ABCA – Lawson State Showcase – August 19, 2017

Name Index Given name Family name Trial 10 yd Dash Split 20 yd Dash Split 60 yd Dash Split
10-20-60 yd Dash 1 CHAPELLE WASHAM 1 1.979 3.333 8.359
10-20-60 yd Dash 2 SETH BELCHER 1 1.846 2.998 7.228
10-20-60 yd Dash 3 AARON RAY 1 1.817 3.009 7.378
10-20-60 yd Dash 4 3.47896E+11 RFID 1 1.893 3.147 8.054
10-20-60 yd Dash 5 TAYLOR GOVER 1 1.845 3.027 7.335
10-20-60 yd Dash 6 MATTHEW HORNE 1 1.883 3.174 7.969
10-20-60 yd Dash 7 GRAYSON THORN 1 1.86 3.018 7.329
10-20-60 yd Dash 8 DRAKE DIAL 1 1.842 3.033 7.414
10-20-60 yd Dash 9 SAM HARRIS 1 1.792 2.978 7.178
10-20-60 yd Dash 10 CONNOR FORDHAM 1 1.853 3.078 7.492
10-20-60 yd Dash 11 CHASE DRIVER 1 1.871 3.132 7.868
10-20-60 yd Dash 12 BRANDON DANIELS 1 1.818 3.032 7.374
10-20-60 yd Dash 13 ERIC WOODRUF 1 1.823 3.024 7.407
10-20-60 yd Dash 14 KADEN KORNEGAY 1 1.747 2.918 7.222
10-20-60 yd Dash 15 GABE MAYNARD 2 1.802 3.013 7.34
10-20-60 yd Dash 16 CONNER GREEN 1 1.744 2.946 7.355
10-20-60 yd Dash 17 ANDREW KNIGHT 1 1.815 3.02 7.48
10-20-60 yd Dash 18 JACOB UPSHAW 1 1.818 3.117 7.927
10-20-60 yd Dash 19 NATE HODGE 1 1.753 3.029 7.617
10-20-60 yd Dash 20 CHANCE CHILDERS 1 1.89 3.123 7.682
10-20-60 yd Dash 21 KADEN KORNEGAY 2 1.681 2.875 7.22
10-20-60 yd Dash 22 SETH BELCHER 2 1.773 2.947 7.217
10-20-60 yd Dash 23 DRAKE DIAL 2 1.852 3.064 7.458
10-20-60 yd Dash 24 TAYLOR GOVER 2 1.846 3.05 7.363
10-20-60 yd Dash 25 MATTHEW HORNE 2 1.899 3.188 7.904
10-20-60 yd Dash 26 SAM HARRIS 2 1.825 3.003 7.251
10-20-60 yd Dash 27 BRANDON DANIELS 2 1.815 3.023 7.501
10-20-60 yd Dash 28 GRAYSON THORN 2 1.815 2.977 7.305
10-20-60 yd Dash 29 CONNOR FORDHAM 2 1.651 2.841 7.311
10-20-60 yd Dash 30 JACOB UPSHAW 2 1.854 3.15 8.062
10-20-60 yd Dash 31 CHANCE CHILDERS 2 1.816 3.041 7.601
10-20-60 yd Dash 1 COLLIER BONNER 1 1.886 3.093 7.402
10-20-60 yd Dash 2 CASEY BAYNES 1 1.909 3.136 7.567
10-20-60 yd Dash 3 GRAYSON EVANS 1 1.852 3.139 7.839
10-20-60 yd Dash 4 HUNTER HALL 1 1.752 2.899 7.063
10-20-60 yd Dash 5 JAYDEN SLOAN 1 1.683 2.862 7.096
10-20-60 yd Dash 6 ELLIOT BAXTER 1 1.78 2.998 7.327
10-20-60 yd Dash 7 CADE TAYLOR 1 1.643 2.843 7.197
10-20-60 yd Dash 8 JACK WILSON 1 1.708 2.871 7.034
10-20-60 yd Dash 9 DREW HILL 1 1.795 3.04 7.684
10-20-60 yd Dash 10 SAM LADNER 1 1.804 2.968 7.256
