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Invictus Performance Nutrition Presentation
Written by CJ Martin

The 2015 CrossFit Games season is just around the corner. Are you eating for optimal performance?

If your goals for 2015 include performing well in the sport of CrossFit, now is a good time to assess your nutrition habits and dial in changes before the first of the year. But what do good habits look like when you’re fueling for performance? It depends.

As with any goal, we cannot lay out a road map to success without knowing where you are starting from. So, let’s create the road map! Eating for performance is quite a bit more nuanced than eating for weight loss or maintenance. I would like to start a discussion within our group of competitive athletes as to what proper performance nutrition should look like, and would love for as many of you as possible to attend.

What: Invictus Performance Nutrition Presentation

When: Thursday, December 18th at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Invictus Point Loma

Who: Open to all Invictus Members

If you plan to attend this meeting, please comment on this blog and Jaimie will write your name down.

We hope to see you there!

Published on Friday, December 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

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