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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Go behind-the-scenes with professional swimmers Tyler Clary and Jessica Hardy on set of the latest BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK campaign to learn why they trust chocolate milk as they prepare for the world’s largest stage.
Tyler Clary is always on whether he’s training in the pool or working in his fully sustainable greenhouse. BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK and USA Swimming provide a peek into Tyler’s training, post-workout recovery nutrition and interests outside the pool
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.
Professional swimmer Jessica Hardy is fierce in the pool, but it takes a balance of relaxing and recovery to stay on track. Her favorite hobbies include hanging with her dog, spending time with her husband and recovering with lowfat chocolate milk.
Many team breakfasts are filled with pancakes, bacon, etc., and are only a few hours before a game. How should an athlete deal with this? Sports dietician Leslie Bonci has answers.