February 9, 2009
For this installment of Athlete Spotlight, we highlight baseball players Brian Wilson and Barry Zito of the San Francisco Giants. Recently, they shared their offseason workout regiment on the Giants Official Site.
The two pitchers have engaged in a six-day-per-week routine since November 1st. Here are the details:
- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are devoted to specific muscle groups
- Tuesdays are for plyometrics, which refine the body’s fast-twitch muscles
- Thursdays are for yoga
- Saturdays are kickboxing days
Also, check out the article to find out more about their interesting games of catch.
The success that Wilson and Zito have this year will largely be determined by their dedication to this offseason workout.
February 6, 2009
It turns out that drinking sports drinks with a mix of carbohydrates and protein is better than a sports drink with carbs alone. That was the conclusion of John Berardi and a team of researchers when they studied the impact of different sports drinks on cyclists and their recovery times from workouts.
Berardi, founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Precision Nutrition, was recently interviewed by ScientistLive. During the interview, Berardi explains the study and its results as well as some of the mechanics that drive those results. The entire interview is a great read for Players who want to get a detailed understanding of what goes on in their bodies when they consume sports drinks.
Click here to take a look at the entire interview.