Friday, November 26, 2010

Chow down (just not as much)

     Hello everyone! And a happy post-Thanksgiving Day to you all. How are you guys feeling? Eat far too much? Dreading the next WOD for fear that you will see your feast again? Well no worries, take it as a manageable pace and you'll be fine... probably.

Looks like he's be on there a while

     Since we just ate some killer meals that we won't be eating anytime soon... or at least till Christmas. We're going to talk today about nutrition. More specifically, Post- WOD (PWO) nutrition. Now I'm no Leeny, so keep that in mind, but I'm just trying to give you the best advice I can.

     So first off, when do we get in our PWO meal? Easy answer is, as soon as possible. About 45 minute would be as far out as you could go and still call it PWO. I try to chow down within 5-10 minutes after a WOD/Lift, but thats just me.

     So what should we be eating? Well, that's all dependant on a few variables. If you're trying to get leaner, then a low carb PWO should be what you want. Are you training to maintain bf% and gain mass? With that, a higher carb PWO is going to be your friend. What we do also pays a big part into POW nutrition. If we just did Deadlifts and nothing else, then you're not going to need a lot to replenish yourself. If you just did the Filthy Fifty, then yes... you want to thow some protein and carbs in quickly.

     So, what kind of food should you eat PWO? Simply, your foods should be able to be digested quickly. For a normal meal we would shy away from shakes because their surface area is so great, and it is absorbed rapidly. However, this is exactly what we need after a WOD. There's a lot of people that are in the chocolate milk PWO, albeit non-Paleo, because it provides a good ratio of protein:carbs. For a Paleo smarter option, yams and applesauce work wonders for our carb, and whey protein with coconut milk get a thumbs up from even Robb Wolf.

I hope this isn't the case

     So there it is folks, I hope I didn't confuse you too much. There is so much more to go into about PWO, but I wanted to arm you with the basics. For further reading I would suggest Robb Wolf's blog or surf around on OPT's blog and you'll find some good resources, or contact your nearest Leeny. Anyway, till next time folks... that's how the Paleo cookie crumbles.

3,2,1 GO!


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