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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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Trying to Gain Weight? Here's What Your Meals Should Look Like

So you want to bulk up, huh? Gaining weight can be a great thing for an athlete, especially when it's done intelligently and responsibly. Gaining m...

Want to Be Great During Tournament Season? Avoid These 5 Nutrition Mistakes

Summer's finally here, and if you're a young athlete, that means you're going to be playing sports on the weekends. Those weekend doubleheaders and...

Do 5-Hour Energy Shots Actually Work?

5-Hour Energy isn't going away anytime soon. The company now generates roughly $1 billion in annual revenue thanks to the incredible popularity of ...

This Company Created the First Nutrition Bar Formulated Specifically for Youth Athletes

Youth sports are more hectic than ever. Simply getting kids to the never-ending parade of practices, games and tournaments on time can be a big cha...

19 Pro Athletes With Insanely Strict Diets

To survive, a pro athlete's nutrition has to be on point. Players might've been able to eat junk in college and slide by on talent and skill, b...

21 Horrible Snacks for Athletes and What They Do to Your Body

Even if you're eating well-balanced meals, it's surprisingly easy to set yourself back with high-fat or sugary snacks. Snack time is when many ...

Why 'Processed Foods' Aren't Always an Enemy to Athletes

All processed foods are bad for you. It's a myth I've heard since the start of my fitness career. Many people think that almost everything "process...

Top NBA Draft Prospect Michael Porter Jr. Has Gone Full Vegan

A back injury robbed college hoops fans from getting to watch Michael Porter Jr. play meaningful basketball for the Missouri Tigers last season, b...

Are KIND Bars Actually Healthy?

KIND bars. The name itself exudes healthiness. The product line has seen explosive growth in recent years, as Americans have become increasingly co...

The One Nutrition Mistake You Must Avoid During Summer Tournament Season

Tournament season is upon us. This summer, youth athletes across the country will spend their weekends playing multiple games a day. Whether it's t...

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