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Critical Reload Nutrition Guidebook

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SOLD AS PART OF A COMPLETE SYSTEM WITH THE CRITICAL RELOAD NUTRITION CURRICULUM. NOT FOR INDIVIDUAL SALES.

The Critical Reload Performance Nutrition Guidebook helps you build a customized, sport-specific nutrition plan and see strength and performance gains like never before.

PERSONALIZED NUTRITION PLANNING FOR OVER 40 SPORTS
including position, season, and gender-specific options

All-Sport Athlete Cheer & Dance Diving Ice Hockey Soccer Track & Field
Alpine Skiing Combat Sports Field Hockey Lacrosse Softball Volleyball
Baseball Crew Football Marathon Swimming Wrestling
Basketball Cross Country Golf Rugby Tennis And More
Football Baseball Basketball
Soccer Ice Hockey Running
Tennis Golf And More

ELITE NUTRITION FOR EVERY ATHLETE

Critical Reload Nutrition Guidebook delivers on-demand instruction and resources from the nation’s top certified strength coaches, specialists in sports nutrition, and sport dietitians so you can execute a performance nutrition plan safely and effectively.

Focus on what matters to you, whether it’s breaking through plateaus, building lean muscle, gaining strength and size, or boosting recovery.

Critical Reload Nutrition Guidebook provides proper nutritional guidance so you can make real progress in your sports training.

The right nutrition plan, every time

EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR SPORT AND SEASON

Critical Reload Nutrition Guidebook is a revolutionary system that builds a nutrition plan for 40+ sports, so your nutrition matches your sport’s demands.

While everyone can benefit from improving general nutrition, sports performance requires specific nutritional methods.

Critical Reload Nutrition Guidebook analyzes your biometric measures, sport, season and more, to build the perfect nutrition plan specifically tailored to you.

COACHING POINTS FOR EVERY NUTRITION SITUATION

Ancillary downloads and mobile app partnerships make Critical Reload Nutrition Guidebook the most effective performance nutrition program available, so you see long-lasting results.

Get detailed coaching points for every nutrition situation, from pre-game meal suggestions, hydration benchmarks, digital food logs, real-time food logging, and restaurant suggestions to analyzing sleep quality and more.

Continually update nutritional needs as you build muscle, gain strength and change your body composition. Adapt your nutrition plan during periods of downtown activity or possible injury, and evolve as you return to play.

“At GACS, the Critical Reload Guidebook and Curriculum gave us direction of the athlete and enhanced our ability to inform them how to jointly meet their performance and nutrition goals”

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PERSONALIZED NUTRITION PLANNING FOR OVER 40 SPORTS
including position, season, and gender-specific options

All-Sport Athlete Cheer & Dance Diving Ice Hockey Soccer Track & Field
Alpine Skiing Combat Sports Field Hockey Lacrosse Softball Volleyball
Baseball Crew Football Marathon Swimming Wrestling
Basketball Cross Country Golf Rugby Tennis And More
Football Baseball Basketball
Soccer Ice Hockey Running
Tennis Golf And More

ELITE NUTRITION FOR EVERY ATHLETE

Critical Reload Nutrition Guidebook delivers on-demand instruction and resources from the nation’s top certified strength coaches, specialists in sports nutrition, and sport dietitians so you can execute a performance nutrition plan safely and effectively.

Focus on what matters to you, whether it’s breaking through plateaus, building lean muscle, gaining strength and size, or boosting recovery.

Critical Reload Nutrition Guidebook provides proper nutritional guidance so you can make real progress in your sports training.


The right nutrition plan, every time

EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR SPORT AND SEASON

Critical Reload Nutrition Guidebook is a revolutionary system that builds a nutrition plan for 40+ sports, so your nutrition matches your sport’s demands.

While everyone can benefit from improving general nutrition, sports performance requires specific nutritional methods.

Critical Reload Nutrition Guidebook analyzes your biometric measures, sport, season and more, to build the perfect nutrition plan specifically tailored to you.

