Sports Training/Nutrition (02)
Dietary Guidelines on Health.gov
The U.S. Dept. of health and Human Services offers dietary guidelines on how to eat healthy. First, there are eight recommended healthy eating goals. This includes making your plate half-filled with fruits and vegetables, switching to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk, eating low-sodium foods, and drinking of water instead of sugary drinks. There are also tips on how to put emphasis on fruits and vegetables, how to prepare healthy snacks especially for children, and different ways to reduce fat, salt, and sugar on foods. The article also has healthy tips from council members, suggestions on how to balance calories, and strong recommendations on the safer way on how to prepare and cook food.
InnerGame.org is the brainchild of the founding dean of the National University Golf Academy. A certified professional member of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America, Dr. Mac, as he is fondly called, coaches both professional and amateur golf players who wish to perform better in the field. Dr. Mac is one of the best and most knowledgeable golf instructors, an unforgettable coach, and a funny and insightful speaker. He is the author of many articles on the mental game of golf, as well as two books, including Inner Game: Breaking Golf’s Unbreakable Barriers. One look at the testimonials page would convince anyone interested in golf that turning to Dr. Mac for help is one of the best things to do to excel at the mental sport.
Nutrition and Hydration Information for Runners
This section on Trailrunner offers a plethora of information to help runners of all skill levels learn what they should eat and drink. It also provides tips on nutrition for marathon running. There are nutritional guidelines for runners, as well as information to help you properly fuel for a race. That includes hydration and energy drinks and energy bars. There is an article about how to replace electrolytes and glycogen after a workout to prevent injury, and how to overall improve your condition after a race so you avoid injury. Numerous articles cover topics from common sports nutrition mistakes and healthy snacks for runners, to what you should eat and drink before, during and after your runs.
Resistance Band Training
The Free Resources section on the Resistance Band Training website offers you articles that contain various resistance training exercises. This includes the first step speed training, punch training with bands, resistance training using a 13-inch dynamic stabilizer band, a 2-minute continuous training program, bodyweight dynamic warm-up, and two band training bicep and triceps variations. There is also band training if you have unpredictable travel schedules, which stops you from doing some physical activities. Each exercise comes with a YouTube video tutorial which was performed by band expert Dave Schmitz, who also owns and manages the blog.
Principles of Training for Athletes
There are five principles of athletic training: specificity, overload, recovery, adaptation and reversibility or detraining. The exercise must be specific to the type of strength required by the athlete to meet the demands of the sport event he or she is into. On the other hand, overload is performed by the athlete by simply adding the number of sets and repetitions and increasing the resistance and intensity of the workout. But still, you should have enough rest so your body can recover and adapt to the next level of training. The rate of adaptation depends on the exercise to be performed. For more detailed explanation, check this article at BrianMac.co.uk.