Pillar of Performance #3 - Nutrition August 05, 2019 20:59 Updated Not a Member yet? $25/month Get Purple Patch Education Membership, A complete performance education program for coaches and athletes. SUBSCRIBE You need to sign in to view this page. Click The Text To Jump To The Article Nutrition Vs. Fueling Your Workouts As an athlete, it is extremely important that you grasp the difference between nutrition & fueling. Fueling calories come just before, during, and after a workout. Nutrition calories represent what you consume during regular meals. This is a critical element of performance and absolutely essential foundational knowledge. Nailing Your Nutrition & Hydration Strategies A nutrition overview with a deep focus on hydration. In this article, we discuss the benefits of hydration in your day-to-day life as well during athletics. Understanding the role hydration plays in your performance is critical, and for those who don't, it will prove a costly mistake. Consequences of Poor Fueling Think: Muscle cannibalization, retention of fat, loss of energy, performance decline, stress increase. Read on for more details on the consequences and some tips for improving body composition and weight loss. Related articles Nutrition Vs. Fueling Your Workouts Consequences of Poor Fueling Pillar of Performance #4 - Recovery What is the best method for scaling my session? What is minimal form pace (MFP) running?