“It’s easier to change people’s religion than it is their nutrition.”
Austin Malleolo—a four-time CrossFit Games competitor, Level 1 and Level 2 seminar staff member and head coach at Reebok CrossFit One in Massachusetts—said he under- stands why nutrition can be a touchy subject:
“Eating is a social thing, and it’s tied to fun, it’s tied to letting loose, it’s tied to excitement. I think that’s why it’s so hard.”
Athletes will thrive in CrossFit if they pair hard training with great nutrition. Trying to fuel top performance with a poor diet is a recipe for failure. Once solid nutrition is in place, athletes find more success in the gym.
-Andréa Maria Cecil