Effect of nutrition education on diet, body composition and performance following off-season training in D-1 baseball players

Nutrition influences performance in a variety of ways. For example, adequate intake of carbohydrates, proteins and fats facilitates the recovery process to build and repair damaged muscle, resynthesize glycogen and support endocrine function and nutrient absorption. In addition, nutritional intake can be manipulated to increase lean body mass and reduce fat mass which can directly …

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Body Composition: Impact on Performance

Apart from raw talent and technical abilities, success in team sports requires athletes to have the necessary physical capacities to compete at a high level (e.g., sufficient levels of strength, endurance, power, speed, etc.). One physiological variable that has a tremendous impact on each of these physical qualities is body composition. This includes body fat …

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