Developing an eating plan is relatively easy. Sticking to that plan and staying on the ball when eating healthy can be near-impossible. It’s easy to eat healthy when all you have in the fridge are lean chicken breasts and pre-cut veggies (and an avocado or two, of course). Much harder to stay committed if you … Read moreHow Do You Stay On The Ball When Eating Healthy?
This is a guest post by James Bee of JB Fitness Systems. James was introduced to me as a coach who’s all about the evidenced based approach to fitness, health, nutrition, competition and living the good life. After working with him on this article, I can honestly say – James knows his stuff and shares … Read more4 Crappy Weight Cutting Strategies of Combat Athletes
What is curcumin.. and how is it different from turmeric? To start things off I feel like it’s important to clear up some common confusion. Curcumin and turmeric are sometimes used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Turmeric is a plant from the ginger family. Curcumin is a plant chemical found primarily in … Read moreCan Curcumin Help You Recover And Relax?
I Thought I’d Heard It All About Creatine… Until I started doing research for this post. That’s when I began stumbling onto article after article reporting that serial killer Elliot Rodger had become “hooked on creatine” and it’s rage inducing side effects. Digging deeper, I learned that the Daily Mail, the Mirror and others had … Read moreAbout Creatine: 7 Myths That Just Won’t Die and 4 Unappreciated Truths
Post workout feeding – can I have my chocolate milk? The meal you eat after working out is the most important meal for any athlete or active individual. There’s a short window (30-45 min) where your body is primed for nutrient re-uptake. This is when the body recovers and grows. If you miss the window, … Read moreWhat Should I Eat After Working Out? – 3 Tips
On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver had a go at medical shills and the supplement industry. And I couldn’t be happier. I’ve always hated over-the-top, miracle cure marketing, so I’m very happy to see John Oliver help expose this sham to a larger audience. I’m even happy about his rant on the supplement industry, because … Read moreWhy Did John Oliver Put Dr. Oz On Blast?
The past weekend, I spent some time with the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Hosted at Rutgers, the ISSN-Rutgers Human Performance Conference was a collaboration of the best minds in sports performance and nutrition. Below are the presentations I was able to catch (missed the first one because we got lost) and my take-aways from … Read moreISSN Human Performance: My Crib Notes
This post will take about 2 min to read and will cover nutrition recommendation for BJJ fighters, one of my favorite pre-workout green smoothie recipes and the benefits of each ingredient. Our BJJ Pre-Workout Smoothie is formulated for the endurance athlete A BJJ practice is grueling and endurance based. Therefore, BJJ fighters nutrient requirements differ … Read moreBJJ Pre-Workout Smoothie
I want to thank the guys at My Competitive Life, especially my good friend Chris Algieri, for putting on the Performance Nutrition Seminar at Competitive Edge Athletics. Presented by one of the top nutrition teams in the world, the Performance Nutrition Seminar covered a broad range of topics, including: Do Diets Work? Macronutrient Distribution Maximizing … Read morePerformance Nutrition Seminar