Smoothies are a fan favorite among athletes, and what’s not to love; they’re super tasty, cold, refreshing, and quench your thirst.
Smoothies and smoothie bowls make great meal replacements, as long as you choose ingredients from each of the smoothie guide categories. This will ensure that you are getting nutrients you need.
Garrett Weber-Gale: “When I swam at NCAA’s I competed in 14 races over three days… I was dead by the time NCAA’s was over.”
Keeping a food journal is one of the most beneficial things you can do to improve your nutrition, which in turn directly improves your performance.
Garrett Weber-Gale, two-time Olympic gold medalist, was selected as the interim coach for Nitro Swimming’s National Team.
The media can portray fat in a negative light, leading many athletes to believe that eating dietary fat will make them fat. This is far from the truth.
You want all the work you’ve put in this season to pay off at exactly the right time, the championship meets. There’s no better feeling than realizing a dream you’ve worked so hard for. Many athletes think swimming fast at the big meet is a big mystery, but it doesn’t need to be.
Most athletes are “starving” when they finish school. Think about what it’s like to finish school and be headed straight to swim practice for three hours…sound familiar?!
You’ve likely heard that plant proteins are not sufficient for athletes, not true! It is possible to consume all of the protein you need from non-animal sources.
Most of us are lucky; we have the opportunity to eat every day, several times per day. At swim meets, it gets even crazier; food is everywhere. You need fuel to perform, that’s one of our core beliefs at AthleticFoodieTM, but it’s critical that you don’t eat over-eat around competitions.
Micronutrients, and Macronutrients, are key factors in how well athletes can physically and mentally perform.
As you get closer to exercise, the meals and snacks you eat should get smaller, and more liquid, to prevent an upset stomach.
It’s only human to want a treat or two. See Olympic Champion and AthleticFoodieTM founder Garrett Weber-Gale’s top ten favorites. #7 is dark chocolate!
Glycogen is another name for carbohydrates. It is really just stored carbohydrates in the liver, and in your muscles. Your body only has a set amount of glycogen in storage, and when it’s depleted, you’ll feel like you’ve “hit the wall.”
With the start of the New Year comes New Year’s resolutions. We like to think of resolutions as goals, and these goals will help you become a better swimmer. Goals give us an edge in 3 ways…