Many new CrossFitters see other members drinking shakes before and after class and wonder what the heck is in the bottles? This post will summarize the most popular supplements and discuss why they should or should not be taken. Protein The most popular supplement. Protein powders taken after a workout help to reduce soreness and rebuild the muscle to make it stronger. Protein powder is also quickly absorbed to get into your system fast as opposed to consuming lean meat.
This blog is geared towards those just starting CrossFit, or those that are just jumping into deeper nutrition gains. One of the more common questions we get is “What should I eat before/after my workout?” Lets break it down based on when you workout. 5am or 6am Class Option A: Nothing before. Many prefer to workout on an empty stomach. When you finish your workout, crush a protein shake with 20g protein and have a banana*. Go home, get ready for work, and then have a bi