Creatine Before vs After Workouts, Stretching Overrated, Caffeine Placebo w. John Fawkes (ep 39)

Creatine Before vs After Workouts, Stretching Overrated, Caffeine Placebo w. John Fawkes (ep 39)

Written by Erik Levi, FNTP — Updated on June 9, 2021

This episode with John Fawkes is all about optimizing fitness.  John and I discuss simple fitness hacks that can boost your workout results and the overall mind-body connection.

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About John Fawkes

John Fawkes is a Los Angeles-based health and physique coach who helps people simultaneously build muscle and get leaner, while also living a healthier lifestyle.  He has certifications from Precision Nutrition and the NSCA.  John is the owner of JohnFawkes.com and managing editor at The Unwinder.

Topics Discussed

  • Managing Editor of the-unwinder.com
  • Johnfawkes.com
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Stretching overrated
  • Listening to Loud music could be as effective as warming up
  • Pre-Workout protein
  • Caffeine as a pre-workout
  • The volume of training is the impetus of muscle growth
  • Creatine 5g 2x/day is highly effective
  • Creatine absorbs post-workout + sugar
  • Caffeine can interfere w. Absorption of creatine
  • Vitamin D3, Fish oil, Zinc,
  • Zinc taste test
  • Magnesium glycinate, Mg Threonate
  • Must test
  • Daylio app
  • Importance of Journaling
  • Most people not eating enough protein during breakfast.. leads to overeating in the day.
  • 26 mins – Breakfast rant
  • Fasting
  • The post-workout Feeding window is longer than most people think
  • Glycemic Index
  • Hot foods have a higher GI than cool foods
  • Lumen
About the author:

Erik Levi, FNTP

Erik Levi is a co-founder of HolisticNootropics.com and a certified holistic nutritional therapy practitioner.

As an NTP Erik takes a nutrition first approach to health. He has worked with many different people to help them use nutrition to optimize their quality of life.

Erik believes that mental health is a physiological process and cognitive enhancement is not something that can be achieved by just taking some pills with good Amazon reviews.

Instead, true cognitive enhancement comes with the right balance of nutrients, movement, and gratitude. Erik continues to stay up to date with the most current nootropic and holistic health research and promises to deliver the best solutions possible.

You can check out his personal health blog/podcast/YouTube Channel all under the name Holistic A-Hole.

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