• Misbah Haque

Athlete Daily | Nutrition Series: Habits From Over 13 Elite Athletes and Coaches

Brittany and April Ghiroli are the founders of Athlete Daily, where they bridge together the best practices in nutrition, powerlifting, weightlifting, and functional fitness. They drop some knowledge today by sharing some of what they’ve learned from interviewing a variety of elite coaches and athletes. These ladies have a way of bringing out what makes top performers tick.


Brittany Ghiroli has nearly 10 years of media experience. She has appeared nationally on ESPN, NBC, MLB Network and CBS and written for the CrossFit Games, USA Today, Box Magazine, ESPN the Magazine and Oxygen, to name a few. She was named Best Reporter by Baltimore Magazine in 2014 and currently covers the Orioles for Major League Baseball.

April Ghiroli is the Social Media Manager for the National Pro GRID League, a CrossFit trainer at CrossFit Fortius, and Eat to Perform Certified Nutrition Coach. A veteran of the U.S. Army, she was awarded Soldier of the Year in 2012 for Fort Gordon (GA) and was a member of the prestigious White House Communications Team. April has studied weightlifting under Olympian Cara Heads Slaughter. She also had a running background, and nearly a decade of Tae Kwon Do under her belt.


In this episode, some things we chat about:

  • How Miranda Oldroyd, Andrea Ager, Nick Shaw and over 13 elite athletes handle their nutrition game

  • Assessments used by Ben Bergeron to analyze your work ethic and endurance

  • Chris Hinshaw’s way of becoming a master pacer, Pat Sherwood’s formula for results without training hours on end every day, and much more.

Show Notes:

  • (6:42) - Using bodybuilding work to train around injuries and build muscle

  • (10:35) - The craft of writing and finding out what makes top performers tick 

  • (12:35) - How Miranda Oldroyd, Andrea Ager, Emily Bridgers and over 13 elite athletes handle their nutrition game

  • (16:00) - Nutrient Timing w/ Nick Shaw

  • (17:09) - Preparation is key 

  • (19:00) - Some things you should look for in a nutrition coach

  • (21:11) - Practices to extract from Tae Kwon Do 

  • (27:20) - Jiu Jitsu - The thinking man’s game

  • (30:30) - Intensity Over Volume w/ Pat Sherwood

  • (32:21) - Prioritizing and finding out the purpose of each workout

  • (36:30) - Become A Master Pacer w/ Chris Hinshaw

  • (42:30) - Tour De France endurance test used by Ben Bergeron

  • (45:50) - Learning Quotient test for work ethic 

  • (48:50) - Billion Dollar Question

Resources and People we may have talked about:

  • Trifecta Nutrition

  • Foolproof Your Nutrition With Nick Shaw

  • Nutrition Series: Weightlifter Travis Cooper

  • Nutrition Series: Weightlifter and Powerlifter Kris Pope

  • Nutrition Series: 4 Tips from the Elite (that you need to read)

  • Nutrition Series: Powerlifter Ewa Januszkiewicz

  • Nutrition Series: CrossFit Athlete Andrea Ager

  • Nutrition Series: National Champion Weightlifter Anthony Pomponio

  • Nutrition Series: GRID Athlete Andrew Rape

  • Nutrition Series: Jamie Hagiya

  • Nutrition Series: CrossFit Games Athlete Lindy Barber

  • Nutrition Series: Multi-Sport athlete Marco Coppola

  • Nutrition Series: CrossFit Athlete Gabe Subry

  • Nutrition Series: Rio Olympics-bound Weightlifter Morghan King

  • Nutrition Series: CrossFit Masters athlete Cheryl Brost

  • Nutrition Series: CrossFit Athlete Christian Lucero

  • Nutrition Series: CrossFit Games Athlete Emily Bridgers

  • Doughnuts, Deadlifts & A Dose of Inspiration: Inside the world of Krissy Mae Cagney

  • Becoming Bergeron (Tour De France Endurance test)

  • Learning Quotient Test from The Talent Code

  • Chris Hinshaw: “I don’t enjoy running.”

  • CrossFit’s Pat Sherwood: More Is Not Better

  • Sean Lind - Conjugate Gymnastics

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