10-20-60 yd Dash 11 ALEX BAILEY 1 1.828 3.033 7.615
10-20-60 yd Dash 12 JUSTIN HUMPHRIES 1 1.85 3.123 7.896
10-20-60 yd Dash 13 PEYTON FOWLER 1 1.881 3.24 8.076
10-20-60 yd Dash 14 ANDREW HEIBERGER 1 1.703 2.904 7.286
10-20-60 yd Dash 15 HUNTER HALL 2 1.718 2.901 7.144
10-20-60 yd Dash 16 JACK WILSON 2 1.728 2.889 7.114
10-20-60 yd Dash 17 DREW HILL 2 1.839 3.112 7.814
10-20-60 yd Dash 18 CASEY BAYNES 2 1.79 3.042 7.454
10-20-60 yd Dash 19 COLLIER BONNER 2 1.897 3.115 7.472
10-20-60 yd Dash 20 CADE TAYLOR 2 1.797 3.013 7.424
10-20-60 yd Dash 21 PEYTON FOWLER 2 1.922 3.297 8.251
10-20-60 yd Dash 22 GRAYSON EVANS 2 1.863 3.164 7.806
10-20-60 yd Dash 23 ELLIOT BAXTER 2 1.738 2.977 7.308
10-20-60 yd Dash 24 SAM LADNER 2 1.767 2.93 7.218
10-20-60 yd Dash 25 JAYDEN SLOAN 2 1.714 2.895 7.111
10-20-60 yd Dash 1 JON JOHNSON 1 1.813 3.03 7.446
10-20-60 yd Dash 2 TJ REEVES 1 1.772 2.912 6.855
10-20-60 yd Dash 3 ETHAN MOORE 1 1.813 3.012 7.473
10-20-60 yd Dash 4 BRAXTON KNIGHT 1 1.736 2.92 7.192
10-20-60 yd Dash 5 JOSEPH KIEL 1 1.879 3.121 7.539
10-20-60 yd Dash 6 TURNER MURPHY 1 1.941 3.22 7.839
10-20-60 yd Dash 7 JEREMY BEVIS 1 1.901 3.112 7.396
10-20-60 yd Dash 8 JUSTIN PERREAULT 1 1.952 3.196 7.821
10-20-60 yd Dash 9 HUNTER STOWE 1 1.918 3.13 7.425
10-20-60 yd Dash 10 BRADY BANK 1 1.867 3.073 7.493
10-20-60 yd Dash 11 AUSTIN STANFIELD 1 1.886 3.208 8.132
10-20-60 yd Dash 12 STAN OTT 1 1.823 3.019 7.406
10-20-60 yd Dash 13 JOSH BOWER 1 1.961 3.337 8.335
10-20-60 yd Dash 14 CLAY DEWEESE 1 1.76 2.987 7.37
10-20-60 yd Dash 15 TRACE GREENE 1 1.928 3.224 7.919
10-20-60 yd Dash 16 RYAN FULGHUM 1 1.835 3.011 7.224
10-20-60 yd Dash 17 STEVEN SPELL 1 1.947 3.262 8.011
10-20-60 yd Dash 18 ZUKER CAMPBELL 1 1.918 3.221 7.957
10-20-60 yd Dash 19 JORDAN DEAVER 1 1.787 3.025 7.448
10-20-60 yd Dash 20 WILL BUTLER 1 1.743 2.922 7.181
10-20-60 yd Dash 21 JOHN KELLEY 2 1.942 3.208 7.856
10-20-60 yd Dash 22 STAN OTT 2 1.784 3.01 7.463
10-20-60 yd Dash 23 NATHANIEL RUTLEDGE 1 1.674 2.793 6.754
10-20-60 yd Dash 24 KHASE WILLIS 1 1.902 3.14 7.583
10-20-60 yd Dash 25 AUSTIN WELSH 1 1.791 3.002 7.463
10-20-60 yd Dash 26 CASEY BAYNES 1 2.964 4.845 11.722
10-20-60 yd Dash 1 RYAN TOMLIN 1 1.857 3.071 7.57
10-20-60 yd Dash 2 ETHAN GRIMES 1 1.972 3.294 8.131
10-20-60 yd Dash 3 PRESTON MESSER 1 1.739 2.989 7.569
10-20-60 yd Dash 4 DYLAN HIGH 1 1.873 3.131 7.648
