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"As a student-athlete
playing football at Yale
University, I have
witnessed how the
Performance Nutrition
program at Athletic
Edge can help me to
maintain my energy,
size and strength on
the field, while also
keeping my mental
focus strong in the
classroom. I would
highly recommend this
program to anyone
looking to improve
their performance on
and off the field."

—Justin Oplinger

Yale University Sophomore



Food for Thought:
How can Performance Nutrition help if you're:

  • Losing steam in the 2nd half;
  • Cramping up in the backfield;
  • Trying to increase muscle mass;
  • Struggling to reduce body fat;
  • Battling constant cravings?

Aside from sports training, nutrition may be the most important influence on athletic performance. It affects immunity, body mass, hydration, fluid levels, hormones, muscle repair, and recovery from injury. Correctly customizing nutrition to how an individual reacts to foods maximizes the body's ability to care for itself. Then, individualizing nutrition to a person's sport and training demands further feeds success on the playing field by promoting, lasting energy, and mental clarity.

To that end, an important cornerstone of the Performance Nutrition program at Athletic Edge is Metabolic Typing, the most scientifically-advanced nutritional-needs analysis available today. It works from the belief that people—who have unique DNA, fingerprints, etc. — also have individual metabolic/nutritional needs. The fact that one person can go on the Zone Diet, or the Atkins Diet, or the South Beach Diet, etc., and have great success, while others fail miserably highlights the notion that a "one-size-fits-all" nutritional plan is heavily flawed.

After going through current status and future goals with a Performance Nutrition Specialist, clients are helped to become aware of different body states before, during, and after food consumption. This helps to accurately answer a thorough questionnaire whose subjects range from cravings to body composition to behavioral tendencies, etc. Lifestyle variables that can affect metabolism — things like food quality, environmental toxins and physical and emotional stress—are factored in as well. In addition, a questionnaire geared more to lifestyle and performance habits (hours spent on the playing field and the gym, typical menus, hydration, rest and recovery) helps illustrate which body system is dominant in metabolizing foods, what types and ratios of food groups must be maintained, and how performance nutrition has to work with a periodized sports program. Because of the initial learning curve, the program is designed to work optimally with a trained advisor who can guide and make program modifications when needed.

Athletic Edge is always atop of industry information, scientific evidence, and technological breakthroughs. Our new Performance Nutrition Program will help fuel individual athletic success by focusing on the inside and out. A Performance Nutrition Specialist can explain:
  • Current Nutritional Status
  • Optimal Metabolic Type
  • Nutritional imbalances contributing to fatigue, injury, sluggishness
  • Energy system needs for sport-specificity
  • Corrective Nutritional Strategy
  • Food and hydration strategy for pre- and post-workout and pre- and post-competition

Feel better, play the best. Ask about one-one-one Performance Nutrition Training.

Titleist Certified Golf Fitness Instructor

Athletic Performance
Performance Nutrition influences optimal body mass, fuel for training and competition, replenishing fuel stores andhydratin, rebuilding muscle and energy stores, and aiding in injury recovery.

For Sport-Specificity
Depending on the sport and position played, there are different muscle (fiber) types that are recruited and different energy systems used. These have to be "fed" and trained properly to maximize success.

Eating For Success
Nutritional imbalances contribute to fatigue, injury and mental sluggishness. In order to avoid training and game-day disasters, athletes should have food and hydration strategies in place for pre- and post-workouts and pre- and post-competition.

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