Nutrition for Baseball Performance

Written By: Nick Esposito

Nutrition for Baseball Players 

For baseball players, the end of the Fall season means it is time to start setting goals for the off-season. Whether it’s gaining or losing weight, increasing velocity, or just getting stronger, the Fall is the time to start making these changes. 

Nutrition often plays a large role in attaining your off-season goals. In the baseball world, nutrition is often overlooked, and not on purpose. It's just not always convenient to eat a well-balanced healthy diet with hectic sport and school schedules. Baseball players know that nutrition matters, yet have no idea what to do when it comes to nutrition.

I often see the struggles baseball players face every day when it comes to nutrition, and I have lived it myself as a former player and coach!

Why Nutrition Matters to Baseball Players

As a baseball player, you have the power to improve your performance through food. You must have plenty of the right foods to compete at your highest level. The stress you endure through sport and school increases your nutritional needs.

This is why Mike Reinold and I developed The Champion Baseball Nutrition for Performance eBook. This eBook will help guide you in making smart nutrition choices throughout your competitive years and set you up for a lifetime of healthy habits. 

As a former baseball player who has played at the collegiate and professional levels, nutrition was always something I personally struggled with. I never took it seriously in growing up, and never understood how much nutrition could impact my performance on the field. 

Champion Nutriton Buckets

This was what my day looked like when I was in high school. I would skip breakfast. Have junk food for lunch. Get home and microwave some pizza, nachos or hot pockets Have dinner and repeat. 

My body composition was obviously not the best, and my performance began to deteriorate. I had no idea what to do, how to eat, or what to eat. That carried on into showcases and camps. Then I had a college coach walk up to me while I was drinking mountain dew. This coach told me they liked my skill, they liked how I pitched in the game, but he was disappointed with my food decisions. He made it clear, they are recruiting me to come to their school and be there for 4 years on my own and making my own decisions. 

That was my wake-up call.

...But I Still Didn’t Know What to Eat or How to Eat! 

So, I did what most do. I went online and found some articles and began to make changes here and there. There was SO much information out there though. Most of it was very opinionated, or quick fix diets, or take a bunch of supplements. 

So, while I tried to make changes, I fell back into old habits as it was easy. Once I got to a higher level of baseball, I realized how serious everyone was at taking care of their bodies. We were lucky, we had a team nutritionist. Most do not. Our nutrition coach helped changed my eating habits, and begin to change my performance and recovery. I went from a bad body composition to a stronger and less injury-prone player. 

Once I got done playing, I got into baseball coaching and strength training. I began to see the same problems I faced as a growing athlete. Players knew that nutrition mattered, yet had no idea what to do when it came to nutrition. 

I wanted to make a difference and help baseball players navigate their nutrition. The Champion Baseball Nutrition for Performance Program helps address the problems we've seen in many baseball athletes. Nutrition is often overlooked, and not on purpose, it's just not always convenient to eat a well-balanced healthy diet.

The Champion Baseball Nutrition for Performance eBook 

The Champion Baseball Nutrition for Performance eBook contains science-backed information and studies written with young athletes, parents, and coaches in mind. The goal is to provide you with clear and easy to understand information. To educate you about nutrition and how it affects the body and your performance.

This eBook will provide you with the education to start making changes to improve your baseball performance. No matter what issues you might come across, we've got you covered!

This 89-page eBook will provide you with the education to start making changes to improve your baseball performance. No matter what issues you might come across, we've got you covered!

Champion Baseball Nutrition for Performance eBook iPad, iPhone copy

Here are some of the items you will learn about in The Champion Baseball Nutrition for Performance eBook:

  • Learn How to Eat With a Purpose
  • Sport Specific Needs of Baseball
  • How to Create a Well-Balanced Meal
  • Learn How Food Fuels Your Baseball Performance
  • Game-Day Nutrition Tips
  • Grocery Shopping List to Take With You
  • ...And so much more!

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Getting your nutrition dialed in is a very important step in enhancing your baseball performance, but when used in combination with a baseball-specific training program you'll see even better results, especially for the long term. 

Nutrition is extremely important for baseball players, not just in the off-season, but all year long. This is why Mike Reinold and I put together this eBook to help as many baseball players as possible. To celebrate the partnership with Baseball Rebellion, we are offering it for 10% this week only!

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Author Information

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Nick Esposito is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and a Precision Nutrition Certified Coach at Champion Physical Therapy and Performance, located just outside of Boston Massachusetts. 

As a strength coach at Champion Physical Therapy and Performance, Nick oversees the Sports Performance and athlete training programs. He works with a variety of athletes from youth to professional, with an emphasis on baseball players ranging from youth, high school, NCAA, MiLB, and MLB. 

Nick also works closely with the Physical Therapy Staff and Mike Reinold at Champion Physical Therapy and Performance to help transition injured athletes, specifically baseball players, from physical therapy back into the gym and onto the field. 

For questions, you can reach Nick at nickesposito@champ.pt

 

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