I just got my "Nutrition" advice from my school. I'm a tennis player, but this is the generic booklet that our training staff sends to all athletes, including the D1 football team. Here are some quotes:
There are facts the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and AMA (American Medical Association) put out on nutrition. Every athlete and non-athlete should adhere to these facts for better performance and to live longer.
...protein supplements are unnecessary and money foolishly spent.
â?¢ Less emphasis on meats and more on starches: rice, pasta, potatoes, and
vegetables (cooked or in salads)
Bread, Cereal, Rice, &Pasta Group: 6 to 11 Servings
The Bread, Cereal, Rice, and Pasta group is at the base of the pyramid, demonstrating that the
majority of the daily recommended allowance for foods should be chosen from this section.
Now I've been upping my carb intake somewhat in season, but this is just complete ignorant BS, no? I understand that T-Nation is more dedicated to bodybuilding, where functionality isn't always as highly prized (though in powerlifting it is). Can I get some people to weigh in on the differences between dietary needs of t-men and those of an average college athlete? And also how much of this is just bs (suggesting pasta at night and to avoid protein late)?
thanks, hope this at least provides a few laughs for people who want to mock the article