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The Hidden Performance Killer

The Hidden Performance Killer: Adrenal Fatigue and Burnout By Daniel Wernikoff, Certified Sports Nutritionist While exercise and athletic training is typically a good stressor on the body, it is still stress. The body’s stress response is centered in the adrenal glands, which are located on the kidneys and produce the “stress” hormones: epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine, and cortisol, among others. During training and competition, the adrenal glands react by increasing our heart rate, sending more blood to our muscles, and organs to cope with the increased stress. As training and competition demands increase and periods of rest decrease, an athlete’s adrenal glands...

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Steve Bonsall Jr

Steve Bonsall Jr. has been a client for six years and is a two time New Jersey State Qualifier and Placed 7th in 2016. Here is what his father has to say about our programs: Dear Dan, as my son will be starting  his wrestling career at the University of Chicago,  I wanted to thank you for all you have done.  You always seem to make the time to help the athletes under your care. Over the past 6 years, you provided so much help and critical training guidance which clearly contributed to my son’s athletic development and career success. Your proven conditioning...

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Anthony Ashnault Testimonial

Anthony Ashnault is one of the greatest wrestlers in New Jersey history and we are proud to say he has been a Wrestler Nutrition client since 2009. The redshirt sophmore for Rutgers University is already a 2x NCAA All-American and a favorite in the race for a national championship this upcoming season. In high school he earned 4 State Championships and is currently the only wrestler to do so and go undefeated for his career. He is also a University Freestyle National Champion. Hear what he has to say about the our program...

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Basketball Nutrition

Basketball Nutrition Basketball is an explosive sport with very specific energy needs. Basketball players have very specific demands on their body. While running for most of the game, starters need to preform many short, explosive movements, over the course of a game. The average basketball player runs between 2-3 miles per game, with many starters sometimes reaching in-excess of 6 miles per game. This is in addition to jumping, passing and shooting. Due to their constant movement as well as short explosive bursts, basketball can be considered both anaerobic and aerobic. Understanding the difference between these energy systems and how to properly fuel your body can make the difference between being an average player and an all-state player.  Many NBA players credit their nutrition and healthy eating to be the difference that sets them apart from average players. Nutrition for Basketball The average female basketball player who is a starter needs approximately 3,500 calories a day to maintain energy levels and muscle mass, the average male needs approximately 4,500 calories. The primary fuel for basketball is carbohydrates. In order to compete optimally a basketball player requires 55% to 65% percent of their daily caloric intake to come from carbohydrates, 15-25% from protein and 15%-20% percent from fat. In other words, your diet should be nearly 2/3rds carbohydrates and 1/3rd protein & fats, with an emphasis on healthy fats. Not all carbohydrates...

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