I recently just graduated from BYU with a sociology degree and i’m currently playing basketball for the Dallas Mavericks. During my college career I tore my ACL . During this process I discovered a huge passion for nutrition. I credit nutrition for my quick 6 month recovery from ACL surgery back to basketball. From on the court to off the court I have had many experiences that I wish to share to help younger athletes gain knowledge that is vital as an athlete.
I’m currently running track at BYU in the 800m and i’m in my last season. My major is Family Studies and I will graduate in April. I’m a 5 time All-American in college and I placed 3rd at Nationals this year in the 800m. My husband and I have a huge passion for what we do and through our experiences we want to reach out and share what we have learned to help others have success.
The reason I got into making a blog is because my senior year at BYU I was dealing with knee tendinitis and I would type in on google, “how to get rid of knee tendinitis,” and everything I read was so simple and didn’t have any affect on my knee at all. I was introduced to this guy out in LA who helped my knee pain go away. I couldn’t find that information by going in on google and typing it in.
So I want to give athletes (or anyone) the chance to be able to go in and learn about nutrition, health, recovery, and a strong mental approach. Really, anything that can help improve an athletes performance. I want to provide an opportunity for others to read, learn, and share what works for them and what things helped them out. That’s why I started my first blog, “athletes chat”, which has now grown into this blog. Athlete’s Guide 5, which covers our five prong approach for elevating athletic performance to the next level: 1) nutrition, 2) health, 3) strength & conditioning, 4) rehab, and 5) the mental approach. Some of the posts will focus exclusively on one of these five aspects of health and wellness, but most posts will cover two or more as all five are critical to improving athletic performance.