Hey you! With finals coming up, let us help you put your best tuck forward! We know conquering a handspring is anything but basic and that’s why timing your meals is one of the keys to being a successful student athlete! Every position within the pyramid—flyers, bases, and spotters—requires a lot of muscle strength to fully support one another. The good news is milk is bone-building so you will be ready to kill your routine with your fam by refueling with balanced meals, smart snacking and consistent hydration throughout the day. You may be wondering, what is a healthy diet?
Ideally, you should aim to get in three balanced meals a day. This involves eating the correct proportion of foods to ensure you’re getting enough carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. A balanced meal is your ticket to having enough energy and nutrients to stay strong as an athlete. It’s essential to make sure you have the mental and physical strength to be your amazing selves in the classroom and on the mat. Ladies, don’t think that you have to skip a meal because you have a tough day of conditioning in front of you–it’s actually the opposite! Trust us. Eating three hearty plates a day is the first step to pulling off your routine.
The next step to killing it on the mat is smart snacking. It is important to make sure you get that extra boost of fuel and strength from a combination of carbohydrates, and proteins. Sticking to snacks lower in fat and fiber surrounding your training/competition sessions can be necessary to prevent delayed digestion or stomach cramping. We have some great snack combo ideas, don’t you worry!
The final and probably most important step to being the best cheer squad ever is hydration. The proper amount of hydrationduring training or competition will enhance your performance, delay fatigue and prevent injuries associated with dehydration and sweat loss. Listen up, girls: let’s break it all down for you cheer-style.
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