Softball Nutrition Secrets

Softball Nutrition SecretsFind out what elite softball players eat to keep them at the top of their game! It’s sports nutrition explained in simple terms so you can understand it easily and apply it to your training regimen. The Performance Nutrition for Softball Manual will tell you:

  • Why you need fat
  • Why thirst is a poor indicator of hydration level
  • Which drinks are better on the go (cold or warm)
  • How junk food hurts your performance
  • What foods are recommended before and after competition or workout
  • and more!

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Strategies for Peak Performance – Interview with Scott Livingston

Scott Livingston, World Renowned Strength and Conditioning Coach

In this interview with world renowned strength and conditioning coach and athletic trainer Scott Livingston, you’ll learn numerous strategies used by elite athletes for achieving peak performance. Scott can train an athlete for performance and also do injury rehabilitation which is a rare and unique combo. He has worked with three NHL teams and with numerous professional, elite amateur and Olympic athletes.

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Performance System – How to Perform Your Best at Your Next Tryouts

How-to-Perform-at-Tryouts-EboxMost players fail to deliver their best performance when trying out because they (a) choke under pressure, (b) are not well-prepared and/or (c) don’t really know what to expect.

If you aren’t well-prepared, don’t know how to handle stress, and/or don’t know what to expect, you will fail to show the best of yourself, choke and leave a bad impression with the coaches. And you will definitely not make the team.

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Top Sport Nutrition Myths

The field of sport nutrition is filled with myths that people follow blindly. This article looks at the top sport nutrition myths, and what science has to say about them. It will help you gain understand sport nutrition better and improve your eating habits at the same time.

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Smoothies for Athletes – 126 Easy Recipes

Smoothie-4-athletes-ecoverSoftball players require a lot of energy to train and compete. Any serious players know that eating nutritious food will help them play at the best and recover quickly. However, in today’s society, eating healthy and finding time to prepare meals or snacks is getting harder and harder.  One the best solutions is to drink smoothies. They are quick to make, they are nutritious and tasty, and will give you lots of energy.

This collection of 126 recipes is perfect for any athletes. Whether you’re looking for a quick nutritious breakfast or a powerful post-workout shake, you’ll find the recipe you’re looking for.

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Body Composition and Baseball Performance

This special report discusses the relationship between body composition – ratio between muscle mass and body fat – and baseball performance. While the numbers in the report are based on male baseball players, the discussion is interesting and has also implications and applications for female fastpitch softball players too.

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Performance System – Permanent Fat Loss for Softball

Permanent-fat-Loss-EboxIn the USA, it is estimated that roughly 2/3 of adults and 1/5 of children are overweight. The situation is similar in other western countries even although the numbers are usually a bit lower.

Being overweight, in addition to all the health risks and self-esteem problems that it brings, also prevents softball players of maximizing their performance on the field. They aren’t as fast, quick, or explosive as they could be. Softball is a sport that requires a lot of speed and power.

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Recovery Modalities – How to Recover Faster

massage1The body usually recovers from peripheral neuromuscular fatigue with rest. There could also be other potential fatigue factors in training since the intensity can be such that there is an accumulation of lactic acid. Fatigue could also be related to external factors such as the sources of stress an athlete faces. Recovery techniques should address both physiological and psychological recovery and serve also as an injury prevention strategy. Therefore, since both major potential fatigue factors can be dealt with just with rest, I will address the recovery process at a larger scale and use strategies that will promote injury prevention, physiological and physical recovery.

Essential Recovery Means

Cold Therapy

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How to Deal with Potential Stress Factors

neck-pain-stressPreviously, I’ve explained the concept of recovery and regeneration and how important it is. In this article, I want to talk about stress and how it limits recovery and regeneration. I identified many potential stress factors for softball players and listed a few strategies for each that could help limit the negative effect of these sources of stress. Too much stress will result in decreased performance, decreased rate of improvement, increased fatigue and potentially overtraining. Controlling stress is very important.

Training Camps

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