310516 "Mind Your Minerals"

Getting your Macros straight is a breeze after a while.. You are plating up your Protein, Carbs and Fats... Perhaps you have been weighing and measuring your food or just being diligent about making sure you are minding the portions. Either way...You Got it. Inside those Macro Nutrients are some very important MICRO Nutrients. Minerals keep the whole machine running and you should start thinking about them . Minerals provide a few key production functions:

  1. Regulate the Metabolism of the body on a cellular level. This is done by minerals actually changing to enzymes, proteins and hormones that can help you maintain a healthy weight.
  2. As your body builds muscle and bone cells, they draw upon minerals in your body to create the structures needed for formation. Minerals keep bones strong and muscles building!
  3. Minerals help regulate your heart rate, how your muscles fire, and the PH level in your body. If you like your heart beating at a nice normal pace.. then you like mineral levels to be stable.

Now you have all had an education in Minerals. Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Magnesium are well know for the function of athletic performance and recovery. If you look on many supplement bags you will see that your Supps are fortified with these important minerals. In fact, most of your food is also fortified with certain minerals to help keep you balanced. We unfortunately do not eat straight from the earth anymore so our Cheerios need to fill the gap... kinda sad.

Anyways, if you are getting a broad range of Proteins, Fats and Carbs, you can get all that you need. Nuts for instance are a great source of many minerals and red meat can fuel the body with more than its fair share of good stuff! Leafy Greens of ALL varieties cover the spectrum of important minerals like magnesium and Potassium.

So its not just about drinking your Gatorade for peak performance. It all begins in the kitchen. Eat good and you will perform well. Drawing from the minerals are stress, over training, lack of sleep, and drinking and drug use. If you are kicking your bodies ass, you better be helping it recover with Minerals and Rest. Minerals work on a cellular level which are your workhorses.

Train right and Eat Right. Mind your minerals and stay on top of your game.

Baseline:

Lat band Mobility/ Bully Stretch

Banded Hip Activation

WOD:

4 Rounds for max Reps

1 Min Of max Power Clean 205/115 1 Minute Rest 1 Min of Max KB Swing 53/35 1 Minute Rest 1 Min of Max Barbell Bent over Row 135/95