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Food + Fitness Fridays with Adam

Incorporating fitness and nutrition into your everyday life can be a daunting task. There is so much information out there about what to eat, when to eat, what workouts to do, and how often you should work out. Where do you even start? The best way to start is by focusing on small changes that you can make every day rather than trying to overhaul your entire lifestyle all at once.

Thanks to our new Nutrition and Personal Training Consultant, Adam, we are happy to provide 10 tips that will help get you started on the path to healthy living.

Here is a wrap up of the last 10 weeks of Food + Fitness Friday tips!

Tip #1: Don't Run on Empty

Don't begin working out on an empty stomach or when you're dehydrated. If you do, it will hinder your body's ability to perform at an elite level.

Tip #2: Set Goals

Goal setting is an important part of an athletic career, as well as a vocational one. Learn how to master setting challenging, yet attainable, goals will improve you as an athlete and outside of sports.

Tip #3: Don’t Skip Breakfast

You’ve heard a million and one times, but it is worth repeating: don’t skip breakfast. Even if you don’t like to eat in the morning, prepare a light breakfast including protein, whole grains, and fruit.

Tip #4: Focus on Breathing

Proper breathing can make or break your workout.

Tip #5: Stay Hydrated

Don’t just hydrate during your workouts. Drinking water to maintain hydration throughout the day, makes replenish after a workout.

Tip #6: Cut Out The Junk Food

To be the best, you should fuel your body with the best possible fuel. Eating fast food, fried foods, junk foods and drinking beer have a detrimental impact on your body.

Tip #7: Learn Muscle Balance

It is important to balance your exercising. You should alternate between different muscle groups, instead of focusing on one specific. You should also have balance between plyometric and bodyweight exercises.

Tip #8: Don't Count Out Carbs

Carbs can help you power through an activity that challenges your endurance. Don’t overload immediately your workout or game. Replenish your carb intake the night before to achieve peak performance.

Tip #9: Use Sport Specific and General Exercises

Sport-specific training is important, but do not forget about general fitness activities. Working on improving mobilization will set you up for success no matter which sport you focus on.

Tip #10: Make a Plan

Planning what you will eat each day will help you avoid resorting to junk food, or fast food. You may even find it helpful to prepare your meals in advance for convenience’s sake.

Thank you for checking out our post about nutrition and fitness for young athletes. Adam Voll, our Nutrition and Personal Training Consultant, has experience working with athletes at different age groups, and different levels of competition.

To learn more and get some advice from Adam, book here.


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