Thursday, May 21

Nutrition is the foundation of everything. Especially health and athletic performance, which is what we spend most of our time talking about. However, nutrition is possibly the most confusing part of the health and fitness puzzle. It can be overwhelming to try to figure out what, how much, and when to eat. Also, there are a lot of conflicting reports out there. Some people would have you believe an all plant diet is the way to go while the next person says eating as few carbohydrates as possible is the best answer. So what to do? Basically, you have to pick a path and stick with it. If you try a particular eating style for a while and don't get the results you want, it's time to change. If you are getting the results you want and you feel good, keep doing it.

One topic we talk a lot about with our athletes is post-workout nutrition. What to eat right after the workout to get the most out of it. Luckily, the guys at Barbell Shrugged have provided an episode covering just this topic. It's long, but if you can make it though there is a lot of good info.

Just remember, not all of this info may apply to you. Nutrition is very individual and depends a lot on activity levels and how your body responds to certain things. I experiment on myself all of the time with different diets and learn what makes me feel good and what doesn't. As you watch the video below, please notice what type of athlete they are talking about when recommending a particular diet. Then decide if you fit in that category.

As always, please let us know if you have questions!

Workout for Thursday, May 21 10 min AMRAP: 21 Box Jumps (24/20) 15 T2B 9 Bar Hop Burpees Rest 5 min 10 min AMRAP: 15 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (65/45) 12 Sit Ups 9 Burpees to Target (must be out of reach on tippy toes) Rest 5 min 10 min AMRAP: 12 Calorie Row 9 V-Ups 6 Burpees