COACHING POINTS FOR EVERY NUTRITION SITUATION

Ancillary downloads and mobile app partnerships make Critical Reload Nutrition Guidebook the most effective performance nutrition program available, so you see long-lasting results.

Get detailed coaching points for every nutrition situation, from pre-game meal suggestions, hydration benchmarks, digital food logs, real-time food logging, and restaurant suggestions to analyzing sleep quality and more.

Continually update nutritional needs as you build muscle, gain strength and change your body composition. Adapt your nutrition plan during periods of downtown activity or possible injury, and evolve as you return to play.

“At GACS, the Critical Reload Guidebook and Curriculum gave us direction of the athlete and enhanced our ability to inform them how to jointly meet their performance and nutrition goals”

GARY SCHOFIELD
GARY SCHOFIELDFounder, Board Emeritus | National High School Strength Coaches Association (NHSSCA) | NSCA 2012 High School Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year

20 reviews for Critical Reload Nutrition Guidebook

  1. Mike Mydio

    I can easily say that the best part of the Critical Reload Nutrition Course is the sample menus. At the high school level, I have many kids come up to me and ask, “what should I be eating?” I would name off a few food items, but I feel that having the ability to hand them a packet like this to show their parents is much more beneficial in terms of long-term compliance. I hear from athletes that it is challenging to have structured meals because some teachers do not allow them to eat in class. I think it’s great that these meal plans have snacks that revolve around things they can eat between classes.

  2. Paul Koier (verified owner)

    I have enjoyed going through the Critical Reload Nutrition Course. The education is an excellent refresher to what I learned taking two nutrition courses. I loved the fast and simple way to calculate my body composition. The Calculator is an effective tool for athletes trying to adhere to a prescribed nutrition plan and have a baseline assessment to compare their progress. It gives a daily caloric target to hit, complemented with the percent macros to incorporate already calculated, and an example outline of what each meal and snack looks like throughout the day. I also appreciate the recommended times to consume each meal and snack. With an athlete’s day pretty much outlined for them — from the time they wake up to the time they go to sleep — having the suggested times to eat is beneficial for them to have a plan set in place for when they have some free time.

  3. Joseph Salatel (verified owner)

    Definitely, one of the easiest-to-follow nutrition programs I have read and gone through. The information can easily be shared with anyone without a nutrition background. It is written in a way that allows them to understand it easily while still giving them a great amount of knowledge. Instantaneous information with the example of a diet plan for a certain amount of calories matched with examples of snacks and meals within that plan was an abundance of information easily understood.

  4. Paige Hanssen (verified owner)

    The Critical Reload Nutrition Course is really neat! The reading does an excellent job of thoroughly explaining nutrition basics and why athletes should care about it. I love how easy the Calculator is to use and how little time it takes to complete – especially important for busy student-athletes. It was interesting to reflect and look at the recommended calories for my in-season training as a swimmer. I definitely did not consume enough! As an athlete, I often would have morning practice, not eat enough throughout the day, only to arrive at practice in the afternoon feeling wiped out, which limited my performance. The simplicity of the Critical Reload Nutrition Course education, paired with its realistic/achievable suggestions, makes it a great tool for athletes and coaches!

  5. Jeremiah Welch (verified owner)

    The Critical Reload course is a great tool to use with athletes. I really liked the calculator function. I was impressed with the immediate meal plan that was created. One of the biggest gaps in nutrition application is translating macros into the athlete’s actual diet. Too often we hear “I am eating well” but this is purely a subjective interpretation of one’s diet. The meal plan is a great way to compare the current state of one’s diet with what is being prescribed. Many of the athletes I have worked with have struggled with the accountability of maintaining a food log but are able to eat what they are told. The combination of education with instruction is paramount for adherence. Once an athlete gets accustomed to their appropriate level of calories, they are often able to give an educated guess towards portion sizes, even when substitutions are made. This course is a great tool in the team setting.

  6. Brandon Athey (verified owner)

    In my experience, every year we have the same conversation with the incoming freshmen who believe they can eat sub-par diets and “work it off” at practice or in the weight room. Having a course such as Critical Reload is a great tool to teach the value of nutrition to athletes.

