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!
What ZONE Do You Train In?!
One of my goals in writing these blog posts (and what got me started as a strength coach) is to help educate people on how to best take care of their bodies and maximize what they are capable of. It is important to me that my clients, athlete or general population, not only work hard and see results, but maybe more so that they learn more about their bodies and what makes it tick. The end result is hopefully someone who is self-motivated and educated to the point where I become the map rather than the driver. With that being said Part 1 of Why Resistance Train was sort of fluffy. It focused narrowly on the effect of resistance training on weight loss through increased metabolism and calorie output. Do not get me wrong on this, weight management is paramount to being healthy however part 2 is going to be a little heavier, as I want to delve into the many other reasons that everyone should consider resistance training. It’s about quality of life.
Readiness: Avoiding Overtraining
Our ability to perform optimally and adapt optimally to a given training session varies day to day. Stress, sleep, nutrition, and recovery modalities all interact to determine our “readiness to train”.