10-20-60 yd Dash 5 CLIFFORD SWANN 1 1.97 3.264 8.029
10-20-60 yd Dash 6 JAKE MANNY 1 1.982 3.337 8.503
10-20-60 yd Dash 7 ROE GALLAGHER 1 1.738 2.954 7.278
10-20-60 yd Dash 8 RYAN REUSE 1 1.981 3.261 7.977
10-20-60 yd Dash 9 BRYCE NEWMAN 1 1.957 3.278 8.255
10-20-60 yd Dash 10 DYLAN HEMBREE 1 1.657 2.867 7.043
10-20-60 yd Dash 11 TYLER COLTON 1 1.89 3.207 7.9
10-20-60 yd Dash 12 RILEY WATKINS 1 1.683 3.012 7.734
10-20-60 yd Dash 13 ANDREW PARKS 1 2.006 3.465 8.747
10-20-60 yd Dash 14 TYLER CALVERT 1 1.958 3.354 8.41
10-20-60 yd Dash 15 REID BOYETT 1 1.88 3.287 8.39
10-20-60 yd Dash 16 ANGEL ROMO 2 1.605 2.904 7.756
10-20-60 yd Dash 17 CODY CLARK 1 1.82 3.073 7.675
10-20-60 yd Dash 18 BRANTLEY RILEY 1 1.839 3.075 7.442
10-20-60 yd Dash 19 THEODORE BENDA 1 1.845 3.102 7.543
10-20-60 yd Dash 20 JUSTIN PORTER 1 1.757 2.922 6.999
10-20-60 yd Dash 21 JAMES JONES 1 1.88 3.17 7.691
10-20-60 yd Dash 22 TRISTIAN BARBER 1 1.787 2.985 7.308
10-20-60 yd Dash 23 CHANDLER MOON 1 1.706 2.957 7.546
10-20-60 yd Dash 24 ALEX FRIESEN 1 1.868 3.117 7.439
10-20-60 yd Dash 1 BRANDON ADAMS 1 1.806 3.049 7.637
10-20-60 yd Dash 2 SETH ROGERS 1 0 1.822 73.966
10-20-60 yd Dash 3 AUSTIN DOWNEY 1 1.92 3.102 7.58
10-20-60 yd Dash 4 JOSHUA MAHAND 1 63.713 65.408 137.442
10-20-60 yd Dash 1 LUKE DORRIETY 1 1.798 2.968 7.21
10-20-60 yd Dash 2 SETH ROGERS 1 1.912 3.164 7.969
10-20-60 yd Dash 1 JAKE BURTON 1 1.708 2.906 7.236
10-20-60 yd Dash 2 JOHN MICHAEL RILEY 1 1.725 2.869 7.018
10-20-60 yd Dash 3 JAMICHAEL ANGEL 1 1.88 3.213 8.195
10-20-60 yd Dash 4 JOSHUA LYMON 1 1.774 2.918 7.191
10-20-60 yd Dash 5 HUNTER MARTIN 1 1.859 3.1 7.684
10-20-60 yd Dash 6 3.47896E+11 RFID 1 1.834 3.075 7.571
10-20-60 yd Dash 7 DAVIS GASTON 1 1.825 3.097 7.849
10-20-60 yd Dash 8 BROOKS CONNER 1 1.777 3.004 7.411
10-20-60 yd Dash 9 BRANTLEY HOLDEN 1 1.797 2.988 7.375
10-20-60 yd Dash 10 JOSHUA WILKERSON 1 1.702 2.87 7.217
10-20-60 yd Dash 11 JAKE SMALLWOOD 1 1.773 3.025 7.54
10-20-60 yd Dash 12 JOHN HALE 1 1.873 3.129 7.628
10-20-60 yd Dash 13 HOUSTON KITTERMAN 1 1.834 3.066 7.564
10-20-60 yd Dash 14 KALEB BUSH 1 1.95 3.328 8.274
10-20-60 yd Dash 15 BRANDON REGISTER 1 1.699 2.916 7.299
10-20-60 yd Dash 16 PARKER ANDERSON 1 1.833 3.19 8.103
10-20-60 yd Dash 17 ANDREW EDDINS 1 1.933 3.317 8.507
