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Quick Thoughts on Cheat Meals and Post-Workout Carbs Written by: Coach Slater Cheat Meals Cheat meals are a common occurrence that we see justified by everyone at some point or another. Personally, I tend to utilize a “cheat meal” on a general day of under-eating, so my cheating is actually just me catching up on...
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What’s the Deal with Different Whey Proteins? Written by: Coach Slater Quick post to answer a question I’ve overhead about whey proteins: “What’s the difference between whey concentrate, whey isolate, and whey hydrolysate?” First, there’s major marketing dollars behind protein supplements, so brands may want you to believe that one or the other is far...
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We Don’t Do 30-Day Challenges (and a Sample Macronutrient Meal Plan) Written by Coach Slater At Derby City, we don’t do 30 Day Challenges. We don’t because they’re usually selling something like Shredz Army or some other gimmick, they don’t create a lasting change to your lifestyle or nutrition habits, and because they just suck...
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The idea of “spot reduction” for fat loss is as old as Tracy Anderson is wrong in everything she ever says. Spot reduction has never and will never work. You can’t reduce the fat deposit on your calves by doing a thousand calf raises. Similarly, you can’t get abs by doing a thousand situps. The...
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Think of the following as a “starting point of discussion” for nutrition to fuel your workouts. Not the end-all, be-all, and not specifically tailored to your personal needs, but a general guideline which we believe will work for the wide majority of the DCCF community. If you want a nutrition plan written strictly for performance,...
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Dividing this post into two parts, to give you some insight on what to eat before, during, and after your first competition, and to help prepare you mentally for what’s in store. First, let’s look at NUTRITION. Night Before Don’t carb-load with a cheat meal in case your stomach doesn’t react to something well. Just...
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We’ve just entered a new year, and we’re seeing a bunch of new faces at DCCF. Accordingly, we thought it would be good to refresh our Derby City Guide to Success… part House Rules for making all of your health & fitness dreams come true at Derby City. And part old man’s rant. 1. DON’T...
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As you’ve hopefully heard or read somewhere at Derby City, we endorse a nutrition program for our members that’s sponsored by Eat to Perform. We like it above all others because a) it isn’t a “diet” so it doesn’t have any of the stigma attached with the word “diet”, b) it’s focused on optimizing your...
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We love that so many DCCF-ers have signed up for their first CrossFit competitions this summer. There are a handful of people signed up for the beginner division of Kentuckiana’s Fittest as well as the team division of the End of Summer Throwdown. As we mentioned in our latest enewsletter, we’re going to program classes...
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VITAMIN D Some very smart people describe as the “#1 Athlete’s Supplement” for its ability to serve as a building block for sex hormones like testosterone, human growth hormone, and estrogen. Additionally, Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption and helps the mineralization of bone. Your bones pulling on muscles makes those muscles stronger, and if you...
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