Food and Fluid Strategies for OCR Athletes

Food and Fluid Strategies for OCR Athletes

A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to host a Facebook Live event on the OCR Strong Facebook page, where I spent about an hour discussing food and fluid strategies for OCR athletes.   During the live session I answered questions and covered pre-race and...
Is Keto Good for OCR Athletes?

Is Keto Good for OCR Athletes?

The keto health craze is here!   And if you’re wondering whether you should try it or not (especially if you’re an OCR athlete), you need to read this!   The idea behind the diet’s popularity is that it can literally train your body to burn fat as fuel. This...
BCAAs for OCR Athletes

BCAAs for OCR Athletes

What are BCAAs?   Protein is made up of building blocks called amino acids. Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) include leucine, isoleucine and valine. They provide the basis for protein synthesis and energy production and can make up to one-third of muscle...
Fat Loss During the Build Cycle

Fat Loss During the Build Cycle

Last week I shared with you what the build cycle is and how to fuel for it as an OCR athlete. I will continue to focus on this training cycle for the next few weeks, with today’s focus on fat loss.   I’m being contacted regularly by athletes when they are 4-12...
Fueling for the Build Cycle

Fueling for the Build Cycle

As I’ve previously written about, nutrition for OCR athletes is not static. Your nutritional requirements will fluctuate throughout the year as you go through each of the training cycles.  The training cycles vary in specificity, volume and intensity, which means...

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