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Thanksgiving Survival Guide

Dear Clients and Friends, We would like to wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving. We know with the holidays, Thanksgiving in particular, can be a difficult time for in-season athletes. Whether you’re a wrestler watching your weight, a swimmer worried about peaking or a basketball player with games coming up, navigating the holidays and managing your weight and energy levels can be very difficult. This year we are expanding our survival guide with even more tips, food facts, substitutions to make your holiday dinner healthier and guilt free. We even included a great breakfast idea for those...

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Soccer Nutrition

Soccer is a physically demanding sport that requires strength, speed, agility and endurance. Unlike many team sports, soccer players sometimes play the entire 45 minutes of each half without a substitution. During this time, the athlete is continuously moving, running, jumping and sprinting. Studies have shown that the average soccer player can run upwards of 7 miles per game. Without proper fueling, soccer players will not be able to maintain a high level of performance. When a soccer player has not been eating properly, or hydrating adequately it becomes obvious within a short period of time. Their stamina decreases quickly, they slow down, and they are not as capable of dealing with the physical and mental aspects of the sport. This will increase the likelihood of  injuries, cramps, concussions, sprains and muscle tears. Fueling for soccer requires consistency to keep up with the demands of the sport. Whether it is because of a lack of time or neglect, many athletes skip meals and fail to hydrate fully, leading to fatigue, heavy legs and muscle cramps. Having a plan for fueling and hydrating will ensure that your body stays strong and recovers well through all phases of training. Nutrition for Soccer The primary fuel for soccer is carbohydrates. In order to compete optimally a soccer  player requires 40-60 percent of their daily caloric intake to come from carbohydrates, 20-40 % from protein...

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Growth and Analysis

More and more people are beginning to understand just how important of a role proper nutrition plays in the growth and development of children and adolescents. At Champion Athletes we often get questions from parents and athletes like: How tall am I going to be? When will my child hit a growth spurt? What is my body fat percentage? How does my body composition affect my performance? How do I maximize my or my child’s full growth potential? With our Growth Analysis, we can determine how tall a child can potentially be, when their next growth spurt is, how...

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10 Energy Boosting Foods All Athletes Should Eat

One of the biggest challenges an athlete can have is determining what foods to eat. You have to take into consideration the calories and micronutrients within each food and whether it will aid your performance or hinder it. We have compiled a list of  10 great, non-processed, foods that not only can help you lose or maintain your weight, they provide your body with energy for workouts, aid in recovery and provide essential micro-nutrients. Whole Grains – Whole grains, such as breads and oatmeal, are great choices when you need energy. Being complete proteins, your body can use more...

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Recipe of the Week: Oat and Berry Muffins

This Recipe of the Week makes for an amazing breakfast, snack or even desert. Oat Muffins Comment: Breakfast, power snack Serves 6 Protein: 20% Carbohydrates: 62% Fat: 17% INGREDIENTS 1 medium banana, Chiquita 1 large Egg, chicken 2 tbsp Honey, ShopRite 1 tsp Baking Powder, Argo 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, McCormick 1 tsp Cinnamon, Ground, McCormick 1 tsp Coarse Kosher Salt, Morton 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract, McCormick 1 cup Greek Yogurt, Fage 1 cup Milk, Hood 1 1/2 cup 100% Natural Oats, Quick Oats, Hy-Top 1 cup Blueberries, Valley Fresh Berries DIRECTIONS Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees F....

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