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  • 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 15.3 Nutrition Strategy

    If you’re participating in the Open, I’ve got a CrossFit Open 15.3 nutrition strategy that I wrote just for you! So far, we’ve seen a classic couplet plus a separately scored max lift in 15.1, then a repeat of last year’s 14.2 ascending ladder. Now, 15.3 is a challenging triplet AMRAP (as many rounds 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…

    4 Things You Need To Know Before You Start Strength Training

    Before you start strength training, there are four things you definitely need to consider. Lifting heavy things and building muscle mass are incredibly important, especially as we pass into mid-adulthood and beyond. If you’ve been considering starting a strength program, check out my list of four things to look out read more…

    The Performance Paleo Cookbook Update!

    Time for an update on The Performance Paleo Cookbook! It’s been a crazy past few months working on the cookbook, but we’re at an exciting stage. I’ve turned in the manuscript and completed the photographs (still need to finish editing those) which means the lion’s share of the creative content is read more…

    July Giveaway: PurePharma Prize Pack

    July’s giveaway is a prize pack of fish oil, magnesium and vitamin D from my friends at PurePharma! When it comes to supplements, I’m a minimalist and a skeptic by nature. I don’t rely on pills, powders and potions because when it comes down to it, good nutrition must have read more…

    Is Whey Protein Paleo?

    Is whey protein Paleo? “No whey. Whey.” Gets confusing after a while. Kinda reminds me of these guys (I’ve just dated myself). Perhaps one of the most common questions I get from athletes is whether or not they can use whey protein if they’re Paleo. It’s used by so many 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…