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Olympic Athlete vs. Average Joe: Fitness & Nutrition

From the Show: Life's Too Short
Summary: What does it take to be more like an Olympian?
Air Date: 3/13/18
Duration: 18:42
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: James LaValle, RPh, CCN
Jim LaValle1James B. LaValle, R.Ph., CCN, clinical pharmacist, board certified clinical nutritionist and metabolic expert who is currently at work developing the Performance and Rejuvenation Center at the Pro Football Hall of Fame village to offer personalized health, wellness, diet and performance service to members of the NFL Hall of Fame community says fad diets and the latest fitness trends are not only discouraging if they don’t work, but they can also really set you back in terms of health goals.  So as you plunge into your ‘18 workout routine, LaValle will dispel for your audience five fitness fables and reveal the real facts to stay focused on to achieve your health and fitness goals in 2018 (fables v. facts talking points include: how to get a six pack, number of days needed to stay fit, turning fat to muscle, refueling muscles and best time of the day to workout).  LaValle will also discuss the latest research and trends in new proteins that work especially for those living a plant-based, vegetarian or vegan lifestyle (including: velositol, cricket, pea and pumpkin proteins).
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Olympic athletes dedicate their lives to their sports. It’s inspiring and may leave you dreaming about becoming an Olympic contender. Can the average Joe become a medalist?

The truth is that most people have daily jobs, making training difficult. Olympians have a team of physical therapists, nutritionists and doctors to help them succeed. 

They also work to the point of overtraining. You need to rest your muscles and sleep in order to get results.

Consuming a protein shake after a workout can help build muscle. Velocital helps build lean mass during training. High quality carbs and proteins are important for your nutrition. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.

Muscle training is important. Work with a trainer to develop a routine that works with your body’s functionality. Save advanced techniques until you are strong enough to benefit from them.

If your time is very limited, do strength training instead of cardio. Alternate upper and lower body if you only have 40 minutes four or five times a week.

Find something that fuels your passion and pursue that as your supplemental workout for your sports training.

Listen as Jim LaValle joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share how Olympians train and how you can up your fitness game.

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