Nutrition Articles

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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Are Goldfish Healthy?

Goldfish are as American as apple pie. Introduced by Pepperidge Farm in 1962, the fish-shaped cheese crackers have stood the test of time. Perhaps ...

Are Stretch Island Fruit Snacks Actually Healthy?

Walking through a grocery store and sorting through what's healthy and what's not has never felt more difficult. Food companies know that everyone is ...

Are Popchips Actually Healthy?

Popchips are extremely popular. You've almost certainly seen the product at your local grocery store or sandwich shop. Their packaging, which is pl...

The Supplement That Helped Ian Thomas Blow Up the NFL Combine

When Ian Thomas arrived at TEST Football Academy to prepare his body for the 2018 NFL Combine, he was already a good athlete. At the time, Thomas, ...

Is LaCroix Actually Healthy?

If you're reading this, it's probably because you're currently obsessed with LaCroix. You're not alone. A brand of flavored sparkling waters that h...

How Connor Davis Added a Foot to His Broad Jump and Catapulted Himself Into a Pro Football Career

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Dietary Displacement: The Real Reason Trendy Diets Can Produce Great Results

Keto. Gluten-free. Raw vegan. Many of today's trendiest diets are quite restrictive. And when you think about it, some are in direct conflict with ...

Why Your BCAA Supplement May Be Doing More Harm Than Good

Walk into your local GNC and you'll see all the latest supplements to hit the market, all claiming to be the missing link you need in your dietary reg...

7 Nutrition Hacks for Elite Performance You've Never Tried Before

As athletes progress toward higher levels of competition and training, nutrition plays a much bigger role in their ability to perform and recover. Asi...

The New Food Pyramid for Female Athletes

I love talking to female athletes who want to eat healthy and make better decisions when it comes to fueling for their performance. But I often fin...

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