Evidence-Based Nutrition Advice for Strength Athletes
Getting you stronger faster
Rarely are there quick fixes to getting stronger faster, EXCEPT when you don’t have all of these dialed in.
When we start implementing change around these 4 things with our athletes, AMAZING things begin to happen.
1. Get 7-9 hours of sleep every night
If this is hard for you, take a look at your sleep hygiene:
2. Prioritize your pre and post-training meals
There's been some debate in the nutrition world about whether or not nutrient timing matters. I think those debates are missing one key element: just because something is "okay" doesn't mean it's optimal for increasing performance. Another issue that is missed in the literature is the timeframe referred to as the pre-training meal time. But that's a topic for another discussion.
3. Eat enough food
One of the biggest mistakes lifters have been making when they get to us is chronic undereating, and most of the time it's completely unintentional.
4. Manage your stress
Training is a stressor on our body. So is mental stress. Our body can't distinguish the difference. The greater the stress (physical or mental) the more your body has to overcome to recover properly. It is very common for us to see a slight decline in recovery and performance metrics when athletes are under more work or life stress.
By developing a daily stress management routine, you can mitigate a lot of the effects stress can have on your body and gym performance. These are some of our favorite techniques:
Give these a try for a month and watch your strength, energy, and recovery EXPLODE!!!
We utilize all of these methods, and more, within our nutrition coaching programs. You can fill out an application to see if we're a good fit for your goals!
Using the most current nutrition research and years of experience as athletes ourselves, FFN coaches will give you the tools you need to succeed and never feel held back by your nutrition or recovery again.
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