Blogs about Sports Nutrition

Invest and Believe in Yourself! The Jens are doing it!

Busy life, family, work, schedules etc.!  I hear you!  It is hard taking time and caring for yourself. Eating on the run, no time for workouts and stress rules, at times.   I too have these challenges! It's about taking the small steps to keep you healthy enough to maintain that schedule and to be present for work and your family.  Preventative care, is the key!

10 Tips to Help Speed Up Your Metabolism and Burn Fat...

1. Eat every three hours or so as this will keep your metabolism running in ‘high gear’ for extended periods. If you are unable to eat every 3 hours try incorporating protein shakes into your routine. 

Chocolate peanut butter banana protein shake

This makes a great post-workout meal. Because I have a huge appetite, and have a high activity level, I doubled the serving size.

Why Casein is Important For Lean Muscle Mass

As we age, we lose muscle.  We lose 15% a decade after 50 and 20% a decade after 60.  Body builders have always known the importance of casein for creating lean muscle mass.  Why use casein verses whey?  What is it? It is what mostly makes up milk.  Milk is 80% casein and 20% whey.  

What to eat before and after your workouts

Nutrient Timing: Pre and Post Workout Snacks

Giving the Gift of Health and Fitness

 

Put on Muscle with P90X, P90X2, or P90X3

We know that guys have a thing for large muscles. When many guys are young they dream of fast cars, playing football, and wanting to look like muscle bound superheroes.

Foods to Improve Athletic Performance

Master Every Nutrition Label in 20 Seconds

 Master Nutrition Labels in 20 Seconds (Or Less) Your hunger reaches a fever pitch, as you drive home from another evening workout.It commands your unbending immediate attention. Some combo of the day, your workout and an exhaustive stress leave you ravenous.

Takeaways From the Weekend Clinic

I was fortunate enough to attend the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Florida State Clinic, in Miami, this past weekend.  Lots of information, and really great stuff.Here are a few takeaways worth sharing.You can’t out train poor nutrition.   (This is one of my favorites!)Load progression is important.  Too much weight, too soon, is really bad.Fit the exercise to you, not YOU to the exercise.