Season is Over… What now?
Believe it or not, there is a system here. If you aren’t sure what that looks like I will break it down for you.
- Pre Season:
This is where you and your coach reflect on the past season and dream of where you want to go.
What changes need to happen to get there? Do you need to become faster? Stronger? Recover from injury? Recover your hormones? Lose weight? Gain weight?
Once you have a clear vision, then we support that goal with your nutrition.
As the season comes, we slowly up the fuel so you can go into games/competition/races/matches with confidence.
- Post Season:
First and Foremost.…. TAKE TIME OFF. DO NOT TRACK. DO NOT MEASURE. This isn’t an “if you want to” or “you should” thing. This is an I say and your body says it needs it. It is part of the rest and recovery process. In order to get better at anything, there has to be a rest and recovery phase.
When is the right time to get back into tracking? When you have an itch for it. When you want it.
Post season for real now: Let’s think back to season and consider what your body went through. It is beat. It is inflamed. Not just from the demands you put into it, but also from the foods you ate in order to hit your intake. Season is also a high-stress time. So, we got to nurture those hormones.
This might mean getting some tests done to see where your hormone levels are at. This means focusing on micro carbs and healthy fats. This means eating foods rich in probiotics aka fermented foods. This means getting in touch with your body and how it feels after eating certain foods. Always suspected some sort of food intolerance? Well, this is the time to figure it out.
This then cycles into preseason.
Not sure where to start? Email us at Coastrangenutrition@gmail.com and we will talk about goals and plans!
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