If you're tired or in a rush, it might seem like an easy decision to skip the plyometrics circuit before you hit your legs—don't do it! The plyo drills are an important part of building an elite body. You might feel like you're just jumping around, but you're actually doing a lot more for your body. Plyos will prepare your central nervous system and your fast-twitch muscles for the work ahead. Doing them will also help you develop power, an essential component for every athlete.
When you're done with plyos, hit your squats with energy. The short rest periods will make those 50 squats feel more challenging than they'd normally be, but push through it. You're earning your elite.
Plyo Circuit: Repeat 3 times and Rest 60 seconds between each exercise
Elite Body Meal Plan
Check out the table below to see what Erin eats on a daily basis. You don't have to follow these meals exactly, but take some cues from Erin's template: Eat 5-6 times per day, eat protein at every meal, stick to complex carbs, don't skimp on healthy fats, and taper your carbohydrate intake as the day goes on. Follow these rules to build your own elite meal plan.
Because each of us has particular caloric and macronutrient needs, feel free to add or subtract calories, increase the protein, and make other adjustments. Be smart about your choices, stick to the same food categories, and try to adhere to the schedule. What you eat is just as important as what you do in the gym, if not more. There are a lot of healthy options in these example meals, so you shouldn't ever feel deprived or hungry.