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Episode 58: Using Heart Rate Zones During Training, Deload Weeks, Protein Shakes, and Best Nutrition Science Books

podcast Oct 02, 2020

In this episode, Rachel breaks down heart rate zones and how to use them during a workout, how to successfully incorporate a deload week to prevent burnout, favorite protein powders and more! 

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Todays Questions:

  • When tracking heart rate during cardio, is the benefit in keeping the heart rate up for a period of time or being able to rev it up and take it down efficiently that's making the most impact? 
  • How often do you take a deload week when you’re lifting to gain muscle? Do you eat differently during the deload week?
  • Do you recommend protein shakes for someone new to keto? If so, which one?
  • Best nutritional science books?

Top Takeaways:

  • A simple formula to use to calculate your max heart rate
  • The different heart rate zones and how to use them
  • Rachels recommendation on when it’s time to take a deload week
  • A list of tasty ways to use your protein powder... other than shakes
  • Top nutrition science book must haves 

Show Notes:



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Rachel Gregory (@rachelgregory.cns) is a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Author of the best-selling book, 21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge. She received her Master’s Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami.

Rachel helps her clients transform their lives by starting with the physical (body), realizing the power of the mental (mindset), and ultimately gaining massive confidence that bleeds into every aspect of their lives (family, relationships, work, etc.).







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