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I was approached by Fast and Jacked to write an article about the importance of nutrition in Physical Training, and I am truly honored for the opportunity! My personal background consists of weight training for the past 20+ years, 6 years in the U.S. Army, competitive bodybuilding, and most recently I am in pursuit of my master's degree as a Registered Dietitian. Within these past few years I have been recovering from severe back surgery, which left me with a 17 inch scar. I was told I would never touch a weight again...
In this episode we discuss the current training going on at Umberger Performance and Nick Shoman’s program from Westside that we have all started following. We talk about some of the revelations and revisions that came out of this programming as well as the motivations for them. We get into some of the controversy surrounding certain athletes in the olympics and the impact social media has had on the various olympic sports. Enjoy #fjuniverse.
For generations some of the most talented people in the country have come from a small area in Western Pennsylvania mostly known for its football heritage and steel making past. This area, Pittsburgh and the surrounding tri-county has seen some great, amazing musicians, entrepreneurs, educators, artists, coaches and athletes. While we could discuss the great people of this eclectic town at length, we here at Fast and Jacked, in the interests of building an inclusive fitness community the right way, want to start at the foundation.
In this episode we discuss the controversy surrounding the summer Olympics in Rio. We talk about specific sports and what to look forward to, and the economic impact that the Olympics has had on the poorer host countries. We also go over which sports are returning and or may be leaving. We detail the crossfit games and events day by day as well as some of the top competitors and their motivations.
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word Crossfit? Do you think of “the Champ” Rich Froning coming from behind to win yet another Crossfit Games title? Do you think of young guys and girls running around the gym half naked trying to get another workout done? Do you think of all the injuries you have heard from Crossfit? Do you think of the crazy diets and workouts that just seem like too much? Do you think of all the results you have seen your friends attain since the time they started attending their Crossfit gym?
In this episode we talk about alternative methods of training when you are on vacation without equipment. We recommend a few items you can take with you so even if you don’t have access to a gym you can get in the best workout possible. We suggest ways to incorporate exercise into different fun activities while you’re out and about. We give some dietary guidelines to keep you on track while enjoying yourself. We also suggest ditching the regimentation and traditional set structure for a while allowing you to come back refreshed and ready to kick butt!