How to Take Care of Your Body During Summer Travel-Ball – Part I

“Summer Seventeen” has arrived, and with it another travel baseball season begins.  The manner in which travel-ball consumes the months of May through August for high school-aged ballplayers is rapidly growing from year to year. Tournaments are proliferating and expanding, families are traveling further, the competition is ratcheting higher, and the scouts flock by the…

What They Don’t Tell You About “Getting Lean”

Whether you are an athlete or non-athlete, improving body composition can usually be a positive goal worth working toward. But, if done inappropriately, or if misunderstood, getting lean can have some very negative consequences to overall health and well-being, let alone athletic performance. It is important to understand and evaluate the investment and toll it will take…

Real-Food Protein Snacks for Student-Athletes

Nearly all athletes today know that they need protein in their diet. Proteins, in their most basic form of amino acids, are the the building blocks for many vital functions in our body, including what many athletes are most concerned about: building lean muscle mass. There are, however, some misconceptions about protein digestion and athletic performance,…