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Athletes don’t diet…

“Athletes don’t diet” is true… unless you are a competitive fitness athlete and then you are looking at a large (VERY large) part of the sport hinging on dieting… I seriously call it “the sport of dieting” because the nutrition plays such a HUGE role in how the athlete shows up for a competition.  If you didn’t already know, I spent nearly a decade playing and coaching this sport and playing quite well… placing Top 3, Top 5, and Top 10 at large international shows including the WBFF World Championships a few times.  You see, when you are dieting like that, your strength can take a hit due to the high demands placed on the body, the depletion of nutrients, and the “tricks” required to get that super lean look for the competition stage (which totally adds way more weight than any camera could ever imagine adding… you know that old saying of, “the camera adds 10 pounds”).Those were some super fun days but I decided a few years ago that I wanted to BE as strong as I LOOKED.  Back to this nutrition point… As athletes, we know the importance of FUELING and RECOVERY. You know that, right? Well if you don’t, read on… Without these 2 main ingredients, we will never get any stronger.  Imagine it like this for a second… You are trying to re-build a house and you invite a construction crew to help you.  Day by day you see them removing the weak boards and building materials and then replacing them with new, stronger materials. In then end, this house will be constructed in a way that...