“How Lacrosse Players Stay Healthy”
Success is the progressive realization of a worthwhile goal. You deserve to be successful and confident! You deserve to reach your goals because you are investing the time, work, energy and money into your athletic career. We know in the awesome sport of Lacrosse that investment is not cheap!
I was speaking to a friend the other day who was very involved in Lacrosse as a youth and developed his talent and skills to a level where he received exclusive invites to lacrosse camps like the Under Armor All-American Camp as well as receiving several scholarship offers from Division 1 Universities. The sad news is because of several injuries including 3 ACL injuries his lacrosse career was cut short and he was not able to reach his goal of playing the sport he loved at the college Level.
My background as a college football All-American playing defensive back and now and athletic trainer I’ve found ways to not alone give my body what it needs to have the fuel and energy to train harder, get stronger and run faster but to also recover from workouts quicker and stronger and help prevent injuries.
WHAT TYPE OF CAR ARE YOU?
Imagine your body as a Lamborghini, Porsche or Mercedes Benz. What are these cars known for? Their Speed, Performance and ability to Win! Now think about it…what do you want to be known for? You want to be known for performing at your highest level, playing fast, being quick and most of all helping your team WIN! How do you relate to a car? When you take that Lamborghini to the gas station what are you fueling it with? The cheapest, regular unleaded FUEL or the Highest Quality grade of fuel? How about the type of oil you put in that Porsche to keep the parts lubricated and running smoothly ? Is it the cheapest oil you can find or a high quality oil that’s properly designed to give your vehicle what it needs to perform at its highest level and prevent maintenance issues? I believe this is how we should see our own bodies especially as high performing athletes.
EATING TO FUEL
My Philosophy is “optimal performance requires optimal nutrition.” If I want to perform at my highest level and stay healthy so I can win I must eat to fuel and that fuel should be high quality fuel just like that Lamborghini! Staying Hydrated is key because our bodies are over 60% of water. Dehydration is one the leading causes of fatigue and injury so drink plenty of water and use safe, properly designed sports drinks. According to researchers and scientist we should be eating 5-13 servings of fruits daily in order to consume the recommended daily value of very important phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. Vegetables like spinach that provide Lutein which support strong bones and teeth and vision. Fruits like cranberries that provide Lycopene and Quercetin which support healthy heart and circulation and prostate health. Chicken breast is a great source for Niacin which supports your bodies energy production, healthy skin and nerve function. Peanut butter provides Vitamin E which supports healthy heart and cellular health. There are so many excellent food sources that will provide your body with the fuel you need to perform at your highest level and prevent sickness and injury but the question is do you eat enough? Do you think you give your body everything it needs to maximize your training, all the energy and time you are investing into your athletic career?
DID YOU KNOW…
Did you know even world-class athletes can miss vital nutrients in their diets? No other team has dominated the sport of soccer like A.C. Milan. Not surprisingly, behind the world titles are the finest players and trainers on earth. Since November 2008, NUTRILITE experts have been collaborating with MilanLab doctors and specialists to address the individual needs of A.C. Milan players with tailored nutrition plans. Micheline Vargas, DrPH, CNS, RCEP, is the NUTRILITE scientist charged with assessing the dietary, genetic, and lifestyle data of players. Using this information, she works with A.C. Milan Team Physician, Dr. Dolci, and head of Biochemistry at MilanLab, Dr. Avaldi, to formulate recommendations for dietary changes and specific NUTRILITE supplements. Since 2008, NUTRILITE™ supplements have provided the enhanced nutrition that helps these athletes perform at world-class levels. NUTRILITE is the Official Nutrition Supplement Provider for A.C. Milan. A.C. Milan is the most successful team in soccer; the NUTRILITE brand is the most respected name in nutrition. Together, they are working to push the boundaries of athletic performance.
WHY SHOULD I SUPPLEMENT?
We often don’t consume enough of the Phytonutrients, Vitamins and Minerals our bodies need through diet alone which is why it’s important to take safe, plant-based, organic,properly designed supplements to help fill all nutrition gaps and provided your body with the fuel it needs to perform at your highest level and stay healthy. The American Medical Association recommends that all adults take one multivitamin daily. This is true even if you already eat a diet rich in fresh, whole, natural foods, because the foods you consume often don’t supply all the vitamins and minerals you need, at the recommended levels. If you’re going to supplement, why not start with the world’s best multi? NUTRILITE® DOUBLE X® Vitamin/Mineral/Phytonutrient.
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Domonique Hargrove B.A., M.S. Founder of “Slight Edge Performance Program”