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

Author / Cali Hinzman

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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Cali Hinzman

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.



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