10-20-60 yd Dash 18 LUKE NOLEN 1 1.905 3.218 8.014
10-20-60 yd Dash 19 3.47896E+11 RFID 1 1.957 3.264 8.034
10-20-60 yd Dash 20 IAN LUPO 1 1.835 3.043 7.391
10-20-60 yd Dash 21 KENNETH OVERBY 1 1.943 3.225 8.108
10-20-60 yd Dash 22 JAKOB HARRISON 1 1.818 3.058 7.506
10-20-60 yd Dash 23 JOHN KENNINGTON 1 1.772 2.998 7.319
10-20-60 yd Dash 24 JAMAL ALLEN 1 1.605 2.715 6.688
10-20-60 yd Dash 25 BRYCE LEWIS 1 1.849 3.064 7.443
10-20-60 yd Dash 26 BRAYTON BROWN 1 1.685 2.864 7.067
10-20-60 yd Dash 27 JOHN TODD WEEKS 1 1.882 3.202 7.885
10-20-60 yd Dash 28 BEN PERRY 1 1.998 3.458 8.898
10-20-60 yd Dash 29 JARROD KENNINGTON 1 1.722 2.936 7.278
10-20-60 yd Dash 30 JOHN HORTON 1 1.94 3.295 8.413
10-20-60 yd Dash 31 PATRICK REILLY 1 1.917 3.278 8.298
10-20-60 yd Dash 32 CALEB RODRIGUEZ 1 1.737 2.937 7.305
10-20-60 yd Dash 33 JACOB MASHBURN 1 1.712 2.88 7.095
10-20-60 yd Dash 34 NICK DUNSTON 1 1.807 3.006 7.361
10-20-60 yd Dash 35 GRAHAM YOUNG 1 1.778 3.001 7.494
10-20-60 yd Dash 36 CAYDEN SPARKS 1 1.719 3.024 7.767
10-20-60 yd Dash 37 TREVOR HOUSTON 1 1.712 2.856 7.013
10-20-60 yd Dash 38 NICHOLAS MCGEE 1 1.747 2.915 7.062
10-20-60 yd Dash 39 CURTIS WRIGHT 1 1.853 3.096 7.875
10-20-60 yd Dash 40 STRATTON WATT 1 1.852 3.136 7.712
10-20-60 yd Dash 41 COLLIN HUNTLEY 1 1.874 3.118 7.675
10-20-60 yd Dash 1 WALT BAILEY 1 1.802 2.983 7.283
10-20-60 yd Dash 2 CALEB RAGLAND 1 1.732 2.92 7.22
10-20-60 yd Dash 3 ETHAN CORUM 1 1.941 3.222 8.029
10-20-60 yd Dash 4 BRANDON MORRIS 1 1.785 3.017 7.68
10-20-60 yd Dash 5 KYLE DAVIS 1 2.083 3.457 8.691
10-20-60 yd Dash 6 SLADE TUCKER 1 1.781 2.985 7.318
10-20-60 yd Dash 7 DANIEL PATTON 1 1.816 3.022 7.323
10-20-60 yd Dash 8 JACOB PITTS 1 1.82 3.049 7.572
10-20-60 yd Dash 9 JALEN FORD 1 1.881 3.135 7.773
10-20-60 yd Dash 10 CLAYTON PHILLIPS 1 1.832 3.073 7.617
10-20-60 yd Dash 11 TYLER MCNIE 1 1.932 3.228 8.115
10-20-60 yd Dash 12 COOPER NORRIS 1 1.758 2.941 7.292
10-20-60 yd Dash 1 HUDSON HARTSFIELD 1 1.82 3.071 7.805
10-20-60 yd Dash 2 LASHAUN BORDEN 1 1.995 3.434 8.987
10-20-60 yd Dash 3 DEQUINCY BROWN 1 1.848 3.132 7.824
10-20-60 yd Dash 4 MAX YEAGER 1 2.012 3.365 8.445
10-20-60 yd Dash 5 LUCAS ALDAY 1 1.719 2.909 7.232
10-20-60 yd Dash 6 ZAKYE HOLIDAY 1 1.633 2.763 6.835
10-20-60 yd Dash 1 BRANDON WILKES 1 1.765 2.916 7.08
10-20-60 yd Dash 2 COLTON CLARK 1 1.757 2.944 7.358

