Whether you’re a CrossFitter, soccer player, gymnast or American ninja warrior, fueling your performance will be a huge part of your ultimate success when your day of competition comes around. Many non-competitive athletes assume that the key difference between themselves and competitors is that competitive athletes train many more hours than them and that’s what sets them apart. Whilst it might be true that plenty more hours are spent practicing, training, honing their athletic skills and improving strength, the biggest differentiator is that competitive athletes include nutrition as a part of their training regimen.
No one – and I mean NO ONE – leaves their house anymore without their phone. As business owners we knew pretty early on that we needed to get with the times and make our nutrition coaching portable prontissimo! So we’re ecstatic to finally be bringing nutrition coaching within your convenient reach on our completely mobile-friendly online coaching platform. What’s that you say? Tell you more? Gladly!
I’m sure most of us have experienced the soreness that comes after a good workout. For some of us, getting out of bed after a heavy squat day or having performed “Karen”, can be quite a challenge. But what causes this DOMS – delayed onset muscle soreness – after a workout?
The ketogenic diet has been one of the most popular fad diets in recent years. I’m sure you’ve heard many people rave about its weight loss capabilities and positive health benefits. However, it’s just like any other diet. It works well for some people, and not so much for others.
I’m sure most of us have heard the terms “healthy fats” and “bad fats”. After all, they are mentioned pretty often in the fitness industry. But what exactly do these terms mean? Are there really good fats and bad fats? And if so, what are they and how do we avoid them?!
Just because you’re on the road or have to grab a bite to eat when you’re having a busy day, that doesn’t give you an excuse to go off track. If you checked out our previous post about what nutritionists really eat for brunch, you’ll know that you can still enjoy eating out and track your macros. What’s more, is that you can still get results too! To give you some ideas on where to go to make your flexible eating lifestyle easier, here’s some of our coaches favorite go-to places and orders for maximum satisfaction and accuracy!
Losing weight can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you aren’t sure how many calories you should be eating. Believe it or not, many of us make the mistake of eating too little, sometimes barely enough to support our BMR, which can stall weight loss altogether. So how exactly do you find that calorie sweet spot?
When it comes to slimming down, which one matters more — diet or exercise? There’s no doubt that they’re both vitally important to good health, but do they carry equal significance when it comes to losing weight?
Anyone who wants the full results of their training, should understand and accept that nutrition is the foundation for everything you do in the name of athletic growth & development. CrossFit’s hierarchy of development supports the idea that nutrition is the building block from which we must build on top of, if we are to succeed in our chosen sport.
You probably already know that protein is one of the three macronutrients that we find in the foods we eat. Carbohydrates and fat are the other two. Protein is typically thought of as the ‘muscle builder’, and of the three macronutrients, protein requires the most amount of energy to digest. So, if we’re looking to get stronger and burn more calories, more protein must be better, right? Well, maybe up to a certain point. But too much of any macronutrient can certainly throw our bodies out of whack and cause us to hold on to excess body fat. So what exactly is the optimal protein intake for our bodies when we want to look and feel our best?