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4 Post Workout Foods You Should Be Eating

Post Workout Foods and Why 

1. Protein:  Try to incorporate 20-40g of protein 30-60 min post workout. Fast digesting protein (isolate) or a whole food source like chicken, turkey, salmon, shrimp, eggs etc. Some studies have shown that having protein powder post workout is beneficial because it takes away a lot of the digesting process of a whole food. Allowing your tired body to digest quickly can initiate faster recovery.

 

2. Carbs: Your body has used up almost all of its glycogen storage. Don’t just have protein post workout and forget about the carbs. Aim for a min of 30g of carbs 30-60m post workout. You can also use fast digesting carb powder like vitargo or karbolyn. Or you can use whole food sources like sweet potato, rice, quinoa, oats etc.

 

3. Fruit: People make the mistake of dismissing fruit post workout. Your body has just undergone a vigorous amount of stress during your workout. Don’t be afraid to replenish it with antioxidants. Allowing your PH levels to increase also allows your body to absorb protein and utilize carbs more efficiently. Fruit is a great way to spike insulin post workout for protein absorption. Try making a smoothing with strawberries, willd blueberries, bananas etc. 

 

4. Cholesterol: Sounds crazy? Maybe, but there has been many great studies on how cholesterol is anabolic. Meaning it helps with building muscle. Cholesterol has been shown to aid in cell membrane viscosity which may contribute to cell membrane stability. The stability of our membrane allows our muscles to adapt to the stress of our workout more efficiently and intern, recover faster. I’d suggest getting a healthy source of cholesterol like the kind you get from whole eggs, shellfish or sardines. However, the majority of studies published were based on cholesterol from eggs. So try incorporating eggs post workout 3-4x a week and see if your recovery improves!

Most Important Take Away: 

Your body is under high amount of stress post workout, its tired and hungry for nutrients to replenish itself with. Stick to clean protein sources and whole foods. This will ensure your body gets the nutrients its needs and won’t negatively impact your immune system like fast food would. 

 

 

 

My Personal Favourite Combo:

    1. 30min post workout: Shake with protein powder, wild blueberries and coconut water 
    2. 60min to 1.5 post workout: Egg with rice and spinach

Mornings Are The Secret

Mornings, The Secret to Managing Your Schedule.

I am a morning person. I am also constantly on the hunt to maximize/manage my time better. So when I came across the book ‘What Successful People Do in the Morning’ I figured it would be the perfect read.

Turns out, it was a GREAT read. Here is a quick synopsis for you:

Mornings are the key to taking ahold of your schedule. If we use them wisely, we can build habits that allow us to live happier/more productive lives. Read More

Maintaining Bodyfat %

This is a guest post from one of our members – Tallyson Neves.

Tallyson is a competitive powerlifter in the 165, 181, and 198lb weight classes. He recently did a big weight cut, with an effort to lower his bodyfat % while maintaining strength.

Below are some of his best tips or advice/rules for people to follow when talking about weight loss or maintaining your physique. I wholeheartedly agree with his statement of “to achieve what is promoted in the main stream media (having a six pack), will take a great amount of commitment and sacrifice,” (sacrificing the foods you “want” for the ones you “need”, and staying committed to the goal you set for yourself). Read More

TORQUE SUPPLEMENT GUIDE

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This is a continuation of my recent Instagram post – https://www.instagram.com/p/BB-IMxAhp2b/?taken-by=danpetkovsekpl which I initially made, then decided to write a full post about supplements.

Let’s talk supplements for a minute.

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This is not me telling you what to take – it’s just my honest opinion about supplements

since some people have been asking about creatine, amigos, “advanced blends”(whatever the hell that means), and other supps.

Over the past 5-10 years I’ve tried more samples and new products than I can probably count. Read More