As early as 10 years ago, a common pregame meal consisted of steak and eggs. Coaches suggested and explained that the high protein content provided the fuel my muscles would need and we followed his lead. Today we know better! As you learned in chapter 14, protein is not a desirable fuel for muscles.
Sometimes, athletes were told by their coaches to lose weight through whatever means possible, mostly starvation and dangerous dehydration. It was what most coaches did then, but thankfully today we know better.
Explain what you believe to be the role of the coach to help your athletes improve their nutrition knowledge and training habits?
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