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    Harder to Kill Radio 018: The Science of Performance with Dr. Steven Platek

    Dr. Steven Platek, neuroscientist by day and accomplished athlete by night, sat down with me recently to rap about health, training, mindset and everything in between. He’s all about using scientific knowledge to improve the training environment, emphasizing that,  “To be truly well-rounded individual, you have to be educated, fit…and have emotional read more…

    CrossFit Open 15.5 Nutrition Strategy

    If you’re participating in the Open, I’ve written a CrossFit Open 15.5 nutrition strategy for you! 15.5 is going to challenge even the most elite competitors. This couplet of rowing and thrusters is going to burn through some major glycogen and leave you gassed. Eating well in the days, weeks and months read more…

    CrossFit Open 15.4 Nutrition Strategy

    If you’re participating in the Open, I’ve written a CrossFit Open 15.4 nutrition strategy for you! So far, the workouts have been pretty true to CrossFit’s roots, and 15.4 is no different: an AMRAP ascending ladder of handstand push-ups and cleans. Eating well in the days, weeks and months leading up read more…

    CrossFit Open 15.2 Nutrition Strategy

    If you’re participating in the Open, I’ve written a CrossFit Open 15.2 nutrition strategy for you! 15.1 threw a curveball at the field with a separately scored, two-part workout of a classic AMRAP triplet plus a time-capped max clean and jerk. And now, 15.2 has been announced as the encore to read more…

    CrossFit Open 15.1 Nutrition Strategy

    If you’re participating in the Open, I’ve written a CrossFit Open 15.1 nutrition strategy for you! It’s safe to say that eating well in the days, weeks and months leading up to the Open is the biggest way to set up a strong foundation for your best performance, but there are read more…

    Paleo Meal Plans

    Looking for an easy paleo meal plan to take the pain out of cooking? Need simple but flavorful meals to take you through a hectic week? Tired of staring hopelessly into the fridge with no idea what to make? My Easy Paleo Meal Plans are just for you. These ultimate monthly meal plans contain all of the read more…

    Faster Recovery: Does This Product Deliver?

    If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll know I’m not huge into supplements. It’s my belief that most athletes need a solid base of nutrition from whole, nutrient-dense foods with thoughtful pre- or post-workout refueling strategies, and perhaps—if the circumstances warrant it—smart supplementation. If you’re a casual read more…

    Pre- and Post-Workout Fueling Summary for Athletes

    More on this to come soon, but here is a simple diagram to help you remember general fueling recommendations for pre- and post-workout nutrition. In short, for a pre-workout meal, stick to protein and fat while the post-workout window – ideally within 15-30 min of finishing your training – should read more…