If you unpack the word recovery, it takes on so many different meanings for so many different coaches and athletes. But what it boils down to is the human body’s ability to repair the damage done to it during strength training, conditioning exercises, endurance exercises, in-game play, and the mental expenditure that goes along with all of it. Advances in nutrition and technology continue to drive recovery optimization in elite athletes.
The road to maximizing an athlete’s success begins with recovery. If coaches want to maximize their athlete’s growth, recovery must be at the forefront of their training. Athletic recovery can improve how long, hard, and frequently an athlete can train. But if coaches do not recognize the importance of recovery, their athletes may be missing out on crucial benefits
A large wave of O3FA supplements and food products are currently hitting the market, though the science surrounding O3FA is incredibly nuanced and often misrepresented by marketers and supplement companies. The goal of this article is to help practitioners better understand the complexity of O3FA and how it may potentially benefit athlete performance and health.
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Unfortunately, injuries happen in all sports settings and can keep athletes off the field for quite some time. Focusing on nutrition is an often overlooked component of injury recovery.
We spoke with strength coaches from multiple universities, and it’s clear they have heard athletes say a lot of things about nutrition that aren’t based on fact.
Fueling during competition can be just as important as pre-workout snacks and post-workout recovery depending on the duration and intensity of the sport or training session, specifically ones lasting greater than one hour.
In this article we will talk about dietary supplement regulations, 3rd party testing, and how to choose dietary supplements in a S.A.F.E. way.
Periodization is a term we live and die by in the field of performance. What if I told you that we can take the same tried and true principles and see them through a nutrition lens with the goal of maximizing the same periods?
Likely fueled by the recent documentary The Game Changers, the trend of adopting a plant-based diet (PBD) has taken the athletic world by storm.
Whole food and “real” food diets have recently been a popular topic of discussion in the sports world. Many dietitians and sports professionals have adopted the “food first” principle. But, how do we guide athletes to make appropriate choices to fuel themselves with the limitless number of products found in stores?
The most widely researched supplement within the field of nutrigenomics is caffeine. Caffeine is a broadly used stimulant that increases activity in the brain, with approximately 75% of competitive athletes using it as an ergogenic aid to enhance performance.
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