Many athletes will do almost anything for elite performance, but some of those same athletes don’t realize the quest to gain an advantage over other competitors doesn’t have to include steroids and a giant mountain of supplements.
According to Dr. Barry Sears, diet is the real key to improving athletic performance, winning competitions and setting new PRs.
In Part 7 of Dr. Sears’ presentation held Aug. 8, 2009, in Orange County, Calif., the creator of the Zone Diet talks about the finer points of his program: how much protein you really need, when athletes should up their fat intake, how to determine the quality of the fish oil you should be taking, and how much fish oil you really need to improve performance.
With a carefully planned diet, smart training and the right amount of fish oil, athletes can improve reaction time, reduce body fat and inflammation, and improve moods—all leading to high performance.
“When you’re trying to give elite athletes an unfair but legal advantage, diet becomes the key factor,” Dr. Sears concludes.
Additional audio: Diet Secrets of the Tupperware Man by Greg Amundson, published Dec. 28, 2008.