STACK's Gatorade Athlete Performance Testing Part 4: GSSI Training & Fueling Plans

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After completing our baseline testing at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute [GSSI] in New York City, Josh Staph and I received the fueling and training plans we will use for the next eight weeks.

The first stage of Gatorade's athletic performance testing program was a series of baseline tests to identify strengths and weaknesses. [Click on the links below to learn about our testing.] Based on the results, Dr. Kim White and Melissa Tippett of GSSI assembled a custom fueling plan to address deficiencies and maximize our athletic performance.

The GSSI scientists explained that the Gatorade fueling plan is not intended to be a diet. It is simply meant to provide the body with the energy and electrolytes needed for optimal performance during a training session, as well as the protein, carbs and other nutrients necessary for recovery.

Gatorade supplied us with their G-Series products—Prime 01, Perform 02 and Recover 03—to satisfy our energy, electrolyte and protein requirements. In addition, the GSSI scientists gave us a fueling plan chart as a guideline on what to eat throughout the day, based on when we train. This ensures that our diet will provide the fuel necessary for optimal performance.

In addition to the fueling plan, Josh and I also received a training plan from Todd Durkin, Fitness Quest 10 owner. After reviewing our baseline tests and taking us through various mobility assessments, he made recommendations aimed at overcoming our weaknesses and enhancing our athleticism.

Check back next week for a behind-the-scenes look at our training program.

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