As you Biolayne readers and athletes begin to get into off season mode, there are major perks to look forward to, such as:

  • More food…hence carbs
  • You don’t have to worry about having shredded abs at pool parties or at beaches
  • You get to eat like a lineman
  • Have some brewskis with the fellas or happy hour cocktails with the girls
  • Cut down cardio or cut it out completely
  • Lift heavy ass weights
  • Wear warm clothes

And enhance your physiques basically anywhere from 4-24 months depending on your own personal goals.

Though a lot of people will think off-season is as simple as just eating a shit load of food and lifting heavy weights, it’s just not that simple folks.

In this article we will give you 5 Nutrition Strategies to Tip-Off your Off-Season that’ll help you and especially deep into off season.

We promise you will try one of these tips and then thank us later.

Alright, back straight, shoulders square, neck neutral, note pad out, protein shake by your side…Let’s roll.

 

1. Shakes Over Solid Meals?

We know a lot of you have heard that solid meals are better than shakes and vice versa, we get it, we’ve heard this to. So we wanted to know the real answer ourselves and we came across an interesting study in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism that showed consuming a liquid meal in the form of shakes resulted in an increased thermic effect of food (thermogenisis) compared with a solid meal (bars).

Now, there are obviously some limitations in this study, there’s not much data on this subject, and we’re not going to go as far as saying that shakes are better than solid meals and vice versa. But, the results are very interesting here and the most likely explanation for an increased thermic effect of food from a liquid meal is the fact that liquids empty from the stomach faster than solids and therefore would be expected to be absorbed more quickly.

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