Dancers, coaches and parents,
Seeking some insight on peaking performance for state? Wondering what best practices are for an off-season?
For the first part of the month, let’s keep building on our January tips for peak performance. In the second half, let’s uncover the off-season secrets of the pros. The first two weeks make a difference!
Each week on MN Dance News social media channels, our friends at Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) will share tips on nutrition, mindset, conditioning and practice modification to help you reach that peak and make the most of your off-season immediately.
Tip #4: Postseason nutrition to fuel your goals
One way athletes make the most of each season is by changing their fuel to match the goal for each part of the season. How can dancers do this for post-competition season?
Remi Famodu, RDN, recommends:
- Shift your plate. During postseason, ½ your plate should be fruits and vegetables, ¼ protein and ¼ whole grains to give you plenty of nutrients.
- Off-season is the perfect time to practice trying new foods. It’s never a good idea to introduce foods on performance days. Prioritize your nutrition plan now so you have it down for the season.
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