Thanks for your questions on our Facebook LIKE Pages (www.facebook.com/ToddDurkinFQ10) and on our Twitter feed (www.Twitter.com/ToddDurkin) this past week. I always enjoy hearing from you and connecting via our Social Media outlets.
If you have a question that you would like to ask, please visit one of the links above and share your question. I will do my best to get to them!
Here are 2 of your questions from my Facebook LIKE Page:
Q: Is it smart for an athletes and or average joes to be training 2-3 times a day?
A: There are certainly times when athletes and your average fitness enthusiast are “doubling up” on their training sessions in order to amp up the intensity or volume of their workouts. While this is something that will increase performance if done as part of a training program, I would not advocate this on a regular basis or more than 3x per week during this 2-4 week period.
When you consistently “double up” on your training sessions you run the risk of overtraining. This can affect your ability to train for peak performance as well as be detrimental to your overall health and wellness.
As you increase the volume or intensity of your workouts it will become even more important to focus on the recovery methods that you are incorporating into your training program: nutrition, sleep, massage and foam rolling will be extremely important to your bodies recovery after intense workout sessions.
Q: I am working out 5x per week and my weight is not budging! Why!?
A: I always say that you can’t out-train a bad diet. You could be working out 7 days per week, but if you are not following IMPACT nutrition strategies you will not see changes in your body composition.
By following my 10 commandments of IMPACT nutrition you will be recovering from your workouts at a more rapid rate and fueling your body with the nutrients that it needs to optimize fat oxidation and therefore, fuel fat loss.
Here are my top 10 tips for IMPACT Nutrition
1. Get your motor started: Eat breakfast!
2. Slow down when eating and breathe!
3. Fuel up within 90 minutes of training (almonds, protein shake, fruit, protein bar)
4. Refuel after training (protein shake within 15 minutes of completion)
5. Go wild! – Look for wild caught selections of fish
6. The less legs it has, the better.
7. Water your body. ½ your bodyweight in fluid ounces of water.
8. Eat every 3-4 hours.
9. Follow the 90-10 rule.
10. Have “fun” with your food—Shop, Prepare, & Cook it!!!
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