CrossFit Elite - Jacqueline Dahlstrom
Jacqueline is an elite CrossFit athlete who competes in National and European CrossFit competitions and aims to compete in 2018 CrossFit Games, which is the pinnacle of any CrossFit athlete.
How did you get involved in CrossFit?
I used to be into fitness, however after I stopped training I needed something in my life so joined a local CrossFit gym. I never wanted to be competitive in CrossFit, but the competition bug got me again!
Do you have an athlete role model who inspired you?
There is not one particular athlete that inspired me. I am actually quite inspired by the master’s athletes (35+) and their ability to work full time and maintain such high fitness levels.
What advice would you give to someone considering taking up CrossFit?
Make sure you take time to develop the basics, there is no big rush. Enjoy the journey.
Best CrossFit achievement so far?
In terms of competition finishes I placed 8th in Europe in 2017
Aspirations in CrossFit for 2018 and beyond?
In terms of competitions a big goal is to make it to The CrossFit Games.
What are your top three sport nutrition tips?
Make sure you keep it clean and consistent; Enjoy your food; Use supplements that are backed by empirical evidence, such as Beet It Sport
What are your top three training tips?
Enjoy developing the basics; Consistency is key; You have to push to get what you want.
Can you give us an insight into your pre-race routine?
I like to make sure I get a lot of food, especially carbs, in the day before and breakfast as I can struggle to eat during the competition day. I also make sure I get a good night sleep the day before and minimise stress factors.
How did you hear about Beet It Sport?
With my boyfriend and Coach, we had used beetroot juice for a while, but wanted a concentrated version that was all natural.
Why do you use Beet It Sport and how has it helped you?
I like to use supplements that are supported by evidence. We tend to start supplementing with Beet It Sport Nitrate 400 four days out of competition then again three hours before the first event.