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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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Is Peanut Butter Actually Healthy?

What would we do without peanut butter? Ever since it was first introduced at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, Americans have had a love affair ...

New Study Says 'Food Deserts' Not to Blame for America's Junk Food Addiction

Americans are fatter and more unhealthy than ever before. In October, a report released by the National Center for Health Statistics confirmed that...

Here's What Happened When Gatorade Sent Me to Train Outdoors in the Brutally Cold Minnesota Winter

When Gatorade invited STACK to their "G Sweat School" event in Minneapolis ahead of Super Bowl LII, I thought I was in for a breezy little event. R...

The Essential Energy Bar Recipe For Athletes

We all know many athletes, particularly young athletes, don't always have time to sit down and have a balanced meal that's going to give them the fuel...

The Juice Shots Pro Teams Rely on for a Performance-Enhancing Boost

Food is medicine. Now more than ever, professional athletes are taking the sentiment to heart. Gone are the days of pre-game Big Macs and postgame ...

New Study Reveals Whole Eggs Build Muscle Drastically Better Than Egg Whites

Want to get jacked? Don't lose the yolk. That's the takeaway from a new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that found pos...

How to Eat Healthy During the Holiday Season

Healthy Holiday Eating Are you spending too much time worrying about holiday weight gain, rather than taking the time to enjoy family traditions and...

5 Hacks to Make Holiday Workouts More Effective

There is a reason why "I will exercise" is one of the most common New Year's resolutions. As people slack off holiday workouts and eat delicious food,...

If It Fits Your Macros: Everything You Kneed to Know About the Wildly Popular 'IIFYM' Diet

If It Fits Your Macros—a.k.a. "IIFYM"—is one of the most popular diets on the planet. Here's what it entails and the pros and cons of this uniq...

Are RXBARs Actually Healthy?

Nutrition bars are big business. Sales totaled over $2.2 billion in 2016 and they only continue to rise as consumers become more health-conscious. ...

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