• CrossFit Open 15.4 Nutrition Strategy

    CrossFit Open 15.4 Nutrition Strategy | stupideasypaleo.com

    If you’re participating in the Open, I’ve written a CrossFit Open 15.4 nutrition strategy for you!

    So far, the workouts have been pretty true to CrossFit’s roots, and 15.4 is no different: an AMRAP ascending ladder of handstand push-ups and cleans.

    Eating well in the days, weeks and months leading up to the Open is the biggest way to set up a strong foundation for your best performance, but there are certainly some things to think about for 15.4.

    If you’re doing The Open, the workout for the fourth week is:


    8-minute AMRAP:

    3 handstand push-ups
    3 cleans
    6 handstand push-ups
    3 cleans
    9 handstand push-ups
    3 cleans
    12 handstand push-ups
    6 cleans
    15 handstand push-ups
    6 cleans
    18 handstand push-ups
    6 cleans
    21 handstand push-ups
    9 cleans
    Etc., following same pattern

    M 185 lb.  F 125 lb.

    The lynch-pin is going to be the handstand push-ups for most people. The reps quickly escalate and if you’re not careful to stay just under your limit, it’s easy to fatigue to the point of failure. In such a short workout it’ll be hard to recover if you burn your shoulders and arms out.

    I competed in The Open three times and went to Regionals in 2013, so I know exactly how this one is going to feel. It’s going to fly by!

    Click here for full detailed nutrition strategy for the CrossFit Open 15.4

    If you need some inspiration for meals, check out my award-winning, newly released The Performance Paleo Cookbook or read up on the science behind it in my best-selling ebook The Paleo Athlete!

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    Steph Gaudreau is a certified holistic nutrition practitioner, weightlifting and mindset coach, and the author of the best-selling Performance Paleo Cookbook. Her recipes and expert advice have been featured in SELF, Outside Magazine, Elle, and Greatist. Steph loves barbells, cats, and anything Lord of the Rings. She lives in San Diego, CA.

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