Watch this video and nutrition tip for endurance athletes
Take 2 minutes to watch this clip and remember that this is the Greatest Country in the world and The Freedom we have should never be under estimated. I had the privilege to watch this gentleman in action this past weekend while at the Advocare Success School in Dallas.
Take a moment and appreciate the little things in life. This morning (and every morning) I leave my house and witness the beautiful skyline and water view as I leave my house. Seattle really is a beautiful place and I appreciate the what I get to see every morning(even when its raining)
As some of you know, I’ve recently endorsed a nutrition company called Advocare. I’ve been approached by tons of supplements companies for many years and have always been skeptical. But, this particular company had my attention. One of the main reasons why is because of the doctors who make the products. I do a lot of reading and have my ACSM degree and some of the doctors I know and trust are makers of this product.
This past weekend I was at Advocare Success School and spent 3 full days learning about all of the products and I even got to speak to the doctors one-on-one (I waited in line for 2 hours). As I said, I’m very skeptical of may supplements, but Advocare seemed very honest and a company with integrity.
I was blown away by what I heard and learned at success school. Two tips that I want to share with you today have to do with fueling our bodies to perform and recovery as best it can especially for endurance athletes such as long distance runners.
The two BIG lessons I learned:
1) Runners and endurance athletes need to train their body to use fat at fuel. An ideal pre-run snack is a handful of nuts and berries. Most do not realize on the major sources of energy during exercise is fat (not just carbohydrate). One of the major advantages of fat as fuel is that it yields over twice as much energy as carbohydrate (9 kcal v 4 kcal) and that the body potentially has an abundant supply of it. This is not to say should go out and eat french fries. Keep it healthy fats. Avocados, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Fish, Nut Butters, and Nuts are preferred sources.
2) Post workout meal is the single most important factor in recovery and saving muscle tissue. After a run of 30-minutes or longer or after a bootcamp/strength training session there is an important 30-minute window where you need to take in nutrition. This nutrition should be a combination of carbs and protein.
Lastly, I’ve been on Advocare products for almost 6 weeks and absolutely love them. I notice and feel a difference in my energy and in my performance while training. IF there is one single product I recommend it’s the O2 gold. You can read more about it here (and even order it if you want). O2 Gold