Thursday, July 8, 2010

Easy to Follow Nutrition

Here are some basic tips to help you during your training.

Fuel up
Importance of good nutrition
  • Fuels your workouts
  • Prevents illness
  • Reduces chance of injury
  • Manages Weight
Public deception
  • Things may appear healthy but are not
  • Learn to read labels
  • Any benefits from bars, gels, and powders can be obtained from food.
Overtraining vs poor diet
  • Similar symptoms
    • Fatigue
    • Decrease in performance
    • Injuries
    • Prolonged recovery
  • Easy to confuse the two
  • Better nutrition = higher training volume and intensity
 Six essential nutrients
  • Protein
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fat
  • Water
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
Hydration: Fluids...
  • Water is top priority
  • 8 glasses a day no longer applies
  • look at your urine (light yellow to clear)
  • If you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated
  • Drink throughout the day, not just when thirsty
Protein is king
  • Besides water, #1 priority at EVERY meal
  • Does not build muscle itself, but provides amino acids for repair
  • Found in meat, dairy, soy, nuts, grains, and vegetables
A message from Papa bear :)