HEART. MIND. SOUL. STRENGTH.


PUSH CASE STUDY : GODSPEED ELITE SPORTS ACADEMY

Importance of Core Strength for Increasing Speed and Power

By Austin Womack – STAQ Performance Coach

I’m going to go ahead and assume that you understand core strength is important. Ever wonder why your coaches make you do abs every workout? Every wonder why you always see those infomercials on TV promoting the latest and greatest product: The Bulletproof Ab Shredder 9000?

Because core strength is important! You hear this all the time.

The purpose of this article is to discuss exactly why increased core strength is directly related to increased speed and power. Let’s start with what the core is. My personal definition of the core is the spine, pelvis, and the musculature that surround those two structures.

The big focus of this article is:

1. how to get into a neutral spine/pelvis, and
2. how to keep that position throughout different movement variables.

A neutral spine is one that is not too kyphotic or lordotic in nature. A neutral pelvis is one that is not too anteriorly, posteriorly, or laterally tilted.
Postural-types
Once you understand what a neutral position is it is time to test this position against resisting external forces. Always start simple and progress from there. One of the simplest core positioning exercises is the plank. The plank is an anti-extension exercise meaning our core musculature is acting to resist the spine from going into lumbar extension. Once you’ve perfected the ability to control your spine/pelvis during an isometric exercise like the plank it is time to increase the difficulty of the exercise. This can be accomplished with a variety of exercises. Shoulder taps is a simple plank progression that we use to add a rotary stability component to planks. This progression forces the core to resist both extension and rotation.

There are many, many exercises you can to do build core strength and stability in this fashion. This article is going to focus more on the WHY and not the HOW, so to see more exercises you can check out our YouTube page (link) or just search terms like “anti-extension core exercises” on YouTube.

Why is this important when we are trying to build strength and power?

First, we have to understand that power comes from violent and efficient extension of the ankle, knee, and hips joints. You may be familiar the phrase “triple extension.” That’s exactly what we’re talking about here. This phrase is used often when dealing with Olympic lifting variations such as the clean and snatch. Triple extension is also a critical component to powerful movements like the vertical jump, broad jump, and top end speed.

When we’re talking about core stability and power working in conjunction the hip joint is the area we want to focus on. Athletes and coaches both need to be able to differentiate between hip flexion/extension and lumbar flexion/extension. When we get large ranges of motion through hip flexion/extension WITHOUT losing the position of our spine we increase our ability to produce and absorb force.

The problem is when we perform an exercise like a vertical jump and crank the lumbar spine into extension. This does two things.

1. It decreases the stability of our core because our spine is out of a neutral alignment.
2. It limits our ability to produce force because we are not getting full hip extension.

We know that the glutes are the main driver of hip extension, and we know that the hip extensors can produce much more force than the lumbar extensors. Most athletes have strong, adequate glutes so we just need to make sure that they are using them!

One exercise we use to promote this concept is hanging wall drill. Because the arms are overhead our body will have a tendency to fall into extension patterns. We want to resist this. This will automatically force the athletes focus on stabilizing the core and maintaining proper position throughout.

We also want to emphasize hip extension over lumbar extension, just like we talked about above. One cue we use to help the athlete focus on this is “don’t let your belt buckle point to the ground.” This cue helps the athletes kinesthetically understand that we don’t want the pelvis to tilt anteriorly, thus dumping them into lumbar extension.

The key is to understand that this is concept is effected by the athletes’ natural positions. Some athletes may be more kyphotic or lordotic in posture and so your cues will need to be adjusted accordingly. Find out if your athletes are more auditory or visual learners and give them cues that will get them into the best position to produce and absorb force. Ensuring that your athletes are paying attention to details like this is what makes a long-term development model successful.

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What I Ate Wednesday With Chase Prime

Let me introduce to you our next “What I Ate Wednesday” videographer:

Chase Prime, STAQ Performance Coach.

Chase has been training at Godspeed (When formerly RPM) for 9 years, way back when he was the only athlete being trained by Lance…in Lance’s basement. My how things have changed! 

He’s been employed by RPM/now Godspeed for 6 years and most enjoys the knowledge within the company and is currently pursuing a degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science from UAB, set to graduate Fall 2016.

