Five Fueling Tips for Adolescent Athletes

Posted by Auburn Weisensale on Aug 29, 2017 7:00:00 PM

The adolescent athlete must meet the nutrition requirements associated with training and competing while also meeting the needs required for growth and development.

In addition to needing high quality food in the right portions, the timing of meals and snacks are an important part of fueling young athletes.

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Topics: Snacks, Fueling your athletes

Program Spotlight - Johnston (IA) Brian Lutter

Posted by Brian Lutter on Aug 28, 2017 6:00:00 PM
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10 Tips for Solid Snacking

Posted by Lauren Link on Aug 24, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Hi all! Lauren Link here, Director of Sports Nutrition at Purdue University, and former Purdue soccer player. Thanks to Rack Performance for letting me chime in as a guest on this blog!

As a sports dietitian, I obviously spend a lot of time talking about what to eat…but a huge piece of the nutrition puzzle is also when to eat! Eating frequently (every 3-4 hours) actually helps your body build muscle mass, burn fat and it helps you stay full and avoid unnecessary cravings. On the flip side, skipping meals and going long periods of time without eating actually breaks down muscle and promotes fat storage when you do eat. So regardless of your weight goal, eating frequently is a good game plan if you’re making the right choices!

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Topics: Snacking the right way

Conditioning Workout Considerations

Posted by Brian Lutter on Aug 22, 2017 12:00:00 PM

When coaches condition their athletes they not only want to increase athletic performance but often to instill the values of toughness, discipline, and success through effort. However, this mindset about conditioning, especially football athletes, has come at a heavy price.  

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Topics: Conditioning

Your Sweat Rate: How To Check It And Why It Matters

Posted by Kate Davis on Aug 18, 2017 10:55:18 AM


When I work with any athlete, one of the first questions I ask is, "What is your sweat rate?".
Ninety-five percent of the time, I get a blank stare. When creating a performance nutrition plan, knowing your sweat rate is critical to make sure fluid replacement during exercise is adequate (but not too high). Here is why:
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Topics: Athlete hydration, Dehydration

Strength Training for High School Athletes

Posted by Chad A. Drehle on Aug 17, 2017 12:00:20 PM

Programming Made Easy in 10 Simple Steps! 

There isn’t a day that goes by that someone isn't going tell you how they used to do this or that, or  "have you ever...." and even "what you should do is".  Be confident in your philosophy and keep it simple - progress is made through consistency.  

Programming is the simplest thing on your plate when it comes to real scope of your job, keep it that way.  Focus on technique, building relationships, creating your culture and safety.  You can't build a program with your head in the programming.

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Topics: Programming, Strength Program Management


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