Good to see that the athletes were staying on top of their nutrition throughout the 2 days of BOL Crossfit Championships. The better you get as an athlete the more pertinant nutrition and supplements become, so it was interesting to see how many athletes were chowing down a solid starch and protein source throughout the day (hopefully not too closely to their next WOD).
The temperature rose on the arena floor quite quickly so it was imperative for athletes to stay on top of their fluid and electrolytes too! There was a good blend of whole foods and supplements being consumed throughout the day, and but for not wanting to be labelled a paparrazzi, I would have snapped some examples. The athlete in the featured image was recovering and limbering between WODs ('Workout of the day' for those who don't know), and so it was vital for her to replace her glycogen stores, whilst regaining her electrolyte equilibrium. Perhaps one of the biggest shocks for me over the two days was the fact that a well known athlete was trying to fuel up two intense WODs on little more than a few handfulls of dried fruit...now i'm the first to acknowledge personalisation abd preferences of a diet plan, but that just simply isn't enough!
It can't be easy to plan for a full day of intense exercise such as this, but some set in stone rules apply. Don't rely on high glycaemic carbs for a days energy supply, don't forget to have your starches too, and always get some readily absorbed protein into you via food or a liquid supplement such as whey protein or BCAAs.