A couple days ago, I provided a 4-step plan to help hockey players put on muscle mass and gain weight over the off-season. If you missed it, you can check it out here: A 4-Step Plan for Off-Season Weight Gain
Eating effectively starts with shopping effectively. Quite simply, if you don’t have the right ingredients to eat well, it’s impossible to do so. Below is a sample grocery shopping list taken directly out of Ultimate Hockey Nutrition. For a limited time, you can get direct access to this incredible resource here: Ultimate Hockey Nutrition.
Vegetables and Fruits
Grains and Other Carbohydrates
As you may be thinking, it’s not necessary to buy each of these items with each trip. I recommend printing this list, doing a quick inventory of what you already have, and then making a list of a couple things from each category to pick up your next grocery trip. If you’re reading this and you don’t do the shopping, pass this on to whoever does. If you can make dietary changes so that 80%+ of your diet comes from the foods listed above, it will have a powerful impact on your performance and health.
To your success,
P.S. I’m not sure how long this link will stay active, so if you recognize the profound effect nutrition can have on your performance, pick up your copy today! Get it here: Ultimate Hockey Nutrition
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Kevin has rapidly established himself as a leader in the field of physical preparation and sports science for ice hockey. He is currently the Head Performance Coach for the Boston Bruins, where he oversees all aspects of designing and implementing the team’s performance training program, as well as monitoring the players’ performance, workload and recovery. Prior to Boston, Kevin spent 2 years as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the San Jose Sharks after serving as the Director of Performance at Endeavor Sports Performance in Pitman, NJ. He also spent 5 years as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with USA Hockey’s Women’s Olympic Hockey Team, and has been an invited speaker at conferences hosted by the NHL, NSCA, and USA Hockey.