Everyone knows that what you eat before and after your workout will affect your recovery, but many people overlook the workout itself. If you're like me, your workouts can be over two hours long and leave you tired and drained. Now if you only workout for 30-45 minutes, there isn't much need for intra-workout nutrition, … Continue reading Intra-Workout Nutrition
Now to start this off, the chances that you are having too much caffeine through something like coffee is highly unlikely. The possible overuse of caffeine is going to come largely from powdered energy supplements, mainly straight caffeine powder. Although there are some side effects of caffeine that will affect nearly everybody, the likelihood of … Continue reading How Much Caffeine is Too Much?
Everyone knows by now that sleep is an integral part for everyone from high-level athletes to the average joe going to and from work. Obviously, 6-9 hours of sleep is going to be optimal for most people, although there is a margin where people might need more or less. There is little doubt about whether … Continue reading Three Ways to a Better Night’s Sleep
Macro breakdowns are something that many people talk about but nearly no one has any idea what they mean. There is a lot of confusion over what the best macro breakdown is to lose weight, and although people like to argue over what percentage of each is going to elicit maximum weight loss, there is … Continue reading How to Adjust Macros for Weight Loss
If you've never meal prepped before then make sure that you have at least a little bit of skill in the kitchen. If you can't cook one meal then you probably shouldn't attempt to cook 24 of them. Start with the basics like cooking chicken breast, rice, and how to cook ground meat. Once you … Continue reading Meal Prep Tips
There are many pre-workouts on the market containing a wide variety of ingredients. Many are hyped up and do nothing, while some are very effective and backed by scientific research. In this article, I will go over some of the most tried and true supplements to enhance your workouts. 1. Caffeine Caffeine is the obvious … Continue reading Most Effective Pre-Workout Supplements
Everyone loves chocolate and peanut butter together, unless you're allergic, which means that sucks for you. I commonly do a chocolate peanut butter oatmeal mash before I go to bed. It provides protein throughout the night, slow digesting fats and oats so I don't wake up hungry, and is a great nighttime snack. The recipe is … Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal
What you need: Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Egg Whites That's it Directions Simply make the same recipe on the side of the box, but instead of water use egg whites. You may want to add a bit more egg whites than you would water, just to make sure that you get a thinner pancake. However, … Continue reading Quick and Easy Protein Pancake Recipe
In recent years the idea of eating or drinking carbs during a workout, particularly high in sugar, has come on as offering possible performance benefits. Athletes eat candy like Sour Patch Kids and gummy worms, and drink dextrose with protein or just plain old Gatorade. This isn't just endurance athletes, but also spills over into … Continue reading Should You Have Carbs Intra-Workout?
Sometimes it's not easy to have a fully prepped and ready to go meal on hand, or maybe you forgot your food at home that day. It always helps to keep a protein or energy bar on hand for a quick snack. There are a ton of protein and energy bars on the market, but … Continue reading Top 3 Protein and Energy Bars