In this episode, I called up Noah Ohlsen to chat about his recent CrossFit Atlantic Regionals Victory and hear more about how he trains for competitions, his nutrition schedule and tracking, and his recovery process. We try to distill his favorite methods into something the everyday athlete can do in their own life.
- There's always doubt that can arise when trying to be the best.
- When preparing for a big event, butterflies are natural. They occur before the event for Noah, but once he's there - it's game time and he's ready to go.
- Noah's sleep routine includes using special glasses from Felix Gray that block blue light from devices (phones, TV's, etc) and help your circadian rhythm.
- When tracking food, Noah uses the MyFitnessPal app to record his macros. He realizes that recording and tracking every single thing you eat and do can make you go crazy (especially for the non-athlete) so he tries to not put too much pressure on it.
- Noah's capacity for work (aerobic capacity, etc) has greatly improved since he started training. His "Grace" time was around 5 minutes when he started CrossFit. It's now just over 1 minute! For reference: Grace is a workout for time where the athlete performs 30 Clean and Jerks.
- Noah has over 25K YouTube subscribers. After receiving a tip from a friend who is a pro "YouTuber" he decided to start a channel and promote his Videos.
- The "Happy But Hungry" slogan came from his coach, who said Noah always had a sh*t eating grin. Noah said, "Sure, I'm happy. But that doesn't mean I'm satisfied. I'm still hungry for more." From there the slogan was born.
Noah's favorite recovery techniques include: