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Proper nutrition provides athletes with the energy, nutrients and hydration they need to progress in their training and perform optimally. In addition to following a healthy diet, athletes must pay particular attention to gaining muscle and losing fat, which together improve athletic performance. To power workouts and games, and to ensure a strong recovery, elite athletes take care to eat properly and to hydrate before, during and after workouts and competitions. In some situations, athletes gain an edge with prescribed use of safe supplements. Learn how elite athletes supercharge their performance by following scientifically-supported nutrition strategies.

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The Greens Guide: Which Leafy Green Is Really the Healthiest?

You know that greens are good for you. That fact has likely been drilled into your head from an early age. But what greens should you be going for ...

5 Things Parents Can Do to Help Their Student-Athlete Right Now

If you are a coach or trainer that works with high school athletes, you probably have parents asking you what they can do to help their student-athlet...

A Proper Warm Up For Cheer Practice

A proper warm-up is important for any sport, but especially when it comes to cheering. The high impact of tumbling skills and flexibility required for...

Are Acai Bowls Actually Healthy?

Acai bowls are here to stay. What started as a stylish trend years ago thanks in part to the rise of acai berries as a "superfood" has now become a...

Top 5 Reasons Your Protein Shake is Making You Tired

Believe it or not, many active individuals (even professional athletes!) struggle with how to make a great smoothie, recovery shake, or meal replaceme...

How Alcohol Wreaks Havoc on Your Sleep

Despite alcohol's well-known negative effects on athletic performance and recovery, surprisingly few athletes abstain from drinking, even at the highe...

What Coaches and Parents Need To Know About Training the Pre-Adolescent Female Athlete

Height is shooting up faster than you can say "growth spurt."Hip structures are widening.Thighs and legs are lengthening.Coordination feels funky and ...

CBD and the Performance Athlete

Peak Performance is an all-encompassing paradigm to include training, reload practices, and fueling strategies. What seems to become an afterthought a...

More Exercise Isn't Necessarily Better For Immunity - Here's Why

In an age where everyone wants a fast-acting burnout routine, research shows that more exercise might not necessarily be better for immune health. The...

These 5 Habits Will Help You Stop Eating so Much Added Sugar

Added sugar. There's little doubt you're eating too much of it. In a day and age when the average American consumes a staggering 88 grams of add...

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