Iron Sharpens Iron

Tuesday, 1-22-13

An excerpt from Food For Thought- The CrossFit Journal

“There are so many different analogies that can be used to explain the importance of nutrition in terms of performance: fuel for a car; soil, water, or sunlight for a plant; or memory for a computer. But it remains that seeing a pyramid with nutrition as its base—with metabolic conditioning, gymnastics, weightlifting, and sport all stacked on top of it—makes it even clearer. Even more impressive is how much it makes sense after you’ve experienced it.

After participating in CrossFit for an extended period of time, my progress in terms of performance reached a plateau. It wasn’t until I made adjustments to my nutrition that progress resumed. What happened next is a repeat of what thousands of athletes and average individuals have already experienced: I looked better, I felt better, I had more energy, and my performance improved. I’m sure you’re not surprised, and I am aware that you knew this is where this story was going.”

“…We all understand that nutrition lies underneath performance in all the movement modalities and sport itself, but the problem is it remains secondary to people when they begin CrossFit, or any form of athletics for that matter. I understand that nutrition is a sensitive subject, and I understand that it can be controversial, but it should still become one of the entry points for those beginning to train and compete as athletes. ”


We’d love YOUR help in building our ISI community! Get to know the other athletes that are in your box. Especially the ones you sweat side-by-side with in your class, but also fellow ISI-ers that attend other classes! 
We’d LOVE to see more comments on the site, more interaction…have a great time you want to pat yourself on the back for? BRAG AWAY! Want to extend a friendly challenge to another athlete on a specific WOD? CHALLENGE AWAY! Most importantly, take advantage of the COMMUNITY that makes CrossFit what it is..different from “attending a gym”.
So, that said, let’s see who even read this far on the site….if you do any/all of the following, you’ll get $2 off your next month’s membership for EACH!:
-Share this post on your Facebook page
-Share/Chat in the Chat box on the left column of this website
-Comment/Post anything (useful…tips, youtube video, article, testimonies…) on CFISI Facebook page
-Comment on this blog post
-Post a paleo-friendly recipe (type it out, take a picture, or post a link) to the CFISI Facebook page
TOTAL Available: $10 off February membership 
EMAIL and let me know that you did one, two, or all of the above!
We’ll be doing challenges and contests like this occasionally from now on, so make sure you are checking CFISI website and facebook daily! Let’s build our community!!