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Nutrition for Before, During, And After Ice Hockey Workouts

December 18th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in Nutrition/Supplements

Can you operate a laptop without a charged battery? Drive a car without fuel? Or download apps without the internet? If the answer to these three questions is a definitive ‘No’, then surely the answer to the fourth question will also be a ‘No’, i.e. can an ice hockey player deliver outstanding performance without proper food intake?

Food and nutrition are as important for an athlete as a battery is for a laptop, fuel for a car, and the internet for downloading. Food provides the ingredients necessary for remarkable on-ice performance. Therefore, anyone who is training at an elite level can do so for an extended period of time only when the training and exercises are adequately backed with food rich in macronutrients. More »

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Can Supplements Help with Your Ice Hockey Workouts?

December 5th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in Nutrition/Supplements

The success of marketing campaigns is determined by the volume of sales they generate. It means that if customers feel like buying protein supplements after watching the TV commercials, the advertisers will be more than happy. They promote the idea that supplements will help athletes build muscles and strength much quicker than ice hockey workouts and training can.

The general misconception regarding protein supplements is that they help regain strength and muscle power at the end of vigorous workout sessions. Advertisements attempt to make athletes believe that training sessions cause protein deficiency and they really need supplements to overcome all the nutrients lost during a workout session. More »

Multicolored Meals Lead To Spectacular Ice Hockey Workouts

November 30th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in Nutrition/Supplements

Kids’ vegetables fights are a rather traditional part of today’s lifestyle. While parents may end up screaming and running after their toddlers to get them to eat some nutritious produce, they actually can’t succeed unless and until they change their approach. The moment kids get to know the significance of fruits and vegetables to stay fit and healthy, they actually start eating them.

It may sound weird, but adults also raise their brows on the sight of vegetable salad during dinner. It happens due to childhood hatred, and thus they never give it a try. However, an athlete just can’t afford to elongate this fight. For an ice hockey player and their workouts, it is extremely important to include foods in their daily diet that are rich in macronutrients. More »