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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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5 Secrets for Shedding Excess Body Fat (That Don't Involve Working Out)

As a strength and conditioning coach, my role often extends far beyond the weight room. One of the many hats I wear daily is that of a nutritionist. ...

Todd Durkin, Two-Time Trainer of the Year, Reveals His 9 Most Impactful Nutrition Tips

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What America Can Learn From the UK's Battle With Junk Food

The grocery store checkout line can be a dangerous place. As you wait to load your items onto the conveyor belt, a plethora of chips, candy bars, c...

Why Intermittent Fasting Doesn't Always Make Sense for Female Athletes

Many of you have probably heard about intermittent fasting, a specific type of fasting associated with a slew of health benefits, including weight los...

Is Subway Actually Healthy?

Subway is the most popular restaurant chain in America. As of June 2018, the sandwich chain boasted more than 25,800 locations in the U.S., dwarfin...

Your Vitamin D Supplement Probably Isn't Working. Here's How to Change That

The benefits of vitamin D for general health and athletic performance have been well-documented. Exogenous vitamin D supplementation is associated ...

Here's What a Full Day of LeBron's Meals and Snacks Look Like

LeBron James' body has gone through some serious changes over his 15 years (and counting) in the NBA. During the twilight of his first stint in Cle...

Is Kashi GOLEAN Cereal Actually Healthy?

Kashi has become synonymous with health in the eyes of many Americans. The California-based company was acquired by Kellogg's in 2000 and is now a jug...

The Healthiest (And Unhealthiest) Ways to Eat Chicken

Chicken is a staple of nearly every athlete's diet. It's high in protein, affordable and simple to prepare. Those are some of the reasons why chicken ...

Are Bang Energy Drinks Healthy?

Energy drinks are rarely a good choice. Many shock your system with colossal amounts of caffeine and sugar in an effort to increase alertness, but ...

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