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Your training should start in the kitchen

Here we are into the new year.  This is the time of year when some folks continue to pledge there allegiance to training like they have day in/day all year round.   For others this a time to embark on a new journey in life, a fitness journey.  Whether this is routine or new to you the fact of the matter is no how many hours  a day you spend training in a gym, on a road, or up and down a mountain; the battle continues when an athlete gets home and it is time to eat.  Life is all about choices right?  That moment you enter your kitchen before or after a killer workout you have tough choices.  Are you going to reach for that frozen dinner,  how about that box of macaroni and cheese, or better yet how about those bread crumbs to make some chicken parmesan?   Look to be eating lean meats, vegetables, foods with a source of protein.  Some of our favorites here at WW: chicken, fish, ground turkey meat, quinoa, broccoli, kale, avocado, eggs, turkey bacon.  Depending on your situation and if you are limiting yourself to x amount of calories per meal, you may want to invest in a scale to weigh your meals.  Let us be clear it is one thing to indulge in a cheat meal a few times a week but, to consistently be eating fatty, greasy, high sodium, high calorie foods denotes the meaning of why you are training to begin with.  Oh if you are giving thought about becoming gluten free, vegan, paleo, or doing the whole 30 we strongly reccomend speaking with a nutritionist prior to doing so.  Each person is unique in there own way and what works for me may not work for you. 

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When should you scale back your training for a comp?

So the time is nearing closely, the weekend is almost upon us.  You have been training months/weeks/hours leading up to your event  Maybe you are a triathlete, CrossFitter, a marathon runner, or Obstacle course racer; and your curious when is a good time to scale back your training?   Chances are you have spoken to your trainer, coach, or workout partner.  So what is the rule of thumb?

Here at WeekendWarrior we recommend keeping your training level at 110% through Tuesday, scale back to a 70-75% mx effort Wednesday and Thursday.  On the last day of the work week Friday, utilize this day for a maximum recovery day.  This may include  yoga, walking, a light hike, mobility, stretching and foam rolling are all a necessity.  

Now depending upon your level of fitness you may want scale back or even increase activity. Remember your competing against yourself not the other athletes go out there play hard, be smart, and kick some butt you WeekendWarrior's. 

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Weekend Warrior

What is Weekend Warrior?  A person who participates in physical and strenuous activities on the weekends or part-time.  The folks that train Monday-Friday and that get down to business on the weekends!  Whether you partake in CrossFit competitions, Iron Man, Spartan Race, BattleFrog, Tough Mudder, Ultra Marathons, and the list goes on.  

We wanted to create an atmosphere that was not solely dedicated to just one sport .  Aren't you tired of searching this site, to go that site, to just get to next one?  Let us be your funnel to get you where you need to be Think of our site is your hub, a centralized location to help you find all your training gear.  The same gear we use to train is what we have incorporated into Weekend Warrior website.  Whether you are an athlete who trains for OCR, Ultra Running, Marathons, CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting, Ironman, and so much more.

Maybe you are looking for lifters for Olympic Weightlifting,  the perfect shoe to run your next OCR,  or maybe you are wondering which energy chomps to take with you to your next Spartan Beast,  Let Weekend Warrior be your guide.  Feel free to comment with products you'd like to see online, or even blog topics. If it makes sense and we get enough requests, than we'll be more than happy to oblige.  

 

 

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