Nutrition Archives - Juggernaut Training Systems

  • The Science of Compliance

    By Mike Mastell | In Diet, Lose Fat | on July 22, 2014

    Of late I have noticed an increased concentration on nutrition in the strength sports community. A lot of guys aren’t buying into the “mass moves mass” ideology anymore, and we’re seeing some real freaks in the lighter classes. Guys are moving some serious weights only to stand at the top of the podium with a […]

  • The Laws of Optimizing Body Composition

    By Michael Israetel | In Build Muscle, Diet, Lose Fat, Recovery | on July 2, 2014

    Strength athletes know the importance of having more muscle, and the leaner you are, the more muscle you can carry while staying at the top of your weight class. Luckily, the study of sports nutrition has revealed what are likely the three most powerful changes that you can make to your diet to drop body […]

  • Nutrition for Maximizing Recovery

    By Juggernaut | In Supplement Reviews | on March 19, 2014

    by Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Getting stronger isn’t just about what we do in the gym. What we do after we step out of the weight room is just as important. Going to the gym is essential for strength gains, sure, but if we neglect our recovery, our gains will not be optimized, and our future […]

  • Become Your Own Nutrition Coach: Part II

    By Nate Winkler | In Diet | on November 6, 2013

    The wait is over, Part II of Become Your Own Nutrition Coach is finally here. In Part I, we discussed a number of introductory points, ending with the beginning of the Four Pillars I use to create my nutrition programs: Sex, Goals, and Body Type. You must understand where you’re coming from in order to […]

  • Performance Nutrition Encyclopedia

    By Juggernaut | In Build Muscle, Diet, Lose Fat | on October 10, 2013

    Confused by all the conflicting nutrition information you see? Sick of misinformation about nutrition? Want to look, feel and perform better?!   The Performance Nutrition Encyclopedia is a comprehensive manual for all things performance nutrition. No longer will you have to search through multiple websites and journals to find what you’re looking for, the PNE […]

  • Dieting for the Female Powerlifter

    By Caitlyn Trout | In Diet | on September 19, 2013

    In a strength sport such a powerlifting, there are numerous factors that dictate how well you perform in competition. Sleep, training regimen, recovery, nutrition, and supplementation are just a few that affect the success of a competitor’s training cycle. In this article I will focus on the nutrition aspect of the sport but more specifically, […]

  • Optimal Nutrition for Strength Performance

    By jordan syatt | In Build Muscle, Diet, Lose Fat | on August 30, 2013

    If your diet sucks you’ll never reach your true strength potential. I don’t care how “effective” your training program is, how badly you want to succeed, or how good your genetics are. If you want to be as strong as possible you need to get your nutrition dialed in. This doesn’t mean you need to […]

  • The Little Things

    By Michael Israetel | In Diet, Lose Fat | on August 29, 2013

    “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” “Just focus on the basics.” There seems to be a trend in the fitness community of emphasizing the fundamentals while downplaying the particulars. I’m not sure if this is a recent trend, or if it has always been around to a similar extent. Diets trends such as “If it fits […]

  • Conditioning Versus Training

    By paul nobles | In Crossfit Training | on August 26, 2013

      Unless you follow my blog,, you probably don’t know who I am.  Since Chad asked me to write an article for JTS, I am going to ask you guys to assume that I have some idea of what I’m talking about which saves us a long introduction that frankly isn’t all that interesting.  […]

  • Dan Green On…

    By Juggernaut | In Diet, Powerlifting, Squat | on August 21, 2013

    Recorded a ton of videos with World Record holder Dan Green during a recent Train With A Juggernaut event at his gym Boss Barbell Club. Check some out… Dan Green on his athletic background… Dan Green on nutrition… Dan Green on 3 Common Mistakes in the Front Squat…

  • Perfection: Enemy of the Good When it Comes to Nutrition

    By Jen Keck | In Diet | on August 12, 2013

    Perfection: Enemy of the Good When it Comes to Nutrition   A couple of years ago I was following a really regimented nutrition plan. After many months my willpower began to wane, as it often seems to do with so many of us, and I was sneaking extras, preferably dark chocolate pecans if I had […]

  • Which Diet Is Right For You?

    By Molly Galbraith | In Diet | on August 5, 2013

    With a slew of popular diets and their respective zealots floating around the internet, it can be very confusing trying to figure out what the “best” diet is.  Let me say right off the bat, that I don’t think that there is one “best” diet.  The “best” diet for each person is the one where […]

  • Become Your Own Nutrition Coach: Part I

    By Nate Winkler | In Diet, Lose Fat | on July 30, 2013

    Helping an athlete reach their body composition and performance goals aren’t my main areas of focus when designing a nutrition plan. Surprised? Structuring your nutrition in such a way that enables you to burn fat or get stronger is simple. My plans allow for strength gains, fat loss, and improved sleep, brain & endocrine function […]

  • Brandon Lilly and Paul Carter continue their awesome series covering all sorts of things lifting in life. In this, the 3rd part of the series, they cover nutrition. Brandon and Paul, 310 and 265 pounds respectively, both are extremely lean for their sizes. Learn how they build a body that not only is strong, but […]

  • Performance Nutrition

    By Josh Thigpen | In Build Muscle, Diet, Lose Fat | on June 18, 2013

    We humans are fascinating creatures. We will spend tons of money on things we don’t need, but when it comes to the most important thing to spend money on, we more often chose to skimp out on buying quality foods. Strength athletes, and athletes in general are no exception to this rule. We spend money […]

  • JTS Classic: Game Day Nutrition

    By Nate Winkler | In Diet | on May 7, 2013

    There are few days in the year more important than ‘Game Day’ for athletes, if any.  Every month away from season is spent preparing, training, dieting, and dreaming of what will happen next season, when all the hard work culminates in dominating performances.  Making all that pain, practice and sacrifice worth it a 100X over.  […]

  • Tales of the Self-Saboteur

    By Jen Keck | In Diet, Lose Fat | on March 26, 2013

    You’ve been killin’ it. Eating well and training smart, and you can feel your body changing. A couple of weeks go by and some sneaky thoughts start to weasel their way into your brain, all prefaced with those four dirty little words of “I’ve been so good…”  I’ve been so good that I deserve this […]

  • You: The Only Thing That Works

    By Nate Winkler | In Diet, Lose Fat | on March 4, 2013

    There are great articles out there promising people major fat loss by making minor changes, but no real results ever happen. Why? No one is addressing the actual cause of fat gain/loss: poor hormone management. Adopting a training and nutritional program that works synergistically to reeducate your hormones will improve everything about your performance, physique, […]

  • PR Smashing Nutrition

    By Nate Winkler | In Diet, Squat | on January 24, 2013

    The most overlooked and misunderstood aspect of max effort lifting is nutrition. What you eat and when you eat it can impact your ability to express your strength more than any other variable. Subtle changes in your diet will allow you to pull, press, and push more than ever, and I’m gonna explain them. Many […]

  • Team Juggernaut Roundtable, Part 2-Recovery

    By Juggernaut | In Recovery | on November 29, 2012

    In Part 2 of the Team Juggernaut Roundtable discussion, Chad Wesley Smith, Brandon Lilly, Brad Little and Ryan Brown of Team Juggernaut, along with Mike Tuchscherer, Jim Laird and Corey Hayes discuss how to promote proper recovery through well managed training, proper nutrition and utilizing various recovery modalities. Watch, Learn and SHARE…

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