Can nutrition improve athletic performance?

By Perrin Braun May 28, 2013

 

If you want to become faster, stronger, and more flexible, pay attention to the food that you eat. Optimal nutrition is the key to peak performance on and off the field, because food provides essential nutrients necessary to build and maintain a strong body.

“Biomechanical changes take time and persistence, but changes in diet can be made quickly and can have an immediate effect on how your body works,” says US Olympic triathlete Jarrod Shoemaker.

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Are your testosterone levels low? You may be over-training

By Perrin Braun Apr 03, 2013

As an athlete, you work hard to improve your physical performance. But more training is not necessarily better training. Without enough rest and recovery, intense training regimens can actually backfire and compromise your ability to perform well. Exercise breaks down your muscles; rest stimulates growth and repair. The combination of too much exercise with too little recovery time can result in over-training syndrome.

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Are You Overtraining?

By Perrin Braun Nov 01, 2012

If you’re an athlete, you know that in order to improve your physical performance, you have to work hard. But is the “no pain, no gain” mantra doing your body more harm than good? Here’s the tip that many world-class athletes use to increase their chances of success: getting an adequate amount of rest in between workouts can actually make you stronger!

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Wiped Out After a Workout? Food Can Help You Recover!

By Perrin Braun Mar 20, 2012

 

Exercise certainly plays an important role in improving your health, but you definitely can’t live well without good food! Healthful eating after a tough workout helps your body maximize the benefits that are gained from exercise, which means that you can get even stronger and faster just by eating right!

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Hitting the Wall? Could You Be Over-Exercising?

By Perrin Braun Dec 13, 2011

 

If you participate in strenuous exercise, you probably have some amount of sarcomeric damage, which just signifies that you’re muscles and skeletal system are being worked hard. Marathon runners, and weight-lifters put the greatest amount of stress on their muscular-skeletal system, and evidence of the damage can easily be found in the body.

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