What Running, Training, and Diet Looks Like For Elite Hybrid Athlete Nick Bare

Hybrid training, which combines two distinct methodologies to improve strength and endurance, is gaining widespread popularity. Army veteran, entrepreneur, and content creator Nick Bare is helping lead the hybrid training charge.

On Jan. 5, 2024, Bare published a video on his YouTube channel wherein he shared his daily training, detailing how to balance running, strength training, and diet. Check it out below: 

Morning Run

Bare’s day begins with proper fueling. He typically eats a carb-rich pre-run meal, such as sourdough toast or a BPN (Bare’s company) energy bar.

However, on the day of recording, Bare drank two scoops of G.1.M Sport (an endurance supplement) for 40 grams of carbohydrates and 700 milligrams of sodium. This pre-run nutrition is integral to Bare’s routine, setting the stage for his average 45 weekly miles.

Bare ran eight miles at a 7:20 minute per mile pace, burning 1,042 calories in 58:42.


Post-run, Bare consumed a supplement stack that featured a mix of BPN’s reds and greens powders, multivitamins, joint support, and omega-3s before eating breakfast.

Bare’s breakfast featured a balanced protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates: three breakfast tacos with cassava flour tortillas, two whole eggs, and one cup of egg whites topped with hot sauce and accompanied by a bowl of fresh fruit.


For lunch, Bare headed to Greenery Co., a local Nashville eatery, for a bowl of spring mix lettuce, wild rice, double chicken, beets, butternut squash, pumpkin seeds, tomatoes, pickled onions, olives, cucumbers, and a light balsamic vinaigrette.

Strength Training Workout

Here is a snapshot of Bare’s leg workout:

Leg Extensions

Lying Leg Curls

Barbell Squats

Barbell Walking Lunges

Bare opened with leg extensions and leg curls to pre-exhaust the legs — a technique to make subsequent compound exercises more challenging. The centerpiece of Bare’s strength training session was the barbell back squat, comprising five sets of five reps with 315 pounds. The session closed with four sets of barbell walking lunges. 

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Bare acknowledged that combining running and weightlifting, particularly lower body exercises, can be challenging. When planning a heavy lower body strength day with the intent to hit a PR, Bare skips the morning run.

Over time, Bare has adapted to the combination of running and strength training but ensures sufficient time between the morning run and the afternoon strength session.

Bare emphasized the importance of nutrition. He consumes sufficient calories and carbohydrates between his run and his workout to replenish energy and promote recovery.

Post-Workout Nutrition & Dinner

After the strength training session, Bare refueled with whey protein and a slice of sourdough bread topped with crunchy almond butter and raw, unfiltered wildflower honey. Bare’s dinner had carbs and protein aplenty via spaghetti, meatballs, and sausages, topped with grated Parmesan and marinara sauce.

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Featured image: @nickbarefitness on Instagram

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