Post WOD Nutritional Recovery

Matt and Nate
Dr. Nate and Matt Lohmann at Battle for the Cup. Taken by Marco Fernandez.

So you just finished a WOD in record time and feel run down. What do you take to let your body repair and get ready for the next WOD? My answer… 2:1 Carb/Protein grams ratio.  Real food is always the best option like a sweet potato and chicken breast. It should be consumed within 1-2 hours post WOD. It helps restore the glycogen levels and won’t spike your insulin.

“Ain’t nobody got time for that!” What’s the other option? It’s a recovery shake. Now most recovery shakes boast Protein as the main ingredient but leave out the proper Carb component. They rely on sugar as the Carb, but that will leave your insulin spiked and may give you a crash later. It’s not entirely bad as long as you get a good meal in within that hour.

I am going to pitch the company I’m a Rep for of course. You knew it was coming. 🙂 Simply Pure Nutrients makes a Sweet Potato Recovery shake which is withing the 2:1 ratio. It is Paleo friendly using only egg white isolates and a slower burning Carb. It’s worth checking out if you are looking for a clean Paleo product. It will help you not only get the protein with the amino acids you need but allow the body to have the energy it needs for the next WOD.

Simply Pure Nutrients will also be putting on an Athlete Performance Based Nutrition Seminar Series. Coming Soon. It will go into depth on the athlete physiology and how nutrition affects performance. I’ll post more information on it when it is in full swing.

The CrossFit Games Open is upon us! If you are interested more in how to prepare to recover even during competition days, Matt Chan has a great 5 part series on it. Part 5 goes into supplements and Part 4 is more game day eating in Zone Blocks. I added the link below for supplements.

Part 5 Competitors Series- Matt Chan

FYI, I’ll be in Brazil for the next couple weeks. I’m doing a clinic abroad through Palmer College of Chiropractic. When I get back, I’ll post pics and let you know how it all went down. In the mean time….

Stay Fit and WOD On!

Dr. Nate


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