3 Tasty Meals to Support Muscle Growth

Nutrition, Sports Psychology & Fitness Articles

3 Tasty Meals to Support Muscle Growth

By TrueSport
When you think of muscle growth and the nutrients required, protein is probably the first nutrient that comes to mind. But there’s more to growing strong muscles than simply eating a lot of protein. With young athletes in particular, there are a few important things to keep in mind if you’re trying to help them boost muscle mass or even simply maintain it.

Five Healthy Whole Foods for Quick Protein on the Go

By TrueSport
It can be difficult to ensure that your young athlete is getting enough protein—especially when they are leaving early in the morning for practice before school and staying late for a second practice or other extracurricular activity.

Should Athletes Really Use Ankle and Knee Braces for Sport Injuries?

By TrueSport
If you’ve ever wandered around in a sporting goods store or pharmacy, you’ve likely noticed an aisle largely dedicated to different wraps, braces, bandages, and tape designed to help an athlete recover from an injury or ease pain. But not all braces are created equal, and not every injury requires a brace.

How to Support Recovery of Soft Tissue Injury with Nutrition

By TrueSport
If your athlete has torn, ruptured, or otherwise injured a muscle, tendon, or ligament, they’re dealing with a soft tissue injury. These injuries can be frustrating, since the area that’s injured can look perfectly normal, but on the inside, the body is hard at work trying to heal.

6 Signs that Two-A-Day Practices are Too Much

By TrueSport
Although two-a-day practices remain a standard in many clubs and high school sports, they have been discontinued by a number of college and professional sports programs because the downsides often outweigh the benefits. Pair practices with school, games, extracurricular activities, work, and social obligations, and it’s amazing that any high school athlete can handle two training sessions per day.

Myth Busters: Are different cooking oils actually better for you?

By TrueSport
There are so many different cooking oils on the market, and it can be difficult to know which oil is the healthiest to use when cooking or baking for your young athletes. A high-quality oil can provide vital nutrition.

Are there benefits to using enriched water?

By TrueSport
Alkaline water, mineral water, carbonated water, coconut water: There are so many different water options available that it can feel a bit overwhelming at the grocery store. Which one will serve your athlete best, or is plain old tap water the optimal solution?

3 Easy and Healthy Breakfasts for Athletes

By TrueSport
As a busy parent, you may simply find yourself struggling to make a healthy breakfast for your athlete as you rush to get out the door to head to work on time. But there are plenty of easy, healthy options that can be prepped ahead of time and only take a few minutes to whip up.

5 Signs of Dehydration and How to Best Rehydrate

By TrueSport
Hot weather is coming, and that means your athletes are at a higher risk of becoming dehydrated during practices and games. And even mild dehydration can impact athletic performance, as well as an athlete’s general health.

3 Times Sports Drinks Should be Your Go-To Recovery Drink

Are you supposed to be drinking plain water, or sipping a sports drink, or chugging a protein shake? Do you really need electrolytes…and if so, which electrolytes matter most? Unfortunately, the answers to sports nutrition questions tend to be nuanced, and change depending on the style and duration of your practice or game, as well as factors like temperature.