We take this 3-pillar approach and build a - personalized - nutrition plan for YOU! This is not a “one-size fits all” approach to health!
with Jack O'Connor
Reaching your full potential as an athlete takes serious work. It takes consistency. It takes sacrifice. It takes countless hours of strenuous, uncomfortable, exhaustive training. As a former collegiate athlete and Ironman triathlete, I know first-hand the physical and mental demands of performing at a high level, and it’s not easy.
Whether you are a recreational athlete interested in completing your first 5K run or an Olympian going for gold, most of us would agree that your results are dependent on the physical work you put in day in and day out. Is it just about the training though? While your training frequency, duration, and intensity all factor into your end results, your ability to achieve optimal performance largely relies on another key factor: nutrition. In order to maximize the benefits from all those hours in the gym, on the track, on the pavement, on the court, on the trail, in the pool, or on the field — you need to fuel yourself properly. Nutrition provides your muscles and brain with the necessary fuel to perform at their best; and allows your body to sustain energy and recover efficiently. There is no denying that what you put in your body (or don’t put) can have a direct effect on not only your exercise performance, but overall health.
At Inc Nutrition, there are are 8 key areas that we focus on to help athletes and teams meet their performance goals:
Energy: Calorie recommendations to support health and performance
Macronutrients: Personalized recommendations for carbs, protein, and fat
Micronutrients: Vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients to meet individual needs
Nutrient Timing: Properly fuel yourself before, during, and after exercise
Hydration: Guidelines for optimal hydration to sustain and improve performance
Supplements: Safety and efficacy of specific sports supplements and ingredients
Functional Nutrition: Microbiome research, nutrigenomics, and labwork for athletes
8. Culinary Nutrition: From guidelines to groceries — practical meal ideas for athletes on-the-go!
At Inc Nutrition, we have experienced Sports Dietitians who will provide the tools and resources needed for long-term success. If you are an athlete interested in improving your performance, you must focus on proper nutrition. While many recommendations for promoting overall health and wellbeing overlap with sports nutrition recommendations, there are several nutritional strategies which have been proven to specifically help athletes. When you appropriately fuel and hydrate yourself based on your personal needs, you can unlock your full athletic potential. Consistent and proper training can make you a great athlete; but dialing in your nutrition will make you elite.