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February 29, 2012

Fueling Your Body Before Competition

Determining what to eat before training often needs to be individualized to the athlete because of different food preferences and different gut tolerances to foods. Some people can eat eggs before competition and others can barely eat at all. However, there are some basic rules to follow...

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February 29, 2012

Vitamins, Minerals & Nutritional

Proper nutrition is the first line defense for all athletes. Although benefits may exist for some dietary supplements, poor manufacturing practices, cross contamination, and illegal drugs disguised as dietary supplements can cause athletes to test positive for banned substances and result in serious consequences. Dietary supplements can also cause adverse health effects.

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February 28, 2012

Energy Nutrients

When you exercise your body uses carbohydrates that are in your blood and stored in your muscles and liver. Replacing these carbohydrates after exercise can help prevent muscle fatigue. A daily recommended intake includes...

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February 28, 2012

Nutrition Basics

Food  consists of 6 key nutrients. Three of these nutrients are referred to as energy nutrients because they provide  the calories in food. Energy nutrients include carbohydrates, protein and fat. Two additional nutrients include vitamins and minerals.

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