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 athletic performances. Proper nutrition is essential for optimizing performance. But how can that happen with so much time on the road?
This video is the sixth 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, Pat is at the Fort Riley Army base in Kansas for a CrossFit Level 1 cert. He goes out to eat on base at the PX with fellow HQ staff Joe Degain, Lisa Ray, and Jon Gilson, as well as two participants. Each one of them makes a slightly different choice, some more conducive to elite performance than others.
The video was shot on April 21st, 2009, two days after Lisa qualified for the 2009 CrossFit Games and 4 days before Pat qualified. These are serious athletes competing successfully with their region’s fittest.
The point of this series, unlike many of the other nutrition videos in the Journal, is not to address the theoretical tenets of diet, but rather to look at the real world habits of athletes and trainers performing at the top of their game while maintaining significant work and travel schedules.