Can you direct me to a nutrition / diet source I can use to educate young basketball players?

I am collecting articles for young basketball players to improve their game. One of the topics is nutrition/diet for athletes. Can you direct me to a source I can use to educate them? Have you read my exercise, fluids, My Plate, protein & amino acids and underweight topics? Try out the Healthy Body Calculator® which could...

I do a lot of running. I don’t like eating and/or can’t eat enough to keep my energy level up.

I do a lot of running (50+ miles per week) training/running marathons. I don't like eating and/or I can't eat enough to keep my "energy" level up ... I eat a lot of carbohydrates, fruits, veggies, etc. ... rarely meat ... My question is that what do you think about products like "Ensure" to...

When is it appropriate for an athlete to eat before a game? How much water do I need?

I have some questions, that I need the answers for a paper by tonight. When is it appropriate for an athlete to eat before a game? What are the nutrients an athlete needs? How much water do I take in during a game and how often do I need that water? I need to know...

My swimming coach told me to lose 15 pounds. I am 15 years old. I don’t feel fat.

My swimming coach told me to lose fifteen pounds. I'm 15 years old, 5'6" and weigh 123 pounds. I don't feel fat. We practice two hours a day, plus weekly swim meets. What should I do? The healthy body weight of a female 5'6" is 130 pounds. An appropriate weight range is 10 percent above...

Would you lend me some tips on what to eat and drink prior to the 5K runs?

My name is Billy and I am a 15-year-old runner. The cross-country championships are on November 30. My goal to run one of my best 5 K's ever. I'm putting in the proper training, but I need some help with nutrition. Would you be able to lend me some tips on what to eat...

I am looking for any information you might have for hydrostatic weighing.

I am a Physical Education major. I am looking for any information you might be able to email to me dealing with hydrostatic weighing. I am working on a major laboratory project and could use some assistance. The lab deals with percent body fat, so any additional info on that would help also. I...

Are protein powders beneficial for you?

Are protein powders, pre-workout drinks, and other supplements like these beneficial for you? For the average person who may or may not lift weights, protein powders are not beneficial and costly. Same for pre-workout drinks. Drink 1 cup of water before you work out and drink at least 1 cup of water during workouts in hot,...

How can we get my wrestler son down to weight in at 105 pounds from 110 in the next 3 weeks?

I am the 48-year-old father of an 18-year-old high school wrestler. My son's weight at the start of practice (Nov.) was 118 pounds. By working out at practice he got down to 107 to 108 pounds and then starved himself to 103 pounds to wrestle. Right now he weighs 110 pounds after a two-week...

Am I doing things OK for my goal of increasing lean body mass?

Hello. Just found your fantastic website via a post from one of the misc.fitness newsgroups. What an outstanding job you've done - it must have taken many hours to put it all together! (Does that count as "sedentary" time?) Background... I am male, 48, 6 feet 3 inches, 215 pounds. I workout on a somewhat...

In a well balanced 1500 calorie a day diet, what is too much protein?

In a well balanced 1500 calorie a day diet what is too much protein (in grams) to consume? I am involved in weight training and really feel better when I eat MORE protein than is advised in various charts. Why is too much (assuming the protein I am eating is high quality, low fat,...

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