Wednesday, September 11, 2013

What I Packed For My First CrossFit Competition

i have been meaning to share with you guys what i brought to my first crossfit competition for quite some time now, but finally got my act together!  while i'm not a crossfit expert in any way or form, i thought it would be fun to share what worked for me. and hopefully at least a few people who come across this post will find it helpful!


this is what i packed for day 2 of the comp - it differs from what i brought day 1 just a little bit, but i felt more prepared on day 2.

Food 



  • 2 packets of Vega one nutritional shake
  • 2 kit's organic clif bars
  • 2 chia bars
  • 1 packet clif shot blocks (which i forgot to bring on day 1) 
  • 2 packets crystal lite energy (each packet has 120mg caffeine which was much needed. i took one packet before each WOD.)
  • 2 baggies of almonds (unpictured)
both days i should have brought a bit more food with me than i did, but i didn't feel like lugging around a big cooler (if i had brought a cooler, #1 thing i would've packed would have been fresh fruit!). luckily i remembered to bring cash and was able to buy chicken + veggies while i was there. 

Drinks

  • a huge water jug - this is a MUST if your comp is outside/hot! i had ice cold water the entire day and was easily able to keep hydrated. 
  • my blender bottle to blend protein shakes & crystal lite
  • pineapple coconut water x2
  • FitAid (they were passing them out on both days of the comp, so i saved one from day 1 to bring for day 2)
  • almond milk to make protein shakes
Equipment

  • The Stick
  • gloves (fingerless were all i had, if i had ones with fingers i would've brought those)
  • myofascial release ball 
  • athletic tape (to tape hands) and scissors
  • my Strength Wraps
  • my jump rope (most likely, they won't be provided!) 
Clothes


what I wore:
  • lululemon speed short
  • nike sports bra
  • my box's tank
  • reebok crossfit nanos
what I brought as spares:
  • extra pair of lulu speed shorts
  • lululemon capris
  • 2 extra tanks
  • extra sports bras/underwear <-- lifesaver!
  • 3 pairs extra socks
Other Stuff:

  • facial towlettes
  • deodorant 
  • hand sanitizer
  • sport sunscreen
  • chapstick
  • advil
  • bobby pins + hair ties
  • junk headbands
and... my cat. 


totally kidding. she obviously wanted to come with all of my food though! hah. 

have you ever done a crossfit comp before? what did you bring?
favorite protein powder?

3 comments:

  1. this post was extremely helpful! Thank you!
    What do you mix your Vega one with? and do you mix it in your blender bottle?

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    1. i usually mix it with almond milk in my blender bottle! i've also had it with water and mixed without the blender ball but it's not quite as good.

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  2. Wow, it takes a lot of preparation for CrossFit from what I see here! From the food all the way to the clothes, it seems like you're packing for an overnight trip or something :P

    Your kitty is adorable! My cat does the same thing, haha :P

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