Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Protein and Success QnA

After a set of 6 hill runs in the forest by the farm, I sat back for a fitness and success QnA session.

Q: Craig, are you taking in any supplements (protein shake, amino, creatine)? what's your take on 1gram of protein per 1lb of weight to gain muscle as being mentioned in a lot of fitness magazine? are you following the same?

1g per pound is easily attainable, so its fine to use for simple math purposes. Obviously if someone has more than 12% fat, than 1g/pound overestimates what they need. You should get the same results with as little as 0.6g per pound. I use whey protein, creatine, vitamin C, glucosamine, and fish oil. On most days, the whey protein is redundant because I get enough protein from food, but it shouldn't hurt. Also experimenting with ZMA to see if it helps sleep. So far, not really sure it does.

Q: What is a good way to fix scapular winging?

Start with a visit to a physiotherapist and get their recommendations. Also, incorporate wall slides (stick-ups), elevated pushups, and pushup-pluses into your warm-up and training.

And from www.Facebook.com/thenewearlytorise:

Q: When you get off track with your daily routine, or you get sidetracked by distractions in life, what is the most effective way to get back on track?

To focus on the most important thing you have to get done that day. If you can still squeeze it in, you'll have a sense of accomplishment. That's what you're aiming for each day - to get the one big thing done.

Q: Do you believe in studying successful people? If so, should you focus on just a couple and study them intensely, or try to identify common threads amongst groups of successful people in your industry?

Great question. Absolutely, you must be studying successful people. I read a great many magazines from all walks of life, and tend to do both: I spread out my study across disciplines and when I really connect with someone's path, I spend more time learning about them specifically.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
Give people love. Most people don't get appreciation, love, attention, or enthusiasm in their life. They don't even get it from themselves. – Bedros Keuilian

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

Success begins and ends with your personal responsibility. Success lives and dies with YOU and your ability to take action. Identify what needs to be done and take action today.

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

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