With the 2022 CrossFit Open fast approaching — the first workout release scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 — the reigning five-time Fittest Woman on Earth® Tia-Clair Toomey is getting back into peak shape. This is not to suggest that she wasn’t already in world-class condition. She did help the Australian Bobled Team secure a spot at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games during what is normally her offseason.
To help her on the quest of sending a two-woman bobsled team and a monobob competitor to the Winter Olympic Games for her home country, Toomey put on 20 pounds. She took to her Youtube channel on Feb. 7, 2022, to share with her 183,000 subscribers how she plans to drop that weight to compete for her sixth consecutive CrossFit Games title. Check it out below:
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The reasoning for the increase in body weight is one of physics. The heavier Toomey’s body weight, the lighter the bobsled she pushed on the ice as a brakewoman alongside pilot Ashleigh Werner would be.
I will be counting my macros.
Tia-Clair Toomey Daily Macros
Toomey will make adjustments as needed to her macros to ensure that her weight drops over the coming weeks, but will start with the following baseline macro breakdown:
- Protein — 130 grams
- Carbs — 250-280 grams
- Fats — 60-70 grams
If Toomey stays on the lower end of the above macro count, then her daily caloric intake will be 2,060. Counting macros is not foreign to the multi-sport strength athlete. Toomey did the same when she was cutting weight as a competitive weightlifter. She represented Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in the 58-kilogram weight class.
With regards to her training, Toomey will add metcons and endurance training back into her routine. Her bobsled training forewent cardio for more strength training, consisting of power cleans, box squats, plyometrics, 60 to 100-meter sprints, and explosiveness training — useful when hundredths of a second are the difference on the ice.
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Now that Toomey is situated back in Nashville, TN, where she is training for the CrossFit season, her nutrition can get back to where it normally is. During her bobsled training and competitions, Toomey traveled all over the world, from South Korea to Lake Placid, NY, to Austria. That left her leaning on foods that were convenient rather than optimally nutritious.
We were always on the road. The ability to have…clean home-cooked meals wasn’t always an option. I indulged in McDonald’s.
Toomey made clear that although she does want to drop weight for the 2022 CrossFit season, she has no intention of “starving [herself]” in any way. She intends to eat consistently, keeping a balance of fat, carbs, and protein to drop the pounds while fueling her body for her training.
Toomey ranked first overall worldwide at the end of the 2021 CrossFit Open. She went on to win the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge en route to her fifth consecutive CrossFit Games title. She followed that up with a third straight win at the 2021 Rogue Invitational. Assuming history repeats itself as it has the past half-decade, 2022 could mark the year that Toomey becomes the all-time winningest individual CrossFit athlete.
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