Workout Nutrition Infographic

Filed under: General Health, Nutrition, Training

A few weeks ago I wrote a comprehensive article for Precision Nutrition on appropriate nutrition protocols for working out and competing in athletic events. It was incredibly well received and gave general and specific outlines on what YOU should eat around your specific training and needs. Read it here.

Now, this was like a 4,000 word article. It went into great depth, and covered a lot of ground. But I also realize that not everyone is interested in reading 4,000 words. They just want to know what to do, and how to do it. The most practical takeaways.

So with that in mind, we came up with an awesome infographic that distills those 4,000 words down into an easy to understand and apply format. Here is a small screen shot of what it looks like:

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It is based both on your body type (which is a general proxy for genetics, metabolism and carb tolerance) as well as your goals (which tends to cover your activity levels). Now clearly this can’t be entirely comprehensive, but it does give you a fantastic starting point for how to eat around your training and competition to give you the best results possible.

Go here to see the full infographic.

We also provide a fully printable version of the infographic to boot!

Before I take off to Winnipeg for the weekend (I am presenting at the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association 48th National Conference), I wanted to also let you know that Mike Robertson’s fantastic Bulletproof Athlete is $50 off until midnight this Sunday.

I don’t endorse too many products, but Mike consistently puts out top-notch content, and this product is his best yet.

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In case you’re unfamiliar with the product, here’s a brief overview of what you’ll find in the Bulletproof Athlete training system:

  • 16-weeks of done-for-you training programs. Mike has written all of your workouts for the next 16-weeks. All you have to do is show up and train!
  • 3 Programs for 1 Price! This is not a one-size-fits-all training program, so he created three workouts that you can choose from to determine which is best for you given your needs, goals, and time available to train.
  • 160+ Exercises in the Video Database. Mike also coaches and cues every exercise in the program to make sure you’re doing things right. No guessing on how to perform movements – just follow along and you’re good to go!
  • Weekly Nutrition and Recovery challenges. Every week you get a nutrition and recovery goal to help you build solid habits. After all, it’s not how hard you train, it’s how fast you recover that’s important!

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Posted on May 30th, 2014 by Brian St. Pierre


  1. Chris Says:

    Brian, how do these guidelines apply to someone who trains early in the morning?

  2. Brian St. Pierre Says:

    Hi Chris,

    Good question. As usual, it depends.

    If you like to train fasted, then that is cool. But you will need to eat sooner after finishing than if you train in a fed state.

    If you want to have a little something before training close to your session (due to time), then you can make a shake or smoothie using those same portion guidelines, just simply cutting them in half (approximately).

    Hope that helps.

  3. The Home of BSP Training & Nutrition » Blog Archive » Does Nutrient Timing Still Matter? Says:

    […] alluded to earlier. This is especially true in respect to timing your intake around your training (which I covered here). This is a great visual depiction of what I am talking […]

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