I hear too many parents, sports coaches and even other strength coaches express that they don’t know what to recommend when it comes to athlete nutrition. According to what we know from the scientific literature, this article outlines the best way to make sure your athlete has the best chance to perform their best on the field, court, or mat. There is too much misinformation out there and I want to make sure that you have the best information regarding nutrition and sports performance.
Here in America, we tend to look at the athletic development of a child in the short term. “How is Johnny going to get that college scholarship if he doesn’t make the varsity team as a freshman? He needs special training!” “How long is it going to take to get my boys in peak shape? You know the season starts in 4 weeks.” “Our team isn’t competitive enough.” Theses are the kinds of things I hear from parents. Sorry to say, but the thought process in America is all wrong.