Nutrition step one for pretty much everyone that walks through the door
at CFSS revolves around improving food quality. Stop eating so much
sugar, reduce grain consumption, eat more animal protein, avoid
processed foods, and eat MORE of these high quality foods to fuel
What to do once you’ve got that down? Now we can really start to look at
utilizing food to improve performance in the gym and recovery between
training sessions. If you are training hard and often, I recommend
getting in a high protein / high carbohydrate meal almost immediately
after training. Gauge the size of the meal with the size of the workout
you just performed; also keep in mind your potential activity level
tomorrow as well. If you plan on hitting a long run or demanding
workout, fill up on some starchy carbs in advance of that workout.
Think of you post training meal as accelerated recovery and a great
place to put the bulk of your carbohydrate intake for the day. Try being
more proactive in your post-workout nutrition for a weeks and evaluate
whether or not you notice a difference in your output and recovery.