Thank you registering your son for TVBR Strength and Conditioning (Winter Program). In order for them to maximize their strength gains they need to consume a minimum of half their body weight in lean proteins every day. (i.e. 120 lbs = 60 grams per day) Try to have them eat protein 7 times every day: Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, post work out drink/bar, dinner, before bed snack. Please help your son achieve this by having the following proteins in your home. Have your son take ownership in their diet by having them record their protein in a journal every night. Please feel free to email or call me if you have and questions or concerns.
Athletes need protein primarily to repair and rebuild muscle that is broken down during exercise and to help optimize carbohydrate storage in the form of glycogen. Protein isn’t an ideal source of fuel for exercise, but can be used when the diet lacks adequate carbohydrate. This is detrimental though because if used for fuel there isn’t enough available to repair and rebuild body tissues including muscle.