A member of our 6 Week Challenge asked me for good options for paleo post workout snacks. Whey protein is out so you have either egg protein powder, collagen or beef protein powder you can get from the vitamin shop. Mixed with some fruits would be perfect.

Other options are:

Proteins

Grass-fed jerky Packets or easy-open cans of water-packed tuna, salmon and sardines 

Pre-cooked frozen shrimp (easy to thaw under running water) 

Pre-cooked steak or chicken sliced into easy strips

Nitrate-free sliced turkey

Hard boiled eggs

Meatballs made from pastured turkey, beef, lamb, etc. 

Fuel for fire – mixed carbs and protein

 

Carbs

Pre-cooked sweet potatoes and squash (baked, roasted, cut into chips and roasted, etc.) 

Carrot sticks  

Veggies – salad, cucumbers, peppers, celery, radishes (these veggies are pretty low in carbs) 

Fresh fruit – not the best option given that excessive fructose overloads the liver (general consensus would be to eat berries, apples, pears, melons) 

 

Fats

 

Unsweetened coconut chips/flakes (best brand) 

Avocado

Raw coconut meat

Coconut oil

Olives

Nuts – not the best choice because they are high in omega-6s which are inflammatory and become oxidized leading to free radicals when they are roasted (same hold true for almond flour in baked goods) 

Trail mix – make your own with coconut flakes and nuts (in moderation, see above) 

 

 

Hope this helps you all feed your muscles post workout,

Coach Graham & Professor Hercules

 

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Five sets of:
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Rest 2-3 minutes

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30 seconds of Ring Dips (or Push ups)
Rest 30 seconds
30 seconds of Box Jumps (24″/20″)
Rest 30 seconds
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Rest 90 seconds

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