I’ve spent the better part of 15 years competing as a professional athlete. I’ve also been at the front end of teaching and coaching in my sport. Needless to say, the topic of nutrition has played a daily part in my life; first on a personal level and secondly as a coach. It’s a scientifically held position that to perform at one’s best as an athlete, your nutrition needs to be spot on, and as a coach, it’s one of the topics which I’m always being asked about. It goes without saying then that, as an athlete and a coach, I’m a veritable expert on the matter of eating and nutrition. I must be, right?
Well, you’ll be surprised that I consider myself a complete ignoramus on the matters of eating, diet and nutrition. Yup, I wouldn’t dare venture into that potato patch touting any level of expertise. Despite the huge importance that eating plays in peak athletic performance, it’s not an area I’ve spent much time on researching. I’ll rather leave that to the pros.
There have been libraries of blogs, books and veritable bibles published on the topic of nutrition. And not by ignoramuses either. From Nobel Laureates to renowned doctors, scientists and….
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