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POD CAST - Performance for CrossFit Nutrition with Robbie Burke for OPEX Fitness

I recently got to chat with Robbie Burke in a podcast about everything we could think of to do with CrossFit and nutrition.


0:00 – 2:23 – Robbie Intro’s the show and asks me to introduce myself and my background

2:24 – 3:07 – Robbie asks Amie who have been the biggest influence on her professionally

3:08 – 5:50 – Robbie asks Amie – what are the good and not so good things that she currently sees within the nutrition profession, and for the not so good things, what solutions would she offer to counteract them? 5:51 – 7:28 – Robbie asks Amie – What are the key fundamentals when it comes to fuelling performance for Crossfit athletes

7:29 – 9:49 – Robbie asks Amie – how does she calculate an athlete’s caloric needs

9:50 – 20:44 – Robbie asks Amie – how does she set up macronutrient requirements, food type recommendations, and nutrient timing

20:45 – 26:39 – Robbie asks Amie about how she prescribes different nutritional strategies for difference types of training sessions and mixed modal pieces 26:40 – 28:02 – Robbie asks Amie did she have to make any major adjustments to Brent Fikowski’s nutrition when the Crossfit games switched from California to Wisconsin? 28:03 – 31:03 – Robbie asks Amie how her nutritional strategies differ between elite performers vs general population? 31:04 – 35:05 – Robbie asks Amie does she set macronutrients requirements based off bodyweight?

35:06 – 37:37 – Robbie asks Amie if she utilizes a high/low strategy within some nutritional periodization schemes? 37:38 – 39:23 – Robbie ask Amie about her experience at the 2018 Crossfit games 39:24 – 55:46 – Robbie asks Amie what are the biggest lessons she has learned so far in his life? 55:47 – 57:48 – Robbie asks Amie for her top resources 57:49 – 1:01:13 – Robbie asks Amie – how does she learn? 1:01:14 – 1:03:27 – Robbie asks Amie for her top and current book recommendations 1:03:28 – 1:04:30 – Robbie asks Amie if she only had 1 year left on planet earth – how would she spend that year and why? 1:04:31 – 1:08:27 -Robbie asks Amie – if she could invite 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would he invite and why? 1:08:28 – 1:09:43 – Robbie asks Amie – is there one thing or ritual that she does every day that is important to her day?

1:09:44 – 1:10:51 – Robbie wraps up the show!

If you have any questions about the podcast or nutrition for CrossFit, email me at

This podcast was originally posted on the OPEX FITNESS PodCast.

OPEX Fitness was founded by James Fitzgerald. James won the CrossFit Games in 2007, and has been a top fitness coach for more than 20 years. He has worked with olympians, corporate leaders, moms, dads, and everybody in between.

James’ mission is to bring honor to the fitness coaching industry. This passion lead James to create OPEX into a global leader in fitness coaching education -CCP , coaching fitness athletes -remote coaching, and Individual Design fitness gyms - OPEX Gyms.

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