Confession: I have made a number of nutritional mistakes in my past. I have overeaten, under eaten, dabbled in intermittent fasting, and stressed myself over what to eat and when to eat it all in an effort to be “on top” of my nutrition for optimal performance. Having re-read everything I just stated, you can bet your butt that none of the aforementioned methods did diddly-squat to help me hit some serious lifts. Instead of owning my workouts like a boss, I became some sort an angry bird who desperately needed to feed!
Looking at my job and my level II kettlebell training made me very aware that food would facilitate my workouts and the demands of my training business. I had to fuel my performance not just to work on my technique as a future Level II instructor, but I had to also fuel my performance for my own clients because . . well . . .I lift heavy things for a living. All of the performance based eating lead me to a really rad forum and manual from the people of Eat To Perform.
The mantra of Eat to Perform is all about a) NOT DIETING b) fueling your workouts and c) letting your particular body change and adapt slowly over time until it sets itself at reasonable pace. I had a moment of clarity once I signed on for a membership in the forum and found myself talking with legit power-lifters, crossfitters, and kettlebell instructors all who came to their same “breaking point”.
A funny thing happened by just spending the last week and a half revamping my own nutrition. I’m managing my stress better, I’m training my clients better and. . .what’s this? I am hitting some seriously scary looking lifts at the box. Like a 20kg bottoms up press.
WHAT KIND OF SORCERY IS THIS?!?!?!
Much of the updated nutritional protocols that I will be releasing for everyone at Primal Fitness Pittsburgh will be using concepts outlined from the amazing people of Eat to Perform. In short, Eat to Perform will have you eating dense sources of carbohydrates throughout the day on training days and decreasing carb loads to a certain degree on non training days. However, this style of carb cycling is something I would not consider “strict” by any means. On training days some people I have watched on the forums are eating 200-300 grams of CARBS and on non training days 100-150grams. That flies in the face of a lot of other blogs I have been reading lately, but the arguments for more starch here seem solid. Honestly, I never even thought doing a bottoms up press that heavy would have happened in my lifetime, and that is just nearly 2 weeks into changing my diet. Imagine what can happen TO YOU when you come on board to eat smart and train hard here at Primal Fitness Pittsburgh! I can guarantee you that the results will speak for themselves.
If you’re tired of dieting and are ready to own some serious strength, get started with us today at Primal Fitness Pittsburgh! I will personally meet with you for a free consultation to review your goals and get you on your way towards some serious strength, endurance and conditioning. Kick start your health today and unleash your inner beast!
Thanks for visiting the blog! Now, go forth and FEAST! Until next time. . .
Master your instincts!