Tag: Recovery

Keto and Post-Workout Nutrition

We often tout the importance of consuming carbohydrates after your workout but what if you’re keto-adapted? Consuming fats after your workout can still replenish muscle glycogen stores so stick to fats post-workout if you’re on the ketogenic diet. Source: Volek, J. S., Freidenreich, D. J., Saenz, C., Kunces, L. J., Creighton, B. C., Bartley, J. […]

Protein and Sleep

This study found that consuming a diet high in protein improved subject’s sleep quality significantly more than other dietary interventions and a control diet. The takeaway? Make sure you’re eating a diet higher in protein to both promote growth and recovery as well as improving sleep! Source: Lindseth, G., Lindseth, P., & Thompson, M. (2013). […]

Sleep and Fat Loss

This study found that subjects who got more sleep lost a similar amount of weight to subjects who slept less when both groups underwent a calorie-restricted diet. However, the group that got more sleep lost more weight as fat. If your goal is to improve body composition, make sure you’re dedicating plenty of time to […]

Sleep is Key for Performance

This study found that extending the nightly sleep of Division-1 basketball players improved their performance in several tasks including sprinting. Getting extra sleep will more than likely improve performance in the gym and can optimize training gains. Source: Mah, C. D., Mah, K. E., Kezirian, E. J., & Dement, W. C. (2011). The effects of […]

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