How To Make Bulletproof Wrestlers?
I coach a high school wrestling team and constantly preach the necessity and benefits of proper nutrition on performance (we commonly utilize the analogy of the type of fuel required to operate a Formula1 racing car). Usually, post weigh-ins, our kids have about 45-60 mins until they're required to compete. What Bulletproof foods do you recommend to best replenish their energy stores in order to perform at an optimal level on the mat, especially over the course of a multiple day tournament with multiple weigh-ins and up to 9-10 matches?
As we all know, high school student-athletes don't usually purchase or prepare their own meals, nor do most of them eat "real food", so they remain at the mercy of their parents. Knowing this, as coaches, we like to step in and provide light post weigh-in meals for the team in order to ensure they're eating properly for optimal performance. This allows us to eliminate the parents as enablers and monitor the type of energy our athletes consume prior to competition.
Please advise with any suggestions.