-Written by KC
Nutrition for CrossFit Kids
Body composition is not changed by exercise alone.
The benefits of exercise for children and teens and the impact of exercise on brain function, specifically learning and academics, continues to grow with ongoing research.
CrossFit Kids is the optimal fitness program addressing ten general physical skills via a variety of functional movements performed at high intensity.However, without changes to food intake (both content and volume), physical progress - although may appear exceptional – will surely be muted relative to your potential.
For the most part, children do not purchase their own food. Adults do. In this way, parents have a great deal of control over what kids and teens eat. You are instrumental in the health of your child to the extent that you do, or do not, intervene with their dietary choices. We highly encourage you and your child to investigate dietary options to support their optimal health. Follow the simple rules below.
Sane Nutrition for Kids/Teens in 150 Words
Written by Jeff Martin of Brand X
Our goal with kids is not to get them on the Zone or any other highly specific diet. Rather, our goal is to get them to think and make good choices about what they eat. Our goal is to teach them very basic concepts. For example, sugar is “bad”; protein is “good” and should be included in every meal; nuts and seeds are “good” fats; pasta, white bread, white rice, and even whole grains are not that good for you; colorful fruits and vegetables are good for you.
Look at your plate, make a fist, eat that much meat every meal. Next, turn your hand over and fill it with nuts and seeds, eat that much good fat. Fill the rest of your plate with fruit and vegetables. Fill your plate this way at every meal; do not eat more.
Information Courtesy of CrossFit Kids Inc.
To find out more about our CrossFit Kids program click HERE! CrossFit Kids is a great activity for kids for summer!
Kids Workout of the Day
Jump Rope Tabatas
AMRAP 7 Min. or till tired of:
10 Box Jumps & write down a Protein
10 Push Ups & write down a Vegetable
10 Sit Ups & write down a good Fat
10 Squats & write down a Fruit
You must complete the movement then write your name and an example of the proper healthy food on the white board in order to advance to the next station. Score is as many stations completed as possible in 7 min. or till tired.
Scores posted below.
Adult Workout of the Day
*3 separate workouts perform continuously with no rest between wods. A->B->C
150 Jump Rope Double Unders
Recover 3 minutes
Recover 3 minutes
25 Bar Pull Ups
20 Back Squats @ 75% of 1RM unbroken
Three rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters
Rest 2 minutes
Perform the first 2 rounds at a steady pace, try to get a negative split the last round.