Gaining Weight for College Ball

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Question: I need to gain weight for football. I have several D1 teams who are interested but want me heavier. I don’t want to just get heavier without gaining muscle. What is the best way to put on good weight? Answer: Congratulations on having multiple options for continuing your career into collegiate ball. First, don’t […]

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Rely On Preparation not Energy Drinks

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Question: I’m training four days a week and wondered if there was a good energy drink or pre-workout drink I should use when I don’t feel up to a workout. Also, what’s more important, water or Gatorade when working out? Answer: Pre-workout and energy drinks supply a big boost of caffeine and sugar, at best, […]

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Eat Your Greens – That’s an Order!

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Question: I don’t like green foods. I couldn’t say it’s the color or the texture or why but I just don’t want to eat them. What is so important about vegetables that you should eat them every day? Answer: Not only should you eat green food every day you probably should find some way to […]

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Nuts – The Nutritional Pluses and Minuses

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Queston: I like to eat nuts but probably eat too many of them. How much should I eat and which nuts are the best to eat. Should I eat them roasted or raw? Answer: Nuts are a great snack but they are a calorie dense food. While they offer good nutrition for the calories they […]

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Protein for Lactose Sensitivity that’s NCAA OK?

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Question: I am a collegiate athlete and I use a whey isolate protein because of my lactose sensitivity. Regular whey protein does not sit well in my stomach. One of the trainers at school said I was only allowed to use the brand the school provided because it was certified by the NCAA. It kills […]

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Quick and Healthy Meals

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Question: I’m heading back to college but I’m moving into an apartment. That means I have to cook which I don’t know how to do. Do you have any healthy recipes or tips for eating healthy? Answer: Everyone needs to learn to cook and then have the self-discipline to do it more often instead of […]

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Why Pasta is NOT what You Should Eat to Prepare for a Sporting Event

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Question: When I am preparing to run a race, the night before I eat a pasta meal. In one of your articles you disagree with pasta as a carbohydrate loading tool. Why is that and what should you eat? Answer: For our athletes who run or who are preparing for a sporting event, there are […]

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Healthy Eating and Exercise are Necessary for Weight Loss

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Question: I recently read an article that stated that exercise didn’t help with losing weight and that dieting only would do the job. Can you explain how that is true? Answer: First thing: you can’t out train a bad diet. We’ve been preaching that for years. The article didn’t explain in detail the research but […]

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Does My Son Need Prework Drinks and Protein After Workout?

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Question: My high school age son uses a preworkout drink before training and protein every day after he works out. Is that safe for him to use? Also he trains every day for 90 minutes. Is that excessive? Answer: Your son is highly motivated to train daily at home. Training for 90 minutes is a […]

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Key to Keeping the Weight Off This Time…

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Question: My New Year’s resolution is like a lot of others. I need to lose weight and this time keep it off. I lost 25 pounds this year but added it back on as my old habits emerged. How can I do this and make it stick? Answer: Obviously, you did something right to lose […]

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