Trainer Talks: Supplementing your diet

Hey friends! Today I am sharing episode 2 from one of my new Trainer Talks series. Here I sit down with my well-read, super knowledgable and extremely fit personal trainer, Jon McDowell and talk about a topic that you have asked me about a lot. Last time, Jon shared his knowledge about some frequently asked clean eating questions. Today, we are talking all about Supplements and protein powders. Jon fills me in on why we should all be including supplements into our health + fitness regiment, even if (like me) you already eat your veggies and eat plenty of protein. Jon also covers the basic supplements that he recommends everyone should incorporate into their diet and why. Plus, he talks a little on Protein Powders and adding extra protein to your diet. 

Jon has always encouraged me to include supplements into my regiment but, to be honest, the ones he gave me months ago were sitting in my pantry collecting dust. After our conversation, I realized that I needed to step up my supplement game and I’ve been taking them like a champ! I can already tell a big difference in adding the magnesium supplements to my nighttime routine and am feeling more energized and like I am performing better in the gym. 

I recommend you doing your research to make your own informed decision about which supplements you should incorporate into your daily routine. Jon nor I claim to be doctors or specialists on this front. Jon, however, has done a lot of research and been to a ton of continuing education courses about this topic and is sharing his knowledge with us. If you have any health conditions, you should absolutely speak to your doctor before adding supplements to your diet.

Thanks to Jon for taking the time to share his knowledge with us. Special thanks to Stu Conroy for producing this video and sharing his hilarious humor with us! I am glad you guys can laugh at my extremely awkward behind the scenes moments. So bad!! haha.

Brands of Vitamins that Jon Recommends: ATP Labs, Designs For Health, and Thorne Research.

Let Jon and I know in the comments below what other topics you’d like for us to cover on our next episode of TRAINER TALKS!

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    October 19, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    Such great information! I am wondering if my progress is stalled because I tend to eat more protein on lifting days and less on rest days. Now that I heard Jon talk about Anabolic Resistance (I’m 52, but have been active all my life, first as a gymnast and then right on to lifting since I was 20) and the effect that resistance training has on protein synthesis I think I may need to rearrange my protein. So, should I opt for 30 grams per meal x3 (2.5 g lucine) on training or non training days? I’ve been stuck at the same physical weight and training weights for a few months now.

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