Continued from 30 Day Transformation: The Time Is Now! Part 2
Continued from Part 1
Athletes who lift weights build muscle best if they ingest a 20g serving of protein every three hours throughout their day. Splitting up the protein intake this way works better than taking it every six hours or every hour and a half. Believe it or not, the obviously health conscious researchers at Nestle brought us this study.
Spirulina is a bule-green algae that has been named the new trendy superfood. This is not surprising as it seems like those pop up every week. But this stuff could be the real deal. See my Spirulina 101 article for more. In this article, however, I will address it’s rumored muscle building effect based on a Sao Paulo State University study in Brazil. Lets get one thing straight, this stuff smells like…..well…..dirty….well….I don’t want to offend any women in the audience. Let’s just say, it smells like shit.
If you have ever done a WOD in a CrossFit box somewhere you walked out of there sore. The next day, you we’re even sorer. Usually in 15 or less minutes, one thing is for sure, CrossFit leaves its smiling, sweating victims sore and fatigued. Has your WOD programming left you feeling beat up and unable to recover as fast you would like? Successful recovery gives you time for harder, more frequent training, and increased performance. Who doesn’t want that? We all do.
CrossFit is sweeping the planet and let me add my voice of affirmation (to the dismay of many of my peers) that I think it’s one of the best things to happen to the fitness industry in a long, long time. CrossFit is the real deal when it comes to the sport of fitness and helping Joe Six-Pack and Soccer Moms all over the place discover what is really possible in/with their bodies and sometimes even more importantly the tremendous bounds of “strength” their minds are capable of.