Pat Sherwood is one of CrossFit HQ’s top trainers. He is on the road most weekends at the various CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 certification seminars. He is also a great athlete who is cranking out some very impressive WOD performances. Proper nutrition is essential for optimizing performance. But how can that happen with so much time on the road?
This video is the second in a series in which we get up close and personal with Pat and his eating. He brings his camera to the meal and we see exactly what happens.
In this episode, New Jersey Marriott Breakfast, Pat is in the throes of a post cheat meal hangover (even though he doesn’t drink!). His breakfast is typical for on the road: fatty meats, eggs, and peanut butter. This is hardly the 40-30-30 ration prescribed by the Zone, but Pat considers himself on an overall modified Zone diet.
The playful tone of the series lightens a serious issue. How can we fuel ourselves in the real world for optimal performance, balancing the demands of work, friends, and life? Pat’s solutions may or may not work for everyone, but these videos are one real example of how a serious athlete and trainer eats.