Thursday, April 18, 2013

The makings of an athlete: How to train yourself like the pros do

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Athletes, as per their job description, have to be in top physical form for every game. For them, fitness is more than just a way of life. While many regular people do not depend on being in top physical form for their bread and butter like athletes and many others do, there’s no denying that many of them admire star athletes for their accomplishments anyway.

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And often, these stars of sport are the first to tell others that keeping themselves fine-tuned for the next game is no spring picnic. Athletes do not achieve their success overnight and often dedicate a lot of time training their bodies physically and mentally as well as ensuring that they fuel themselves up with the right stuff each time.

While only a few people could actually give professional athletics a try, the spirit of athletic commitment can still be applied by those who want to adopt a more health-focused lifestyle, particularly when it comes to saving money and choosing the food in one’s diet.

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Mayo Clinic nutritionists Jennifer Nelson, M.S., R.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., list a few of these ways by which regular people can practice their own fitness regimens like pro athletes:

• Targeting areas for improvement;

• Identifying available resources;

• Planning to overcome obstacles;

• Celebrating successes; and

• Reevaluating and resetting when the need arises.

The full article can be read here.

In his NFL days, Brad Pyatt had tried many nutritional supplements that turned out to be detrimental to his performance. To provide other pro athletes with far better nutritional supplements to aid in their training, he founded MusclePharm, which is currently based in Colorado. Visit this website for more information.