Low maintenance cooking that can be done on the cheap, the crock pot is a great tool for athletes. Maximizing potential for athletes requires they learn to prepare meals that are properly fueling their recovery. That means a wide spectrum of nutrients including macros like protein (this has over 20g/serving). This recipe was first featured by our friends over at Root Force Fitness and made on conventional stove top. I modified it slightly to work with a slow cooker, because that fits my lifestyle better and it turned out great. Throw the ingredients in the pot, set it and forget it!
This is the first of a two part blog focused on the benefits of resistance (weight) training. Part 1 will focus on the fat burning properties of resistance training, while part two will cover a range of topics around mobility and disease prevention.
A common misconception among those starting on the journey of a fit and healthy lifestyle is that you only lift weights if you want to be a bodybuilder. Inevitably that leads them straight to the treadmill for hours on end. While this isn’t the worst thing in the world and there is known benefit to the cardiovascular system (heart health, oxygen uptake, etc.) to prolonged, light to moderate exertion on a treadmill, bike or walking, it is not the most efficient use of your exercise time.