Following on from Geoff’s post last month about his training and nutrition, here are some of Josh’s thoughts.
I may be a little blasé with this but it is a true picture.These days with social media and everyone’s easy access to health information on the internet, it makes me double think about what I eat. Fuck, no wonder the average joe can’t figure out whether or not to eat paleo or not or whether they will die from having one single percy pig (personally not a fan).
What I do do is look at what I have eaten and what I need to eat in the round. If I need more carbs I eat more carbs. If more fat then eat fat. Protein is a given in my world (aim for 2-3 x lean body mass in grams). Then I go off what fuel I will need today and tomorrow, depending on workouts and what phase I am at in training. Now don’t get me wrong I don’t sit down amd weight every ounce of food I eat. If I did I would have no time for Playstation. Yes, I’m a gamer or noob if you are in the loop.
Training has been something I have done pretty much consistently since I was in my teens. I’ve done ultra marathons, marathons, triathlons, half ironmans, adventure races, and CrossFit comps. In the past I have taken this really seriously but now a days I train for life. Yeh sure I have goals and ambitions that I strive to hit. I work hard when I work and I rest well when I rest (just ask the Mrs) and I have a coach as I have done for the past 5 years – I believe this not only gives you a different perspective but also gives you motivation to become better. If I can be a better version of myself then this will rub off to those around me like dandruff.
Nutrition is a funny thing. I like flat whites and I definitely love an Anzac and Curio Cabal will vouch for this. Although sometimes what I want to eat and what I end up eating are different things. I eat mostly meat / nuts / fruits for breakfast. Meats and veg for the rest of the day. Yes, I include rice. Sometimes even bread *shoot me now*. No I don’t post them on Facebook for everyone to see but I do eat it. I eat butter like its cheese. Just ask the guys. I eat for health and performance. I see it like this. If I eat it will it make me run like shit? Yes = don’t eat it. No = Go to town. Don’t get me wrong, if you have a specific goal then you need to rein this shit in and get tight. Tight, like a camel’s arse in a sandstorm.
Yes I do supplement but this is just like my foods. I take what I need and when I need it. Daily I stick to Fish Oils, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin D and Probiotic. As for performance I will rotate depending on what I am doing. This could be anything from Coq10, BCAA, UCAN and Protein Powders. Seems like a lot but again I take it when I need it.
What I don’t do is whinge about what I didn’t do or what I missed out on. Nor do I compare myself to others. Although if I can beat the boys I’m just that little bit happier. We are who we want to be. If we want to be better then strive to be better. Don’t whine about it and bring everyone around you down. Excuses are for shit blokes.
Favourite Foods: Cheese Cake and a good bit of steak.
A1. Deadlifts Trap Bar 6 x 2,2,2,1,1,1
B1. Db Split Squats 4 x 8-10 @ 20×0
B2. Leg Curls 4 x 10-12 @ 21×0
C1. Db Hack Squats 4 x 8-10 @ 30×0
C2. 45* Hypers w/weights 4 x 10-12 @ 21×0
A1. Floor Press DB 5 x 10 @ 20×0
A2. Neutral Grip Low Row 5 x 10 @ 20×0
A3. Incline Dumbbell Fly 5 x 12 @ 20×0
A4. Bent Over Db Rows 5 x 10 @ 20×0
A5. Push-ups 5 x 15 @ 20×0
A6. Pull-downs 5 x 10 @ 20×0
A-1 Box Squat 6 x 3,2,2,1,1,1 @ 32×0
B1 GHR 4 x 5-7 @ 21×0
B2 Step Up 4 x 6-8 @ 21×0
C1 Leg Press 3 x 10-12 @ 30×0
C2 Toe Press 3 x 8-10 @ 2110
A1. Triceps Extensions 5 x 10 @ 20×0
A2. Scott Curls 5 x 10 @ 20×0
A3. Lateral raises 5 x 10 @ 20×0
A4. Bentover Lateral raise 5 x 10 @ 20×0
A5. Hammer Curls 5 x 8 @ 20×0
A6. Push-downs 5 x 8 @ 20×0
A1. Snatch Balance 5 x 4-6
B1. Seated Good morning 5 x 7-9 @ 20×0
B2. Front Step-upd 5 x 8-10 @ 20×0
C1. Hanging Leg raise 4 x 8-10 @ 30×0
C2. 180* back Extensions 4 x 10-12 @ 21×0