In this episode of Fit Pants podcast, T Nation’s CCO Chris Shugart and Editor Dani Shugart discuss …
5 tips for eating carbohydrates
The “most controversial” macronutrient? Carbohydrates. However, there are ways to manipulate them for the results you want without obsessing over a food protocol:
- Carb cycling based on training days, rest days, or training intensity.
- Carbohydrates with every other meal.
- Timing carbohydrates around workouts, bedtime and periods of high cortisol. (See The Best Damn Diet For Natural Lifters.)
- Carbohydrates at every meal, but tracked more closely.
- Set a moderate (no keto) daily limit. Further information: The 1
“Only sofa potatoes should avoid potatoes.”
The legendary lifts quiz
This week’s quiz is about famous exercises named after bodybuilders or trainers. Can you pass it
Spoiler Alert: One of these exercises is the Waterbury Deadlift Walk. Also try out the Saxon side bend and Gironda’s perfect curl.
The fastest way to learn a new lift
Did CrossFit get it right? A new study shows that after practicing a new motor skill (like a technical lift), you can master 15 minutes of cardio or metcon faster.
This small dose of cardio increases the connectivity and efficiency of the brain and helps you maintain the new skills. It has to do with neural connections, the hemispheres of your brain, and other complex crap that Chris explains on the podcast. Here’s the latest study if you’re a geek:
Acute cardiovascular training promotes functional changes in cortico-motor networks in the early stages of motor memory consolidation
The Shugart Cart – Woohoo!
There’s nothing to buy in Dani’s car this week. Instead, it’s a workout. It’s called The Half-Hour Deadlift Challenge.
That’s how it’s done:
- Load the barbell with a weight that you can deadlift for approximately 8-10 repetitions.
- Now set a timer for 30 minutes. Pull only 2 reps every minute.
- That’s it. Do this for another half an hour … or until you pass out and people are pointing and laughing.
It seems easy … for the first 30 or 40 reps, but wait until you get close to 60.
Chris has DUDE wipes in his car. Yeah for your bum But Chris uses them for a quick cleanup after training. They are fragrance-free, parabens-free, and color-free. Buy them on Amazon:
Flushable wet wipe dispenser, Mint Chill, 48 Count (3-pack), with vitamin E, aloe, eucalyptus and tea tree oils for home use, septic and channel-safe