Ice hockey is one of the most talked about sports in the US. Right from high school students to older players, the sport manages to hold the interest of many. While school going children are young enough to find a suitable schedule between sports and their studies, adults tend to give training more time and energy.
Off-season is the time when beginners and amateur players are least likely to manage their time for ice hockey workouts. It is simply because they also have to allocate proper time for studies and socializing. On the other hand are those who are so busy in leisure and entertainment that they hardly take time out for regular training and workout. More »Tags: in-season, off-season, periodization
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 »Tags: carbs, macronutrients