Off-Season Nutrition Guide for High Performance Athletes

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For a hard-copy version of this guide on nutrition please click here.

Disclaimer: Any application of the recommendations set forth in this nutrition guide is at the reader’s discretion and sole risk. The information offered is intended for those people in good health. Anyone with medical problems of any nature should see and consult a doctor before starting any nutrition, diet or exercise program. Even if you have no known health problems, it is advisable to consult your doctor before making major changes in your lifestyle. Also, if you have any food allergies, please consult with your physician about the suggestions in this guide.

The nutrition plan below provides a great program to gain lean muscle mass while training during the off-season.  A great training program should go hand in hand with an excellent nutrition plan in order to unlock the athlete’s potential to get “bigger, faster and stronger”. Continue reading “Off-Season Nutrition Guide for High Performance Athletes”

TJ, Taking a Negative Situation and Running with IT

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The first trip to the disabled list can leave a young athlete searching for answers. Any athlete worth his weight loves to compete, so when that part of your life gets affected in a negative way, it’s important to get your head together and keep marching. Unfortunately, the “you should just stay out of the weight room for a while” slogan that some (not all!) doctors deliver doesn’t give the athlete much incentive to keep the rest of his body in shape while the injury is healing. After all, we can still make significant improvements in strength without moving the injured limb. Continue reading “TJ, Taking a Negative Situation and Running with IT”

Input Controls Output… Six Great Foods for Athletes – Part 1

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By Doug Corbett (NASM, FMS, NS, PES, Fitness Nutrition Coach)

Input Controls Output TopToday I am going to post another article on nutrition prepared by Doug Corbett (NASM, FMS, NS, PES, Fitness Nutrition Coach) for our athletes.  We often get so many questions about nutrition and what athletes should or shouldn’t eat.  Here in Part 1 of this article, Doug lays out three great foods for athletes. Continue reading “Input Controls Output… Six Great Foods for Athletes — Part 1”

Nutrition Basics for Athletes… Carbs, Fats and Protein

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By Doug Corbett (NASM, FMS, NS, PES, Fitness Nutrition Coach)

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Today I am going to post another brief article on nutrition prepared by Doug Corbett (NASM, FMS, NS, PES, Fitness Nutrition Coach) for our athletes.  We often get so many questions about nutrition basics that I thought a primer could be of help.  Remember, a great training program should always go hand-in-hand with an excellent nutrition plan in order to unlock the athlete’s potential to get “bigger, faster and stronger”.  

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Nutrition – You Are What You Eat!

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You Are What You Eat Image 1By Doug Corbett (NASM, PES, FMS, CET)

Beginning this week we will be starting to feature blogs on nutrition from time to time by RPP coach Doug Corbett.  Doug has been working at RPP since September of 2011 and has played a big role in speaking not only with athletes about their nutrition, but our adult clientele as well.

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From working with hundreds of athletes over the years, I can tell you that almost all of them have one thing in common when it comes to the way they eat.  Mostly they eat garbage.

Breakfast is usually skipped or it is carb and sugar loaded such as cereal or a bagel with cream cheese.  Lunch might be a sandwich with pretzels or cookies.  And dinner is pasta, pizza, fast food, and maybe a few meals throughout the week that are perfect for an athlete.  The problem is a few meals throughout the week are not good enough.

Let’s do some quick math. Continue reading “Nutrition — You Are What You Eat!”

Proper Post-Workout Nutrition

blankBy Doug Corbett (NASM, PES, FMS, CET)

The following is an article written by Doug Corbett about proper post-workout nutrition.  Doug has been working at RPP since September of 2011 and has played a big role in speaking not only with athletes about their nutrition, but our adult clientele as well.

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Over the years, many of my clients have asked me about what to eat after a workout to optimize your metabolism and increase lean  muscle mass.  Here’s a quick summary of what a proper post-workout nutrition should entail:
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