“My brother, Drew, introduced me to Jon Copper. My goal was making weight in a healthy way at 120 lbs by the hydration and body fat percentage test for wrestling. The time with Jon has been well spent and productive. The first meeting included an assessment of my working out, sleeping, and eating habits. As a group we realized the types of food that were holding me back from meeting my goal.Read More
Ever heard someone tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day?
Well, No, It’s not- not if you are an athlete. (or even if you workout frequently)
For an athlete, by far, the most important meal of the day is what you consume during and after your workout.
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If you wait an hour or two after waking up to eat breakfast, then you’ll be okay, you just miss out on getting a start on some good quality proteins in to rebuild muscle.
But if you wait two hours after working out, then you do a lot of damage to your muscles, and her’s why:Read More
Yogurt is all the craze right now. Every senior citizen out there is eating Activia every day and says it helps to keep them “regular as regular can be” (I call it pooping like a champ).
If it’s good for seniors, is it good for athletes?
ABSOLUTELY! Yogurts like Activia are high in beneficial bacteria called probiotics. Probiotics help you in many ways, a few of which are:
- Have more energy by aiding in absorbing nutrients from the foods you eat
- Improve your immune system by fending off harmful bacteria and viruses
- Reduce recovery time and inflammation by increasing your body’s ability to eliminate toxins
So Eat more Probiotic containing foods like Yogurt and Kefir- they will help you Win a Gold on the John which may just help you Win the Gold on the Court.Read More
“Jon’s nutritional advice has been a great help to my pursuits of having a successful NFL career, and most everything I have learned in this area has come straight from him. He is knowledgeable as anyone out there on improving your sports performance through nutrition.”
- Cedric Peerman
Cincinnati Bengals Running Back
I will be co-hosting a special edition of Hoos Talking radio on Wednesday, Ocober 26th, at 7:00 PM, along with Frank Maloney and Jim Hobgood.
Topics will include
-The Diabesity Epidemic- what happened in the 1970′s that has caused diabetes to explode and waistelines to increase exponentially? And why are all the diets failing us?
-Nutrition in the NFL- what does it look like to eat well in order to perform at the highest level?
-What common convenience store items are banned by the NCAA and VHSL?
-Life Savers or Expensive Toilet Water- What’s the scoop on vitamin supplements?
We will have special guests former UVA Standout and current Cincinatti Bengal Running Back Cedric Peerman, former UVA linebacker Merrill Robertson, and former UVA and NFL wide receiver Billy McMullen.
Show will begin at 7:00 PM and will run until 8:00 PM directly following the normal Hoos Talking radio programming from 6:00-7:00Read More
The Following Article is entitled Iron: Too Much of a Good Thing by Bill Sardi
Recent studies reveal that blood donors exhibit lower rates of many diseases and experience better than average health. Additionally, the centuries-old practice of bloodletting is being revived as a treatment for disorders such as heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s. [ 1 ] Why would blood reduction improve health parameters? In part, because blood removal helps to control circulating iron levels.
Iron is an essential component of hemoglobin in red blood cells, is associated with strength, and is required for oxygen transport, DNA synthesis and other processes. But it also has a destructive nature. In its free form, unbound from hemoglobin or other binding proteins, it accelerates oxidation or “rusting” of body tissues. Since iron-induced oxidation worsens the course of virtually every disease, iron control could be a universal approach to disease prevention and therapy. [ 2 ]