In this episode you’ll learn about Best training program, carbs & training, and fitness without equipment, plus…
- How to know you’re doing the best training program for you.
- What the deal is with carb and training.
- When you need fitness equipment, and when you don’t.
- Other cool stuff.
- And much, much more.
Every once in a while I’ll do a podcast where I ask the listeners (you) what they would like to know about, and I’ll bundle a few of the questions into one podcast.
These are always fun for me, because I usually talk about what I’m passionate about at the time of recording, and it’s great to hear what you’re passionate about as well.
– How do you know you’re following the right training program?
Great question Scott, and one that I’ve been pondering for years!
I believe that there is no right training program, unless someone is programing for you directly, and no one else. So, what you have to do is mold the training program you’re following to what you need most to improve.
There are a lot of people out there following the CrossFit Invictus, Misfit Athletes, or Comp Train competition programing, and the truth is, none of these are right for you.
That being said, one or the other might be “more” right for what you need at that time during your training year/life/career. And from there you can add or remove parts of the programing that will better fit your improvement needs.
When you start your training day, take a look at what’s programed, and decide if it makes sense for what YOU need to be working on. And, if it doesn’t, be ok with changing it.
– The importance of carbs in your training, and how to best utilize them (and where ! ) and which?
Dang Jacky! This question requires a pretty long answer in written form. Make sure you listen to the podcast to get the full story.
Checkout my podcast on how to setup your diet for success by clicking here. This is how I setup all of my nutrition clients when we get started.
In a nutshell, you want to leverage most of your carbs after your workout (assuming you’re only training once per day…).
But, I did say “most”. I do believe that it’s a good idea to have low glycemic carbs mixed into your pre workout meal, which should be about 2 hours before training.
Then, directly after your workout you should have some high glycemic carbs, such as gatorade, banana, or other sugary sources. This is the ONLY time your body will know what to do with sugar, and will shuttle it into your muscles.
For the rest of your day, you should be eating more low glycemic carbs that will keep your blood sugar nice and low. Which will keep you from gaining any unwanted body fat, and hopefully in the fat burning zone.
– I no longer have any access to any equipment or CF, what can I do to get my fitness on a still get great fat loss results?
It’s pretty interesting to me how often I get this question. And, I realized that it can be much easier, and more fun to walk into a CrossFit gym that’s full of equipment to play with, but the truth is, we really don’t need much to crush workouts.
These days all you really need is to run a quick google search for bodyweight CrossFit workouts, and voila, hundreds of CrossFit workouts that don’t require any equipment.
In fact, here’s a list of 75 bodyweight CrossFit workouts published by Reebok CrossFit One.
The other fun thing to do is… look for things in your environment that you can use for workouts. I’ve been in many situations where all I’ve had was big rocks or trees to lift. And, these are actually more like real life.
Just take a look around your environment, and see what you can come up with.
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