By Julie Shepherd
We talk a lot about the importance of building strength in our athletes. The benefits are vast and include increasing speed, power, endurance, explosiveness, and reducing the risk of injuries. But there are many aspects to building a strong athlete outside of just strength they do not get enough attention. Today we are going to start a four part series on building the whole athlete. Our topics will include, nutrition, sleep, mindset, and strength. We will dive a little deeper into each of these topics and discuss the importance they all hold and how if one is “off” it can affect all. Our focus today will be on the topic of nutrition.