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Athlete Nutrition Plan Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Athlete Nutrition Plan.

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7 Things You Can Learn from an Elite Athlete's Diet

Ever watched an Olympic track star, gravity-defying gymnast or pro football player and wondered "What's their secret?" Sure, there are those minor details of natural talent, dogged perseverance and countless hours of training—but...  Read more

5 Diet Mistakes That Derail Your Workouts

Your diet may be the missing link in your training plan. Here are some common nutrition mistakes that many athletes and exercise enthusiasts make that can negatively affect performance. (Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with the solutio...  Read more

How Much Protein Do I Really Need?

These days, protein is a powerful word. So powerful that more and more food companies are boasting about the protein content of their foods and manufacturing newer protein-rich products to meet our demands for the essential nutrient. Why? Ask the ave...  Read more

10 Dos and 4 Don'ts for Recovering & Refueling after a Race or Workout

You've trained for weeks, maybe even months. You know exactly what to eat on the morning of your race or event, and how to stay fueled and hydrated along the course. From great shoes to a grooving playlist, you've got all the detail...  Read more

6 Essential Variables in Weight Training

Weight training is a critical component to the success of an athlete. By becoming stronger and increasing muscular endurance, an athlete is able to perform more efficiently and is better able to avoid injury. Furthermore, there are a numbe...  Read more

Okay, I have all my food planned for today. I need
Updated 9/28/2016 12:25:42 PM

Okay, I have all my food planned for today. I need to work out a little since what I've planned goes over my daily range. I am not quite sure if I am set at losing 1 or 2 lbs per week....  Read more

My plan is to go to the gym after work!
Updated 9/28/2016 9:21:23 AM

My plan is to go to the gym after work!...  Read more

Hello! There is not a specific plan that I'm aware
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Hello! There is not a specific plan that I'm aware of for Gear Fit; but, we do periodically add devices so I will share your interest with the team here. Spark_Merle...  Read more

Today I am thankful for some easy planning ahead a
Updated 9/27/2016 8:44:55 AM

Today I am thankful for some easy planning ahead and prep. Makes my day and week so much smoother and happy. Have a great day SP!...  Read more

New plan--jogging every other day, walking opposite days . Pilates on walk days. Anyone do anything
Updated 9/27/2016 8:21:21 AM

New plan--jogging every other day, walking opposite days . Pilates on walk days. Anyone do anything similar? How has it worked for you?...  Read more

Awake the Athlete

"All of us are athletes. Some of us are in training and some of us are not. Our job as a coach is to awaken the inner athlete." -Coach RutherfordI remind myself that I am an athlete and listen to "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. Cheesy but it works.1...  Read more

You do not NEED to count calories in chewing gum.

This tidbit may be minimal, however, so long as you chew gum (mostly the SF 5 calorie stuff) for 30 minutes, its not necessary to track it.Believe it or not, you can actually burn some extra calories by chewing gum. "Besides being good for your breat...  Read more

WLS - The journey before, during, and after.

A team to meet others that have had WLS and planning or trying to maintain weight after being post-op for years. All is welcome friends and family too. Our path on this journey never ends....  Read more

Eat Like an Olympic Athlete

I LOVE the Olympics and from February 12-18, I will be watching as the world comes together 'with glowing hearts' to witness as the saying goes, 'the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat' during the Vancouver Winter Olympic.A cou...  Read more

What You Can Learn from America's Top Sports Nutrition Expert

Dave Ellis has an encyclopedic knowledge of nutrition and possesses an uncanny ability to distill complicated scientific information into succinct, sound advice for the rest of us. For 27 years, Ellis, a registered dietitian and Certified Strength &...  Read more