| Ep 435 – How Important is Food Quality for Strength Gains

Author / John

34 Min Listen

In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener:

Hey Luke, Tex, and John. This is Matt in Delaware. My question relates to nutrition and I’m hoping you guys could break down. Why does food quality matter? So why would it be better to eat grass fed beef instead of, you know, grain-fed grocery store beef? Why is food quality more important than just macros. Why does “If It Fits your Macros” not work or why is it not optimal? Alright. I’m out. Thanks guys.

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well

Food quality trumps macros. Stop using the macro excuse to eat pop-tarts out of a vending machine. If you’re trying to hit your macros with beer, potato chips, and beef jerky there will be a less positive effect than more nutrient dense foods.

John, Luke, and Tex take on a caller’s fully loaded question and breakdown the importance of food quality for leaning out and making strength gains. The Crew lays it all out on the table empowering you to make intelligent food decisions to optimize your hard work in the gym in this 30 min listen.

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Have you been squatting on questions for John, Luke and Tex? Maybe you have asked around, and just can’t land on a straight answer. Take a breather, give us a call, and let us do the leg work.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.


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