Category: nutrition

Coach Chat - Sean McGovern Discusses How Genetics, Environment, and Psychology Lead To Fitness Success

Jul 24

Jim Crowell and Sean McGovern discuss how Sean helps his clients build the right environmental support systems, psychology, and consistency in order to optimize their human performance in and out of the gym. We delve into what lead Sean to being fascinated by the other 14 hours outside of sleeping and training and why he focuses so much on that time along with training with his clients.

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What Is Remote Coaching?

Jul 24

This article digs deeply into what remote coaching is. Along the way, we discuss the other forms of online fitness training and coaching that exist, but we then narrow in to Individual Design Remote Coaching as the article's focus. We discuss which clients and athletes remote coaching is good for, and we discuss which clients and athletes remote coaching is bad for. And then, we discuss what quality remote coaching should look like for you from your coach. Enjoy!

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Coach Chat - Michael Bann Discusses How To Build Human Resiliency

Jul 18

Jim Crowell spent a quick 20 minutes with Big Dawgs Coach Michael Bann going down the rabbit hole in a plethora of different topics surrounding physiology, resiliency, and training/mentoring tactical athletes. Throughout the show, they discuss how Michael differentiates how he helps his clients versus other online coaches' styles via his in-depth assessment of physiology and movement. He details what his definition of "resiliency" is and how he aims to increase this in his clients.

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Who Should Be Taking Supplements?

May 07

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me about supplements, I’d have a lot of dollars. The market utilizes our culture’s “quick fix” mentality to sell supplements aimed at mitigating all t...

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10 Shades of Fruits and Vegetables Per Day

Apr 08

When it comes to nourishment, one prescription we give out to all our clients is a bountiful assortment of colors in their diet each day from fruits and vegetables. In this blog post we are going t...

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Why CrossFit Athletes Need Carbs

Mar 05

The athlete and the goal will always dictate the training and nutritional program. Each athlete is unique, and so should their program reflect that. For the sake of our discussion, we are going to ...

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Why Athletes Need Fats

Mar 05

But I thought fat makes you fat? Eh, there’s a bit more to it than that. In this post, we are going to discuss why we need fat and why it’s an important tool in an athlete’s diet. The points we wil...

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Why Should We Mix Up Our Proteins?

Feb 18

Proteins are one of three macronutrients we consume in our food. Arguably the most important as they are the building blocks for the body. One aspect regarding protein consumption that often gets n...

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Understand Your Poop

Jan 28

Poop. We all do it. Excreting out waste we don’t need. While it may be a “faux paw” to talk about poop, there’s a ton of value we can extract from our poop. In this post, we are going to talk about...

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Why Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day

Jan 14

What does breakfast mean? Breaking our fast, of course. Coming out of an 8-9 hour period where food intake is halted, our body begins to upregulate various hormones and enzymes for nourishment. The...

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Importance of Hydration

Dec 17

The ability to hydrate our cells transcends nearly any other somatic control and choice we make as humans. Though our bodies are comprised of nearly 60% water, it does not neglect the fact that it’...

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Cool Down and Post Workout Fueling

Dec 10

The main takeaways: 1) The recovery process starts once your session has finished 2) Easy blood flow and mindful stretching post training are great tools to start the recovery process 3) Diaphragmatic breathing is a great tool to help transition the body from a sympathetically driven state to a parasympathetic state 4) Ensure your body has cooled down before consuming food or shakes post workout 5) Prioritize food hygiene (great chewing, sitting down, relaxing) when consuming food post workout 6) Post Workout macronutrient prescriptions and the food choices within it are highly individualized

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Conscious Nutrition: Why Nutritional Habits are Better Than Macros

Nov 19

Athletes know that in order to reach peak fitness you have to put gas in the tank.  What happens though, if you have a leak in your gas tank, or if your engine can’t take in gas, or if you flood yo...

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