The Truth About Carbs

I stopped counting the number of hockey players who tell me (with great pride) that they really avoid carbs and focus on getting protein. When I was the strength coach at the University of Western Ontario, I thought it was more an issue for the female athletes, but it seems like there are a lot…

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The Best Diet For You This Off-Season

I am trying to wrap up a few questions from the live Webinar I hosted yesterday for members of the Insider’s List.  We covered a lot of ground and I answered most of your off-season training questions, but there were a few we just didn’t have time to cover. There were a few nutrition questions……

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Simple 3-Step Post Game Recovery

A simple 3-step reccovery? The answer is “Yes”. Yes, there are things you can do immediately after a game that will help you recover faster. Yes, anyone can do them. Yes, you can do them at the rink or at home. No, you don’t need a bike to do a ‘flush ride’. So, now that…

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Good vs. Evil. Should We Eat Grains?

  Aren’t we supposed to eat more whole grains? Is Gluten bad for you? Won’t I get a ‘Wheat Belly’. But won’t grains damage your intestine? Do you know the answer to these questions? And I mean know the answer, not have an opinion on them. Everyone has one of those 🙂 Our friends over…

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Your Super Simple Post Workout Meal

Biggest Nutrition Mistake Hockey Players Make… You make good nutrition too difficult and because you make it too difficult you fool yourself into believing that you don’t have time or the resources to eat properly. So here is one solution for you, it is a super simple post workout (or practice or game) meal that…

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Read This Before Your Morning Beverage…

When I sat down with my friend and Registered Dietician Lisa Cianfrini, MSc just before Christmas we talked about how to get through the holidays without gaining about 14lbs of blubber. The holidays were not too bad for me from that perspective, although it feels like I am just getting back into my normal nutrition…

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Needs More Pumpkin (Breakfast Recipe)

  Where did the all the Pumpkin go? I’m sure most of you had the same reaction a few weeks ago when you marched into your neighbourhood Starbucks and gazed into the pastry display – – horrified to see that the pumpkin scones and pumpkin cream cheese muffins were GONE! “Done for the season” I…

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How To Enjoy Holiday Eating Without Sabotaging Your Hockey

Look, we are all going to eat foods over the holidays that we wouldn’t typically eat the other 11-months of the year. I will for sure ding-dong some shortbread cookies because when else is it acceptable to eat butter and sugar straight up (maybe there is some flour or eggs in there to make it…

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A reminder about ‘The Perfect Time’

Are you familiar with the work that Dr. John Berardi and his crew do over at www.PrecisionNutrition.com?  They are my go-to online source for athlete nutrition (they are like the hockeytrainingpro.com of nutrition :)).  I had a conversation the other day with someone about improving their speed on the ice and what it would take…

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Why You Don’t Do What You Should + January All-Star

Today I have an article from Precision Nutrition’s Dr. John Berardi that is specifically for those of you who actually have a pretty good idea of what you could do to improve your performance on the ice (or even your waistline).  I also have the All-Star for January.  But first I have some photos of…

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