Friday, March 18, 2011

Athletes, Eat Smoothies To Build Muscle

Athletes, you need to eat more smoothies to help you build muscle. The biggest problem I have when training young athletes is getting them to eat enough (and consistently) to build muscle!

It is not uncommon for a growing young athlete to need 4,000 to 5,000 calories a day to build muscle. Their metabolisms run so high and they are so active that they burn calories quickly. Those were the days :)

If you want to add protein powder to your smoothie, that's even better. You need as many healthy calories as you can get.

I also recommend eating a pre- and post-workout smoothie to help your body recover and rebuild muscle tissues after strength training. While you're at it, you can eat a smoothie for your morning and afternoon snacks. You can eat an extra 1,200 to 1,500 calories a day just by eating smoothies.

Smoothies are easy to make and inexpensive. So, what are you waiting for?! Don't you want to be bigger, stronger and faster next season?

Or, if you are currently playing your season, eat smoothies to help you maintain your weight during the long season. Many athletes lose too much weight during the season and their game performance suffers.

Here are two great smoothie recipes for you:


--1 banana
--1 cup non-fat yogurt
--1/3 cups blueberries (can be frozen)
--1/3 cups strawberries (can be frozen)
--2/3 cups ice
--1 or 2 scoops of your favorite whey protein powder

Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.


--10 ounces apple-cranberry juice
--4 ounces strawberries
--2 ounces pineapple chunks
--2 scoops rainbow sherbet
--1/2 banana
--1/2 cups ice
--1 or 2 scoops of your favorite whey protein powder

Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Pound the calories muscle-builders!

If you want more delicious smoothie recipes to help build muscle, download your free Smoothies Book now!

Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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  1. Cheers for the valuable piece of advice. Blog bookmarked :)

  2. Smoothies are a great choice for healthy, energizing snacks during the day. Forget about the 100-calorie snack packs and sugary treats for snacks. They leave you unsatisfied, under-nourished and wanting to eat even more. And therefore athletes choose this.

  3. There is great number of people especially men which would like to make their muscles especially so called as six pack abs.


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