Nutrition is the primary driver of improving performance, period. Exercise creates the environment for muscle growth and strength gains, but without proper balance of protein, carbs, and fats, your progress will be nominal.
TRAINING FOR THE TRINITY COMBINE
TRAIN SMARTER...AND HARDER
Use The Trinity Combine as a chance to sharpen good training habits and boot bad ones. Rest and proper recovery through diet are going to be your biggest variables. Strive for a full 8 hours of sleep every night in a totally dark room. To gain muscle tone, consume 1 gram protein daily for every pound of body weight. As a supplement to animal/vegetable protein, consider protein shakes at morning rise, within 40 minutes following a workout, or just before bed to ensure maximum intake into your system. For a detailed overview on the importance of nutrition and specific meal plans, see Dr. Jim Stoppani's 'Shortcut to Shred' nutrition plan HERE.
DAY BEFORE & MORNING OF THE COMBINE
In the day leading up to The Trinity Combine, eat full meals high in lean protein and carbohydrates, both simple and complex (think broccoli and pasta). Make sure to drink plenty of water, at least 8-10 full glasses. Your cells remember how much water they are capable of storing, so flood them full of fluids the day before so that you can stay hydrated during the event.
The morning of the Combine, continue drinking lots of water, and have a full breakfast high in carbohydrates and good fats (think nuts and avocado) to keep your stomach full as far into the day as possible.