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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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Swimming Nutrition

Swimming Nutrition Swimming is one of the most difficult sports in terms of meeting your bodies nutritional needs. Whether it be a short distance or long distance swimmer, swimmers burn through an extraordinary amount of calories and micronutrients. Swimmer rely on power, speed and endurance, not only in competition but practice. Most of the energy demands of swimming surround the demands of practice and peaking. Michael Phelps was famously quoted as eating over 10,000 calories a day just to maintain his energy levels and muscle mass. Understanding the demands of swimming on the body is just the first step in ensuring optimum performance. Nutrition for Swimming The average high level swimmer needs to consume around 4,500 calories a day in order to maintain optimal performance. The primary fuel for swimming is carbohydrates. Swimmers should eat primarily complex carbohydrates for meals and simple carbohydrates for a snack shortly before practice and competitions. In order to compete optimally a swimmer requires 65% to 73% percent of their daily caloric intake to come from carbohydrates, 12-15% from protein and 15-20%% percent from fat. Lactic acid build-up and cramping is also a big concern for many swimmers. With proper nutrition and supplementation cramps and muscle fatigue due to lactic acid can be greatly reduced or eliminated all together. Our certified staff has under gone some of the most rigorous training available, including the USADA drug...

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Lacrosse Nutrition

Lacrosse Nutrition Often called “the fastest sport on two legs,” lacrosse varies from low to very high intensities, relying on all the major energy systems. Elite lacrosse athletes need a combination of physical and mental traits to be successful: strength, speed, agility, and endurance, quick reaction time, fine motor skills, and sharp focus. Improper diet or refueling can lead to deficiencies in these areas as well as leaving the athlete vulnerable to injury. Fueling for lacrosse 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 in place for fueling and hydrating will ensure that your body stays strong and recovers well through all phases of training. Nutrition for Lacrosse The primary fuel for a lacrosse player during competition is carbohydrates. In order to compete optimally a lacrosse player requires 40 to 60 percent of their daily caloric intake to come from carbohydrates, 20-40% from protein and 15-25% percent from fat. In other words, your diet should be nearly 50% carbohydrates and 50% protein & fats, with an emphasis on healthy fats. Not all carbohydrates are created equal.  A whole wheat bagel is a better option than a doughnut. Pasta and sweat potatoes should be chosen over fried foods...

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