Episode 53:
Fueling Victory: Nourishing Success on and off the Field with Sports Nutritionist Frakes


January 10, 2024

In this conversation, Coach Moffitt interviews Frakes, a sports nutritionist, about his career in sports nutrition and the strategies he uses to support collegiate football players. They discuss the importance of building relationships and collaboration between performance nutrition, sports medicine, strength and conditioning, and sports science. Frakes shares strategies for managing hydration in hot environments and throughout the week. He also discusses the nutritional considerations for football players and the challenges of managing weight and body composition. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the impact of mental health on nutrition and performance.

Episode Summary:

Building relationships and collaboration between performance nutrition, sports medicine, strength and conditioning, and sports science is critical for the success of collegiate athletes.

Managing hydration is essential for optimal performance in hot environments, and strategies such as monitoring fluid intake and electrolyte balance are important.

Nutritional considerations for football players differ based on their position, training age, and developmental stage.

Managing weight and body composition requires a personalized approach and a focus on overall health and performance.

Mental health plays a significant role in an athlete’s approach to nutrition and performance, and strategies should be implemented to alleviate pressure and promote a healthy mindset.




00:00 Introduction and Career in Sports Nutrition

03:00 Certification in Strength and Conditioning

06:00 Building Relationships with Collegiate Football Players

11:00 Collaboration between Performance Nutrition, Sports Medicine, Strength and Conditioning, and Sports Science

17:00 Hydration Strategies for Practices and Competition

25:00 Managing Hydration Throughout the Week

28:00 Nutritional Considerations for Football Players

35:00 Managing Weight and Body Composition

38:00 Impact of Mental Health on Nutrition and Performance







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