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With the competition part of the season creeping up on us, it’s important to keep up on a good diet which includes nutritional supplementation. Recovery from hard training is a priority for all athletes, young and old.

Instead of just telling you that’s it’s important I will try to explain the biology of why it’s important. First of all, the recovery process is part of a pro active training program, and is just as important, if not more so, then the actual physical part of training.

As we put our body through the rigors of hard training, our immune system goes on high alert. The harder we train the harder our immune system works 24/7 to keep our body healthy. We need to have a fully functioning and strong immune system to fight off the bacteria and germs that cause colds and flues. Without a good diet our immune system will eventually weaken. Our immune system is working even when our body is at rest, and it needs quality nutrition to keep us healthy.

The other part of recovery is making sure that your athletic child gets plenty of rest in between training days. If you allow your child to participate in other sports in between our training days, he or she will not sufficiently recover from their hard training days on the track.  With very little recovery time they will not be able to perform at max effort, plus they’ll be sluggish throughout the week and possibly perform below standard at school. Youth injuries increase substantially without proper rest, diet and nutrition. So please keep your child healthy for a safe and enjoyable experience as a Thunder Hawk athlete.

Hammer nutrition is an important sponsor of our team. In fact, we are the only pre-high school club in the world that they sponsor through what is called their scholastic grant program. What this enables us to do is purchase high quality nutritional supplements such as protein, minerals and vitamins at a substantially reduced price. These are the same supplements that some our Olympic athletes use for their training.
Coach Richard Burke