The biggest difference between players who reach the highest levels of hockey and those who do not, outside of talent and work ethic, is nutrition.
There is a direct correlation between what you put into your body and what your body and mind can produce for you. Yes, your body and mind, because nutrition effects both.
In these days where we are all practicing social distancing, and staying indoors as much as possible, it is more important than ever to watch what we are eating.
When our workouts can not be as intense as they normally would be simply because most of us don’t have a full gym in our homes, we have to make sure we are burning the calories we take in.
Eating processed, pre packaged, frozen, and fast foods, is not what athletes do. Planning your meals, and caloric intake is what the top athletes do.
In this time, you have no excuse not to spend a little time making your diet and watching your intake. There are plenty of programs available on line to help you do this.
With a reduced time to try out for teams before the season starts this year, you will need to be ready when the arenas open again. There will not be time to train to get ready. You will need to book your travel and go in short order.
Unless you have the equipment a home to get bigger and stronger, you need to be sure you are not simply getting fatter because of what you are eating.
Remember, protein powders and supplements are high in calories. If you are not burning the calories you are storing them as fat. Be careful and eat natural at this time. Your career depends on it.
Joseph Kolodziej – Adviser