Nutritional Periodization is an interesting concept that athletes at all levels of every sport should be familiar with. It is a concept that involves the fluctuation of macro-nutrient intake to match the intensity, volume, duration, and specificity of training as it changes throughout the year. This suggests devising a nutrition plan that correlates with the strength and training goals that you have at a particular point during the training cycle.
Over the last several years, the term dieting has almost become as similar to the way fashion works: Most people buy whatever is in style without asking why. Unfortunately, when making nutritional choices based on what popular media dictates instead of what research proves, then you can leave your long-term health to chance.
A workout is only as good as the recovery that follows, and nutrition plays a vital role in the body's ability to recover. The intense training for strength, size, speed, and endurance heavily taxes the body's energy reserves, depleting glycogen stores and breaking