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!
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,