Category Archives: Food

Bodybuilding recovery into Powerlifting: Weight Gain, Creatine and Amenorreah

Where I’m at now:  Transition away from bodybuilding was end of May, started officially training for powerlifting end of June. Currently training for my first powerlifting meet in December Totals: Deadlift 285  Squat 185 Bench 115 Weight between 148-153 depending … Continue reading

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Setting Macronutrient Ratios for Body Composition

If you have ever tried to read up on the internet about the ideal macronutrient ratio, then you know how overwhelming this can be.  There are many different diets out there, paleo, Atkins, high fat / low carb, high carb … Continue reading

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Protein Intake Recommendations for Muscle Building

The Basics: Protien’s Integral Role in Muscle Building Your body is constantly breaking down and synthesizing new proteins.  The building blocks of proteins are 20 different amino acids, 9 of which are considered essential in that your body cannot make … Continue reading

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Ultra Race Nutrition Plan

Just like everything ultra, nutrition was new for me, but played a huge role. I experimented quite a bit during my training runs, but the race strategy ended up being a little different from my training, followed by even more … Continue reading

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Complexities of Carb Loading for Female Endurance Athletes

This topic was especially interesting for me to explore academically, because I was researching this topic anyways to better understand how to carb load prior to my 50 mile race.  I had never done this before, and was nervous about trying … Continue reading

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