Recovery is a critical aspect of strength training. If you don’t recover from your training, you don’t adapt, and you don’t get stronger.
And at the heart of recovery is nutrition. You need to eat enough calories, and you need to eat the right things.
If you are serious about your training, it is probably a good idea for you to track and measure what you eat.
But tracking and measuring is not useful if you don’t know what your goals are.
To that end, we’ve put together a macro calculator for you.
If you had some butchery knowledge you could try boning out chicken yourself, but let’s save money and make use of the good qualities of bone-in instead.
So you’re doing your macros and thinking about how to get enough protein without overloading on calories. But be honest – you might also be thinking “How the hell do I make food taste good without fat and sugar?”
Nutrition is one of the most vexing challenges facing trainees who are new to barbell training.
People who take up lifting typically have some sense that they have to eat a lot of food to support their training, but often don’t have a frame of reference for what “a lot of food” actually is. It is common for new lifters to think they are eating enough while actually be consuming an inadequate amount of calories, protein, or both.
The most surefire way to tackle this problem is to measure and track your food intake. While this may at first seem like a lot of work, it is actually a simpler and less labor intensive process than many people may at first think. The purpose of this blog post is to give lifters a simple and straightforward way to approach the problem in order to get the most out of their training.
A quick and easy guide for lifters on how to optimally use BCAA’s to maximize muscle protein synthesis. Get the most out of your training sessions by following the BCAA guidelines in this post.
As a lifter, eating is a critical part of your training. Progressing as a lifter is all about the stress – recovery – adaptation cycle. And recovery is almost entirely dependent on two factors: eating and sleeping. Assuming sleep is not an issue, it may not be much of an exaggeration to say that eating is about half your training.
Some new lifters, especially those starting out underweight, may find eating enough to be even more challenging than the act of lifting, at least at the beginning. This blog post will attempt to lay out some strategies to help new lifters in this category to successfully meet their nutritional requirements so that they can continue to add weight to the bar and become stronger.