Saturday, November 20, 2010
Here at Strong 101 Gym, we train ATHLETES! A major component to an athletes success is their diet. Everything that is consumed is part of your diet...so this means anything besides your typical food or drink is a SUPPLEMENT!
We are asked by clients and non-clients, do you recommend supplements? Yes and no.
You see most "youth athletes" don't eat enough good calories. They just eat when they get around to it, and they will eat anything from fast food to frozen anything. We train our clients to eat healthy snacks and meals that will fuel their bodies for optimal strength and weight gains.
Even our major league ball players are always tweaking their diets in and out of season. Everything that is put in your mouth will dictate how you are going to feel, play and recover in your sport. Read that again! Everything!!!
So wether it is a slice of pizza or a turkey sandwich, the outcome of your performance will be decided by what you consume.
So, with all that being said here is what we recommend for a majority of our athletes... Lots of WATER, a Protein shake immediately after every weight training session, eat lots of lean white meats (Turkey, Chicken (free range)and Fish (wild)), take a multi-vitamin especially if you're not eating your greens, a greens supplement again if you're not eating greens consistently, Fruits in the a.m., consume EGGs as if they are going out of style (free range preferrably) and depending on their weight goals eat frequently but small meals.
This formula has worked well for our clients, if you are a member of our gym you can receive a recommended grocery list. Just ask Mike or Manny for the shopping list.
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Here is a video of one of the Owners of G.I. Nutrition...enjoy!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
This week has been a roller coaster...literally and figuritively!
The ups and downs in life seem to be hitting a lot of people right now, and I am no exception. We live in some amazing times. At any point in our day, we can make a decision on how we are going to handle our situation. I have narrowed my decisions down to three outcomes.
1) Say, what the hell and keep going forward.
2) Be sad / mad and let it get me down.
3) Let the situation dictate my well being.
I have felt all the above this week, and all of them this year.
How can we move forward if we can't let go of the past? I don't think we can? It sure is a lot harder to let things go, but it is a must if we care about our future.
I will leave you with these few wise words from some amazing people. Feel free to add to the list.
"Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail." - Charles F. Kettering
"Nothing is an obstacle unless you say it is." - Wally Amos
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." ~William James
"Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think." - Dale Carnegie
"Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out." - James. B. Conant
"Opportunities multiply as they are seized." - Sun Tzu
"If you're going through Hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill
"We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey." - Kenji Miyazawa
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." - Mark Twain
"No pressure, no diamonds." - Mary Case
Monday, November 1, 2010
Sometimes I sit back and reflect on how blessed I am to be where I am at this very moment!
I could hate my job. I could dread what I do. I could be a lot worse off...
But life is amazing!!! I get to train Athletes and watch how they progress into Beasts on the field of play. Some kids results are down right scary sometimes. Especially when they are leaps and bounds ahead of some upper classmen.
Please reflect on how positive things are happening for you. Appreciate the good times and share them with others around you. Everything is perfect at this very moment. So enjoy life to the fullest!
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