So You Wanna Be A Wildcat: Pre and Post Practice

As we’re heading into our season with weekly practices, here are a few ideas on what to eat/drink pre and post practice!

1 Hour Before Practice
Drink 600mL of sports drink
Eat a small amount of carbohydrates and protein
Sample Carbs: pretzels, cereal, or a granola bar
Sample Protein: 1/4 cup of nuts, low fat yogurt, jerky

During Practice
Stay hydrated with water or sports drinks

After Practice
Drink enough fluids to replace sweat loss
Eat or Drink something within 15 minutes
Ideas: Peanut Butter Sandwich, two large handfuls of trail mix, high-carbohydrate sports bar

Source: Coach Branting