Olympic athletes dedicate their lives to their sports. It’s inspiring and may leave you dreaming about becoming an Olympic contender. Can the average Joe become a medalist?
The truth is that most people have daily jobs, making training difficult. Olympians have a team of physical therapists, nutritionists and doctors to help them succeed.
They also work to the point of overtraining. You need to rest your muscles and sleep in order to get results.
Consuming a protein shake after a workout can help build muscle. Velocital helps build lean mass during training. High quality carbs and proteins are important for your nutrition. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
Muscle training is important. Work with a trainer to develop a routine that works with your body’s functionality. Save advanced techniques until you are strong enough to benefit from them.
If your time is very limited, do strength training instead of cardio. Alternate upper and lower body if you only have 40 minutes four or five times a week.
Find something that fuels your passion and pursue that as your supplemental workout for your sports training.
Listen as Jim LaValle joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share how Olympians train and how you can up your fitness game.