Summer is a time when many of the athletes I see in my office ask about shifting body composition either to gain lean functional muscle for more power and explosiveness or to lean out in order to improve speed and agility.
Soccer players are no exception. However, some, depending on age and level of play, are faced with the challenge of doing so in the midst of their summer seasons. Players’ goals certainly can be met as long as they are willing to plan ahead for games, practices and travel.
Younger players also may take advantage of the tips below. Following a busy spring schedule and the flurry of end of school activities, everyone can benefit from recommitting to healthy nutrition habits including more meals at home.