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WEEK 4- ATHLETE’S PLATE

Sports nutrition for the everyday athlete centers around general healthy eating using the athlete’s plate. Athletes should treat each meal as an opportunity to help them reach their goals. One day at a time, one plate at a time. The Athlete’s Plate consists of ½ fruits and veggies, ¼ protein, ¼ high quality carbohydrates. We …

WEEK 3- PROTEIN TO REBUILD

We athletes use protein to rebuild and repair muscle after workouts. When we workout we make microscopic tears in our muscle fibers. Protein is made up of amino acids that are are used to fill those gaps in the fibers, building new proteins into the muscle fibers, strengthening them. This amazing macronutrient allows us to …

WEEK 2- ELECTROLYTES TO HYDRATE

Being properly hydrated is the easiest way to improve performance and how you feel today! Drinking enough water and getting enough electrolytes can keep you sharp and focused through a long day. Being optimally hydrated will help you in a number of ways. It helps you regulate body heat, improves your ability to recover from …

WEEK 1- CARBS TO FUEL

Carbohydrates are our main source of fuel for muscle and brain during intense exercise. They also spare muscles from being broken down to be used for energy. Studies have shown that we perform better in athletic events when properly fueling with enough carbs. If we don’t get enough, we can feel sluggish and hit a …

ATHLETE INSIDE- WEEK 4

Week 4: Finish off Strong! Going into this final week, it’s time to see what our bodies can do and put everything we’ve learned over the past few weeks together! Circuits will get a little longer and a little harder. Try to really push yourself this last week! Make every rep count!   The final …

ATHLETE INSIDE- WEEK 3

Week 3: Find a Friend! This week things get a little tougher as we increase the sets and reps, so go get yourself a friend- find someone who will motivate you so you can push each other! Having the support of someone else as you go through this challenge is huge- a great athlete has …

ATHLETE INSIDE- WEEK 2

WEEK 2: LET’S SEE YOU MOVE! This week incorporates some higher levels of movement, adding in more difficult versions of the exercises performed last week. If at any point you feel that you can’t perform the exercise, just modify it to something you can do- if you can’t do a bounce squat, just do a …

ATHLETE INSIDE- WEEK 1

WORK IT OUT: WHAT TO EXPECT This challenge is all about finding the athlete in all of us! No matter your age or fitness level, there is an athlete inside. If you are new to working out or just haven’t worked out in a while, focus on completing the workouts 4x a week. If you are advanced …

ATHLETE INSIDE- EXERCISE DESCRIPTIONS

Everything you need to know to maximize each exercise. Movement breakdowns, tips on proper form and insight into what your body should be feeling so you know you’re on the right track.  WEEK 1 EXERCISES: Body Weight Squat: Start: Feet wide outside shoulder width apart Action: Squat down until thighs are parallel with the ground, …

YOU DON’T EAT ENOUGH TO LOSE WEIGHT

YES, YOU READ THAT TITLE CORRECTLY.  If you have been on one diet after another in an effort to try to lose those last 5 or 10 pounds, or perhaps losing some weight only to gain all of it back plus some bonus, then it is highly likely that you have damaged your metabolism via …

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