Nutrition

Proper nutrition provides athletes with the energy, nutrients and hydration they need to progress in their training and perform optimally. In addition to following a healthy diet, athletes must pay particular attention to gaining muscle and losing fat, which together improve athletic performance. To power workouts and games, and to ensure a strong recovery, elite athletes take care to eat properly and to hydrate before, during and after workouts and competitions. In some situations, athletes gain an edge with prescribed use of safe supplements. Learn how elite athletes supercharge their performance by following scientifically-supported nutrition strategies.

Latest in Nutrition

How Allyson Felix Fuels Up on Race Days

Four-time Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Allyson Felix may only weigh 120 pounds, but she burns up so much energy through training and competitio...

By: Samantha Jones

Fuel Up for Soccer Like the U.S. Women's National Team

If the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team goes the distance at the World Cup this year, they'll spend more than a month on the road, playing a total of...

By: Brandon Hall

WNBA Star Maya Moore's Small Diet Change That Produced Big Results

Just before the 2013 season, Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore spent three weeks living and training with WNBA veteran Kara Lawson—and not just ...

By: Brian Sabin

Female Athlete Weight: How Low Is Too Low?

Female athlete weight is always a sensitive subject even though female athletes typically have a better idea of healthy weight and healthy body image....

By: Courtney Hudson

Answering Common Questions From Female Athletes

Here are answers to some common nutrition questions asked by female athletes. What are my greatest nutritional deficiency risks? Iron deficiency i...

By: Kait Fortunato

Latest Videos in Nutrition

The Power of Recovery: A Nutrition Strategy to Rebuild Muscle

In this episode of 'The Power of Recovery,' elite performance coach Steve Hess offers advice to coaches on how they can help their athletes rebuild muscles and recover after workouts and practices through proper nutrition.

The Power of Recovery: Help Your Athletes Relax and Regenerate

In this episode of 'The Power of Recovery,' elite performance coach Steve Hess outlines a step-by-step plan to help athletes rest, recover and regenerate through relaxation, cold therapy and recovery nutrition.

A Day in the Life of NHL All-Star Zach Parise

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Christian McCaffrey Details His Obsessive Diet

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey reveals the type of foods he includes in his meticulous diet.

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