category 2. It’s not healthy and completely unnecessary in the diet.

Shawn Michael says:

Shit, i just got inspired to start this after eating a gas station burrito.

Ryan Deffley says:

Fat loss is primarily about calorie deficit. Let’s say that it takes 2500 calories per day to maintain your weight and you take in 2000 per day of carbs. You’ll still lose 1lb a week. Now obviously you want a well rounded healthy diet where you consume junk food sparingly in moderation. But complex carbs are NOT the enemy. If you train like an athlete, they provide fuel for your body. Personally, I’m a fan of intermittent fasting.

Osbaldo Camacho says:

you need your fiber too

Spencer Carlson says:

“Avoiding heart disease, death, and misery.”

James Marshall says:

Yeah , lets take our advice from some out of shape , overweight guy….

Denisse Gonzalez says:

As a raw vegan , should I do crossfit?

The King says:

what a bunch of bullshit ahahahha

Ed Ouston says:

animal protein is the worst thing you can eat, animal products are the cause of inflammation that cause disease.

Mendicant Bias says:

I thought the foundation was gains?

perliva says:

The Quinoa I buy has a food label on it. Should I avoid it now?

Bradley Killen says:

lol no sugar, as he loads on the strawberries… fuck me.

Waheed Balushi says:

hi guys im new in this stuff, the problem iam facing is i get hungry what is the substitute snack i can take. or should i avoid eating i not talking about main 3 meals which is breakfast , lunch & dinner

Caity Rose says:

No offense, if you can sustain that good for you! But I’m sticking with my flexible dieting. Because it works for me.

papaGhurka says:

Gary Taubes is a total clown. He likes 5% carbohydrates.

Anwar yoma says:

Say that to Rich Froning, the dude is the fittest man alive and eats tons and tons of bullshit

FluFF mallow says:

all meat, vegetables and no sugar makes Jack a dull boy

Jedidiah87 says:

Contrasting lay out what Greg Glassman said: Religion and the empirical science, does he hint something through this statement??

the bushman says:

Ha ha anyone else see at 2.15  the coke can and coke bottle on the table by the outta shape guy?  Arms behind head in classic display of arrogance .  Leaning back so you can look down your nose. Not inspiring.

Andross says:

No the foundation is steroids. Everyone knows you Crossfit losers are on drugs. Your women look jacked like men….its disgusting

ricious says:

Title “The Foundation is Nutrition”, Thumbnail has bacon.

KCDise says:

Shitty mellow background music

Pedro Leonardo Benavides Gómez says:

What about vegan athetles??

Francisco Gamez Arcaya says:

If you train for marathons… You are supposed to have one energy gel every 45 minutes during long runs. Those gels are basically 100 calories (mostly sugar). Is that OK?

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