“The educational backgrounds and experience each coach offers is the highest

you can provide to produce results in athletes and adults.

This is why Godspeed excels at being an Elite Training Facility.”

What staples are ALWAYS in your kitchen? 

The one item that is a must for my kitchen is to always have Monster Absolute Zero energy drinks on hand.. People have their coffee, I have my MONSTERS!  What a better way to receive energy and vitamins as well enjoy its delicious taste!

 What’s your favorite/most used kitchen tool(s)?

  I love to grill out on my Green Egg, so any tool I can use for grilling would probably be my favorite.
Do you count calories? Do you ever treat yourself?
I don’t count calories, but I do try to keep myself within the boundaries I set for myself. I always try to consume a source of lean protein, handful of greens, and a healthy carb. I typically will treat myself on the weekends with ice cream or Doritos. 
 
Why do you choose RivalUs?
Being competitive in activities that require drug testing, I know that rivalus is “informed choice” meaning the company has spent the money and research to make sure their products wont suspend any athlete who might be taking their supplants. This is the BIG reason why I choose RivalUs. Plus their products work! If you stay consistent in supplementation with a quality product, you will only see results!  
 
 
 Does eating healthy have to be a burden, expensive and boring?
I would say no, but it does have to be consistent!! Dieting/ eating healthy is HARD!
If it were easy America wouldn’t be the number 1 leader in the world for obesity among it’s citizens. My best advice is to have someone go through the process with you. Hold each other accountable and reward when its necessary and allowed.
That’s why we, your coaches at Godspeed, are here! Send us those food journals via Wodify!
 
What do you find the biggest misconception is in terms of reaching fitness/physical/nutrition goals?
 People need to realize that its a process. Adults/ athletes often want the unattainable within weeks, when it may take years. This comes with setting goals that are realistic for the individual. Set short term, half term, and long terms goals for yourself. Focus on the short term to build a foundation for the long term goals.  Athletes accomplishing their goals is a motivation booster.
So, my advice is to remind athletes/adults that its a process. A process that could take time, but putting in the work/hours is only going to better yourself mentally and most of all physically, and that may be better than the original long term goal itself.  

What I Ate Wednesday With Austin Womack

Hi there! It’s good to see you back for the second video in this series!

This video, you’ll be seeing what Godspeed Performance Coach, Austin Womack likes to eat for his delight and his weight room “GAINZ.”

Before we get this show started, let’s get to know Austin a bit better, shall we?

10 Facts You Should Know About Austin:

1. Proud graduate and former baseball player for Hendrix College (Conway, AR).

2. When he wasn’t on the dirt diamond, he pursued and received a BS in Kinesiology.

3. He decided he wanted some more letters following his name and is currently pursuing his Masters in Human Performance and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA).

4. When in Kansas City, his favorite food of choice is “Kansas City BBQ,” it’s for the “GAINZ.”

5. That’s right, “GAINZ.”

6. Favorite Birmingham food is TBD…he’s open to suggestions!

7. Odds are if you catch him working out (or simply follow him on Instagram @WomackStrength) you’re most likely to see him working on deadlifts, his favorite exercise.

8. What you won’t likely find him doing? Running around the turf timing his 400 meter sprints or leading a step aerobic class…the man hates cardio.

9. However, if you’re nervous about your next dance party, he can teach you how to Dougie. Go on, ask him, make him prove it!

10. Ok, gals, get ready for this one. When asked to name his hero, he said, wait for it, his MOM. Awwwwwwww!

(Austin, you’re welcome in advance for all the ladies now headed your way.)

Let’s take just one more minute and read what Austin had to say for the Q&A portion!

We’re in your apartment, I take it upon myself to grab a drink from the fridge…what am I guaranteed to always find?

You will always find bacon and eggs in my fridge. Always. And in no way is that depressing.

What do you find is the biggest misconception with nutrition, fitness and meeting goals, whether it’s toning, losing weight, adding muscle, etc?

The biggest misconception is that it’s hard. It’s actually simple. If you want to lose weight, for example, just take in less calories than you’re expending. The trick is consistency, but that’s what we, your coaches, are here for: to help you maintain a consistent effort for your goals. Don’t be afraid to use us for accountability!

 I noticed some RivalUs supplement(s) in the video, what made you choose those?

