Nutrition

WILDCAT PEAK PERFORMANCE

As they say, being a student-athlete is not easy – class, practice, lift, class homework, social life, etc. How is a college athlete supposed to be ready to compete on a daily basis? Throughout these next few pages will be a road map to help guide you to obtain peak performance in athletics and life.

Now more then ever an athlete’s diet is essential part of their peak performance. Without proper nutrition and sleep your body will lack the fuel that it needs to reach its potential for peak performance. 

There is no cookbook answer. Every athlete is different depending on energy expenditure, metabolism, health, gender, etc. However, the ingredients are simple:

     ~  Eat a well balanced diet rich in carbohydrates (variety)
     ~  Hydrate continually throughout the day including sport drinks during and after a work out 
     ~  Do not buy into eating plans that limit or eliminate certain nutrients
     ~  Sleep at least 8 hours a night, try to get into a regular sleep schedule
     ~  Avoid overtraining
     ~  Keep life stress to a minimum
     ~  Multi-Vitamins – not supplements; they just supplement a bad diet!
     ~  Consume a carbohydrate rich snack within 15-30 min after a workout


Do you feel fatigued all the time? Never have enough energy for an entire practice? Do you BONK on a regular basis?

     •  There are many contributing factors. For example, during a workout if you feel fatigued,
        headache, muscle cramps, dizziness or light headed, then your electrolyte levels may be low. This includes salt, potassium or other minerals that aid with muscle function.
    •  If your glycogen stores in the liver and muscle are depleted (your body runs out of blood
        sugar) your body may scream stop!


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