Eat More, Train Less: Jenn Ryan’s Advice for Masters Athletes

August 5, 2020 by
Photo credit: Wendy Nielsen, (instagram.com/wendynielsenphoto)

Jenn Ryan has a message for masters athletes, especially women: stop overtraining and undereating and learn to work with your body, not against it.

Ryan, 40, is a three-time CrossFit Games athlete. She competed on the CrossFit Invictus team in 2017 and 2018 and took eighth at the Games in 2019 in the women’s 35 to 39 division. In 2020 Ryan won the online qualifier for women aged 40 to 44.

She knows a lot about what it takes to get better as you age.

Ryan started doing CrossFit in 2009 but didn’t become a competitive force until her late 30s, a feat made even more impressive by the fact that the field has gotten substantially more crowded and competitive over the last 11 years.

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