Does CrossFit work? I get asked this question a lot. Usually by someone who is interested in our gym. You would think the answer was a simple “Yes!” but actually it’s not.
CrossFit is not something concrete, it’s not set in stone. It is an idea. The definition of CrossFit is to “perform constantly varied, functional movements at a high intensity.” If you are doing that it’s CrossFit. However just doing that type of exercise alone is usually not enough. You need to do the movements correctly, both for safety and to get the proper training effect. You need to do them with the appropriate intensity at the appropriate time. You need to take rest days, at least after every 3 training sessions. You need to eat the correct foods and the correct amounts of them for your lifestyle and training volume.
CrossFit alone may not get you the results you are looking for. Your diet, what you eat on a daily basis, is the main factor which will determine your success. At CrossFit True we like to think of the diet as the base of the pyramid. Without a solid foundation (healthy diet) you will never reach your true potential at the top of the pyramid.
In addition to our CrossFit programs we also offer nutrition coaching. Our 3 phase nutrition program is the key to getting the results you want. Everyone who has gone through the program has seen nothing but improvement. Once they tweak a few things in their diet their exercise performance goes through the roof, they feel better and have more energy.
Read what one of our members Lisa K had to say about her nutrition coaching:
“I recently had the opportunity to meet with Coach Dan for Phase I of a nutritional consult & I wanted to take a minute to share my extremely positive experience with everyone. In all honesty I first went into this thinking, what else could Dan possibly tell me that I haven’t already heard before? Needless to say, lots. Dan took the time to analyze a food log that consisted of everything I ate for a week & then sat down with me to go over his detailed report.
The breakdown was complete with metrics of what I should be eating for my bodyweight and activity level, implementation/ changes to make and recommendations of better food choices. In the end, I found out that I wasn’t eating nearly as many carbs as I should be which was causing fatigue, poor performance & slower recovery. Over the past couple of weeks I made a few minor adjustments and I’m not going to lie…I’ve noticed some major differences! The biggest changes being that I haven’t been nearly as sore as I’ve been in the past (even after all the crazy WODS we’ve been doing lately) and the added bonus of no more after lunch “crash.””
The nutrition coaching in combination with the Crossfit program is truly potent. We have several clients who have lost over 60lbs. in 6 months or less.
Share your experiences with us. How has your body changed since joining CrossFit True?