Do Calories Matter Before Playing Goal?
InGoal is pleased to welcome Jamie Phillips, as he shares his knowledge in nutrition and training with InGoal Members. Also look for him on the InGoal Radio Podcast where he joined us for a feature interview.
Jamie is a former professional goaltender who played in Europe, the ECHL and AHL after an NCAA career at Michigan Tech where he now serves as goaltending coach. He has completed both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Kinesiology and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Phillips began Phillips Sports Performance with one goal in mind, to help athletes perform at their best each and every day through scientifically backed programming in both nutrition and off ice training. He can be reached via DM on his Instagram page @phillipssportsperformance
The answer is yes. Calories can affect athletic performance, but before we explain how — and how much you should pay attention to them before a game or practice — let’s start by better understanding what calories really are.
When eating for performance, it is critical to understand that what we consume has both a nutritional value and an energy value.
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I’m a fan of Jamie’s content and contributions. I’m less of a fan of some of his passive aggressive trolling on social media, particularly because it’s aimed at someone who also has made valuable contributions to ingoal. It feels like a shallow attempt to gain notoriety and clicks, and seems like it should be beneath him, but maybe it’s not?