Nutrition for Injury Recovery

Nutrition for Injury Recovery

No matter how well we train for our sport, injuries happen.  When injured, it is important to stay focused on recovery and rehab, but nutrition and supplements can play a big role during this time as well. 

Here is an infographic that  shows us how proper nutrition can help during the different phases of injury recovery.

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Meal Prep Made Easier

Meal Prep Made Easier

In a recent post, we discussed some ideas on how to eat better on the go.  This always takes a little bit of planning, and the best way to make sure you are prepared for the day or week is through weekend meal prep.  Take some time to game plan what you want to eat for the week, then cook those meals on Saturday or Sunday and you are set.  

This infographic give some great ideas on how to prep meals when you know you have a busy week ahead.

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Tips for eating on the go

Tips for eating on the go

Our athletes and clients are always on the go.  Traveling to and from school, work, workouts, and practices can cause some stress and lead us to eat too quickly, and in some cases skip meals completely.  But if we plan ahead, we can definitely stop missing meals and snacks.  

Our first choice is to sit and eat a complete meal, if you know you have somewhere to be around meal time, adjust by eating before you leave.  If that is not possible, make sure you pack accordingly.  

Here is an infographic from Precision Nutrition that shows us some ways to stay prepared when we are on the go.

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What should I eat?

What should I eat?

This is a question that all of the coaches at The ANNEX hear quite often.  Of course, the answer varies per person, per goal, and per sport season. For most clients, we like to start with some simple goals of: eat more of this_____, and eat less of that ____.  And as simple as that sounds, some very big changes can be made by just following those goals.

Below is a great infographic from Precision Nutrition that details some of the foods we should eat more of and some we should avoid and eat less of.  We would love to hear your feedback and if you have any questions, please contact our Precision Nutrition certified coach Tim Laffey (tim@annexsportsperformance.com).

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#ANNEXFamily

#ANNEXFamily

What an exciting fall it has been for Annex athletes outside the training facility.  

In early November we had our first World Series Champion, Rick Porcello. 

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 National Signing Day brought us many athletes who signed their National Letter of Intent to schools like: US Military Academy, US Naval Academy, UNC Chapel Hill, Georgetown University, Vanderbilt University, University of Maryland and Stonybrook University to name a few. 

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We hosted our 4th Annual Battle of the Boroughs which was a great success. 

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Lastly, Annex athlete Jack Leiter won a gold Medal in the 2018 COPABE U-18 Pan-American Championship in Panama in early December. 

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It goes without saying we are so proud of all the hard work of these athletes both inside and out of the gym. It's always a great honor to be a part of the process and see all your work come to fruition.

Congratulation to Annex Athlete Rick Porcello and the Boston Red Sox on their 2018 World Series Victory!!!

Congratulation to Annex Athlete Rick Porcello and the Boston Red Sox on their 2018 World Series Victory!!!

What an amazing October. I had the opportunity to watch playoff baseball in three different ballparks: New York, Houston and Los Angeles. As a lifelong fan of the game, this was an unforgettable experience.

Twelve years ago I began working with Rick when he was a high schooler at Seton Hall Prep. From an early age there was no doubt he was a special talent. He not only possessed natural skill and athletic capabilities, he also carried himself with a level of maturity and drive that has served him well throughout the years.  

3 Big Takeaways from a Busy Summer

3 Big Takeaways from a Busy Summer

The Annex Sports Performance provides information on 3 Big Takeaways from a Busy Summer. For details, call us at 9737011616.

ANNEX Athlete of the Month: Matt Devlin

ANNEX Athlete of the Month: Matt Devlin

At the ANNEX we are so proud when our athletes move onto the next level and reach their goals.Matt Devlin, class of 2017 Chatham High School, has committed to Franklin & Marshall College for next fall as pitcher with the possibility of playing field position too.

ANNEX Athlete of the Month: Henry Voorhees

ANNEX Athlete of the Month: Henry Voorhees

Coach Tim Laffey presents 6’7” Henry Voorhees, basketball player for Columbia High School (headed to DeSales University in Allentown, Pa.), as our Annex Athlete of the Month for his amazing progress since he started training with purpose.

Why you should add whey protein isolate to your training

Why you should add whey protein isolate to your training

We are often asked by parents and athletes on how to maximize training potential. Additionally, many athletes are looking to put on added weight, gain strength, add muscle and improve overall diet.  One such way is to add whey protein to your workout routines.

A great June for ANNEX Athletes

A great June for ANNEX Athletes

The Annex Sports Performance provides information on a great June 2016 for ANNEX Athletes. For details, call us at 9737011616.