Pre-workout Nutrition and Energy/Performance Problems
I've been doing CrossFit for 8 months (give or take), and have tried to change my diet to meet the demands of the WODs. I've always had issues with pre-workout nutrition (i.e. even when I was just doing body building-style lifting), but it's really getting to be a problem at times.
I feel that I have to eat IMMEDIATELY before a workout, otherwise I feel drained, hungry, and I can't perform well at all. If I eat too much before, I'm sluggish and feel like puking due to the fullness. I almost killed myself today when I lost control of a barbell and almost dropped it on my head whilst doing thrusters. This is what I ate this morning:
- Greek Yogurt
- Spinach, onion, tomato, and tuna salad about 30minutes before the WOD
Normally I'll have a handful of roasted nuts while I'm walking to the gym, but today I was full enough that I didn't feel the need.
What am I doing wrong here?