VPWB is a veteran specific podcast that provides education, information, and resources in the areas of nutrition, wellness, and physical performance.
Endurance Warrior: Mandy Midgett
In Episode 16 we introduce Mandy Midgett. Mandy is a retired Air Force service member, triathlete, and the interim Executive Director of United States Military Endurance Sports non-profit organization. She is a true Endurance Warrior. Listen to Mandy’s inspiring story as she describes her 25+ years in triathlon, and learn about the resources she’s used and continues to use.
Endurance Warrior: Sallie Benson
In Episode 6 we introduce Salle Benson an endurance warrior. Originally from Ohio, Sallie found her taste for adrenaline and fitness at a young age from her father’s influence. She went into the U.S. Naval Academy after High School, and four years later was commissioned as Marine Corps Officer. Listen to Sallie’s story, as she describes her journey through fitness and the process of change she enjoys.
Sigrid Rivera: Endurance Warrior
In this episode we introduce Sigrid Rivera a U.S. Marine Corps First Sergeant, and endurance warrior. She is one of 15 Marines across the globe that holds the rank of 4th degree Black Belt Instructor Trainer, and is the only female in the Marine Corps to have achieved that status. Listen to her story, and hear her move from natural athlete, to courses and training that truly tested her. She shares her resources and struggles, and what it takes to keep moving forward.
Endurance Warrior: Christina Schrenkengaust, RD, CSSD
In this episode we introduce Christina Schrenkengaust a U.S. Navy Sports dietitian, and endurance warrior. What makes Christina an endurance warrior is her enthusiastic spirit and character that embodies the tenacity to train and compete. What it takes to be a warrior is not being better than everyone else, but striving to be the best you can be despite adversities. Christina embodies the endurance warrior spirit, and is a strong woman and leader.
Building a Performance Meal Plan
If you've ever tried the daunting task of creating a meal plan for an entire week, you know the pain involved. In this episode Ken and Jess build on the concepts of Performance Plates, by explaining how to build a week of meals based on the types and intensity of your training.
Building a Performance Plate
Sports Dietitian, Jess Moura, MS, RD, CSSD and host, Ken Roberts discuss how athletes can build a performance plate to fuel their workouts, and support their nutritional needs throughout the day. The performance plate teaches athletes how to eat healthy all year long for health and performance.
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