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…
AthleticFoodie launched their Athlete Ambassador program with six elites: Matt Grevers, Jessica Hardy, Anthony Ervin, Elizabeth Beisel, Michael McBroom and Cammile Adams.
Nathan Adrian has gone under 48 seconds in relays more than any other swimmers in the US since 2010.
Olympic Champion Josh Davis: “I find it interesting that a lot of swimmers do breathing patterns different from what the World and American record holders do.”
Quiz time! Test your knowledge of past and present American sprinters with this 10-question quiz.
SwimOutlet.com, the web’s most popular swim shop, has added triathlete Jarrod Shoemaker to its athlete roster for 2014 as an in-house content contributor for such topics as expert guides, product reviews, training tips and other triathlon-related information.
The USA Swimming Foundation’s Fantasy Camp included six Olympic hosts and a full immersion experience into Olympic Training Center life.