I choose Powder Burn for a pre-workout supplement because it gives me the energy to power through my workouts. It also helps me get focused and ready to mentally push myself. I choose the Clean Gainer for a post-workout shake supplement, because 1. It helps me reach my caloric and protein goals, and 2. It tastes fantastic. Seriously, it might be the best tasting protein I’ve ever had.

You’re young, busy, and likely on a budget. So, riddle me this: Does eating healthy have to be expensive?

Of course not. You just have to be strategic and plan ahead. When you don’t prepare and plan your meals, you’re most likely to splurge and get something you don’t need, both from a health and budget stand point. Make a grocery list only of what you need and stick to it.

 Thanks for reading and viewing! Please let us know what topics you’d like us to cover in video and writing format!
Sincerely,
Godspeed Staff
 

What I Ate Wednesday With Blake Prime

Hello Wednesday! 

We at Godspeed want to give you at Godspeed a visual nutritional peek into a day in the life of our coaches.

Ever wondered how Blake got to look like, well, Blake? Those arms though. Curious how Chase gets those gams or how Austin looks like a miniature version of Lance?

Good, we thought you’d be interested! Video one of this series is with Coach Blake and we think you’ll like what you see!

Check out this video:

Wasn’t that a great video?!

Aww, now we’re blushing…but we’re not done yet…

We also took a moment to sit down with Blake and dig a little deeper, ask some questions that inquiring minds would like to know, so keep reading to learn more:

If we were to stop by your house unannounced (which reminds me, I’ve been meaning to invite myself over), what would we always find in your pantry/fridge?

Lean protein (chicken, steak, fish)
Lots of greens (spinach, broccoli, brussel sprouts)
Peanut butter (white chocolate wonderful, skippy all natural super chunk)
Avocados, olive oil
RivalUs Protein powder with 2% milk to mix
Sweet potatoes, quinoa
Rice cakes, raw almonds, carrots, hummus

Have you found a common misconception (we know people be crazy) linked to nutrition and reaching desired fitness goals?

I’d have to say there’s two common misconceptions:
First, I think nutrition is incredibly overlooked in relation to meeting fitness goals. I see so many individuals who give it their all 7 days/week in the gym, but simply due to their lack of focus on nutrition, they don’t see desired results. Nutrition is to Fitness like Thrusters are to Fran (you’re favorite lady). You can’t have one without the other. Nutrition either helps your body prepare for workouts and the recovery following or it doesn’t, it’s as simple as that.

Second, the term “cheat meal” is incredibly misused. If I’ve seen it once, I’ve seen it 1,000 times! Clients will eat so well during the week only to go into “all you can eat mode” starting 5 o’clock Friday evening. They think congratulating themselves on a job well done with burgers, fries, drinks, ice cream, etc., isn’t a big deal. It so is. Every time, they overload on calories through the weekend, starting their next week off already in caloric overload, ultimately not seeing the results they desire.

So, do you have a plan for us 5 o’clock Friday Food Party attendees? (My fingers are crossed!)

Solution? Yes, I’ve found two weeks to be a magical number. Go two weeks without cheating and you’ll find that your insatiable desire to cheat has lessened substantially. Accountability is key! (Hint: submit your food journals!)

(I’m not saying no cheats ever, I’m saying no cheats for two weeks, then we’ll talk)

Why/How do you choose your supplements. There’s SO many out there and I immediately break out in a cold sweat just walking into GNC or down the protein aisle at Walmart! Supplement Overload! SOS!

Well, I’ve tried a LOT of supplements in my 33 years. After testing multiple types and brands through Godspeed, we’ve narrowed it down to one, RivalUs. It’s what’s on the shelf in the facility and it’s what’s on the shelf in my home. Why? Because I believe it’s the best. Here’s why:

-#1 supplement taken by professional athletes
-all of the products taste good
-backed by expert research
-backed by independent third party testing (Informed Choice)
-truly has taken my training to the next level

It can be overwhelming, so find me and ask me your questions, I’ll work with you to decide what you should take when and why. Educating is key!

That’s a wrap! Stay tuned for the next episode of “What I Ate Wednesday With…”

Let us know of any questions you’d like answered as well and until next time,

Godspeed.

STAQ Summer

STAQ Summer