Every Major League Baseball player no matter their position… and even the collegiate, high school, or youth players, all need to eat properly to perform their best. The top professionals and collegiate athletes made it because they desired and dedicated themselves to their skills and performance on the field. When it comes to nutrition you need to have the same attitude. That means practicing daily and making habits of fueling your body properly. To be The Complete Player you have to prepare your body for competition.
The Complete Player means doing you’re best in all aspects of being a great athlete. For a player to be great they must be focused on improving or maintaining proper nutritional habits. When the support of a sound nutritional plan is thrown on the back-burner the player will absolutely suffer. The difference between a player who eats right and one who does not is the difference between a champion and a runner-up.
The benefits of following a strong and strategic nutrition plan… a.k.a. applying healthy eating habits… are increased in-game performance through steady supply of energy, increased judgment and reaction speed, increased hand-eye coordination and batting power, increased pitching speed and fielding ability, decreased potential for onset fatigue, decreased feelings of hunger during performance, and decreased chances of muscle breakdown. Therefore if you are not fueling up properly beforehand you are missing out on all of those benefits and setting yourself and your team up for failure.
These benefits also carry into the training and preparation for in-game performance. Your weight room and skills training will be enhanced through proper nutrition. You will become faster, stronger, will gain increased muscle mass, and develop stronger muscles, bones and joints as you provide your body with proper fuel and recovery needs. As your weight room and skills training performance increases through proper nutrition so will your on-field performance.
If you want to perform your best… if you want to take your training to the next level… if you want to take your baseball game to the next level… if you want to be The Complete Player… You must take the steps to develop and implement proper nutritional habits.