Mash for GAINZ: 4 Simple Recipes for Performance

The following four recipes will simplify your meal planning and promote workout recovery.

Success in achieving your training and body composition goals is eighty percent nutrition and twenty percent exercise. We debate about these exact percentages, but I think we can all agree that nutrition plays a bigger part in achieving our goals than most of us give it credit for.

 

I initially created these Mash for Gainz recipes for myself after being injured for nine months. I figured if I could get my nutrition figured out, it would aid my recovery and prevent any further losses.

 

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How to Get Your Best Time Trial Performance Yet

Knowing your numbers, proper hydration, and proper gear, among other factors, are all things to help you reach your time goal come race day.

I think it’s always worth reviewing how you did after an event to see how you might improve. How else can you determine what worked and what didn’t work? Or what course to follow from here forward for different results?

 

This is how I prepared for a 25-mile time trial last weekend and what I found made a difference. 

 

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Alignment Tips to Free Your Neck and Shoulders From Chronic Pain

Changing my alignment habits has been the best solution for my chronic neck and shoulder pain. These can help you even if you don’t do yoga.

I came to yoga with years of unconscious holding patterns in my shoulders and neck. Over time these patterns began to yield and were replaced with more intelligent habits. Yet I still found myself going through periods of acute and chronic shoulder and neck pain – even migraine headaches.

 

When I became a yoga teacher, this situation became perplexing and kind of embarrassing, to be honest. How could I be helping others find freedom in their bodies and still be experiencing this pain in mine?

 

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Alignment Tips to Free Your Neck and Shoulders From Chronic Pain

Changing my alignment habits has been the best solution for my chronic neck and shoulder pain. These can help you even if you don’t do yoga.

I came to yoga with years of unconscious holding patterns in my shoulders and neck. Over time these patterns began to yield and were replaced with more intelligent habits. Yet I still found myself going through periods of acute and chronic shoulder and neck pain – even migraine headaches.

 

When I became a yoga teacher, this situation became perplexing and kind of embarrassing, to be honest. How could I be helping others find freedom in their bodies and still be experiencing this pain in mine?

 

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How to Eat for All-Day Energy and Athletic Performance

Follow this easy plan to feel and look your best from breakfast to your nighttime snack.

Everyone has likely tried multiple diet styles, modalities, or meal timing practices. There are thousands of different diets put out by “experts,” and books about weight loss line the shelves at the bookstore like bad wallpaper at your grandma’s house.

 

While most of these diets speak to weight loss, a concept that 84% of Americans have dealt with at some point, most diet plans don’t deal with the true nature of food – to give you energy.

 

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A Squatting Double Standard: Is the Butt-Wink Okay in Pistols?

Rounding your lower back during squats can cause pain and injury. So why is it allowed during one-legged squats?

The “butt wink” is a colloquialism for when the pelvis tucks under at the bottom of the squat. Research indicates that allowing the lower back to go into flexion makes it is more difficult to avoid staying out of flexion in other movements (i.e., butt winks before deadlifts could be dangerous). The rounding of the lower back can also aggravate pain and lead to injury.

 

 

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Reflections on Being 30 (And the Dumb S*#! I Did in My 20s)

I’m far from old, but so far thirty feels much different from my twenties did. In fact, it feels better.

I turned thirty in April. While I’m far from old, I can feel the difference in my body compared to ten years ago. Some joints are achier. I stay hurt longer. Weight comes off more slowly. Hardly insurmountable obstacles, but they’re there. But despite the noticeable (and annoying) changes, I’m in better shape now than I was ten years ago – thanks to a little perspective and a lot of experience.

 

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How to Eat for All-Day Energy and Athletic Performance

Follow this easy plan to feel and look your best from breakfast to your nighttime snack.

Everyone has likely tried multiple diet styles, modalities, or meal timing practices. There are thousands of different diets put out by “experts,” and books about weight loss line the shelves at the bookstore like bad wallpaper at your grandma’s house.

 

While most of these diets speak to weight loss, a concept that 84% of Americans have dealt with at some point, most diet plans don’t deal with the true nature of food – to give you energy.

 

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