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.

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Jahlil Okafor Went Vegan to Heal His Achy Knees, Has Already Lost 20 Pounds

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A Day in the Life of Olympic Gold Medalist Tyler Clary

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Olympic Gold Medalist Jessica Hardy Refuels With Chocolate Milk

Pro swimmer Jessica Hardy knows that swimming is a year-round activity, which makes recovery extremely important. That’s why she trusts low-fat chocolate milk to repair damaged muscles after a tough swim so that she can do it all again the next day.