  7. Stephanie Vazquez (verified owner)

    The Critical Reload Nutrition Course is such a great program to implement with the athletes. I really enjoyed the simple readings about nutrition and macronutrient breakdown. This course is the tool needed to bridge the gap of “I am eating healthy” and understanding “what makes it healthy.” The built-in quizzes help athletes comprehend and apply the readings to real life. The Calculator also does a great job of providing a framework for the athletes to start, log their food, and evolve their nutrition. Accountability plays a huge factor in nutrition for my athletes. The Critical Reload Nutrition Course allows me to see their ability to apply what they learn and what they are fueling up with, so the work in the weight room doesn’t get wasted.

  8. Kyle Jacksic (verified owner)

    Most of the time, when we research nutrition online, it can be very overdone and tough to understand. I enjoy the easy-to-follow, easy-to-read approach that the Critical Reload course offers. Knowing that it is an easy, simple tool for anyone to use and feel better is relieving. No matter your position, nutrition is constantly being asked about by athletes and parents, so having something like this in my coaching arsenal is very beneficial.

    Using the calculator really showed that I do a poor job of sustaining my calories. I like the ability of the calculator to show WHERE your calories should come, and it showed me I need to focus a little more on the carbs and a little less on the protein!

  9. Alex Brunson

    Strength Coaches must be effective educators and go beyond coaches just throwing stuff at a wall and hoping it sticks. Coaches need to empower their athletes by putting them in a position where they have the confidence and education to execute better nutritional habits. The Critical Reload Nutrition Course is a perfect application for that.

  10. Tessa Pierce (verified owner)

    Out of all the aspects of strength and conditioning, sport, and living a healthy lifestyle, I think nutrition is the most important. Like Coach Bewley says, “You do not get stronger when you work out; you get weaker! Eating correctly and giving your body nutrients is how we get stronger!” What I like most about the course so far is that it is so simple, which works exceptionally well for athletes. Sometimes athletes just need to be told what to do, but this course tells them WHY they are doing it for better adherence.

  11. Jacob Bruecker (verified owner)

    The Critical Reload Nutrition Course is a well-structured and exciting read. The Nutrition Calculator is a great tool, with quick and effective calculations of all aspects of nutrition. I have never followed a nutrition program quite like Critical Reload’s. The program has a great flow, and I just want to keep diving into it in more depth. When it comes to my personal nutrition, it really opened my eyes. I never put thought into calorie burn and discovered my allowance of calories is much higher than I first believed. Overall, the Critical Reload Nutrition Course has given me a nutrition tool that I can gain knowledge from and help implement with athletes.

  12. Juan Aquino (verified owner)

    The Critical Reload Nutrition Course is a fool-proof way to implement performance nutrition principles into any athlete’s lifestyle. The program is far from a cookie-cutter template. Instead, Critical Reload considers individual differences between athletes of different shapes, sizes, sports, and even phases in their season. I also love the level of detail provided in the weekly sample menus. It literally lays out the entire plan, so all the athlete has to do is execute. However, what is most impressive to me is the education found in each section. The principles outlined in the Critical Reload Nutrition Course serve as the WHY behind the WHAT, which is huge in creating athlete buy-in, so they optimize performance.

  13. Lew Stephens

    When I first went through the Critical Reload Nutrition Course, I realized that previously I had done a poor job of educating my athletes about the basics of nutrition before jumping into the application. While I thought that a brief talk before training was enough to drive home the message, going through the course made me realize that athletes need to understand the basics before jumping into the application. This realization helps them better understand how their body functions and gives them more ownership in the process. It goes beyond telling them what to do and empowers them with the why behind it. We can say to our athletes to do x,y, and z all day, but until they understand how it will help them be the best they can be, we will only get compliance at best. In addition, the quizzes help me as a coach understand what the missing pieces are and have conversations accordingly. Without an assessment, we’re just spewing information and hoping it sticks!

  14. Nicholas Lee (verified owner)

    The Critical Reload Nutrition Course is a simple and user-friendly way to take athletes through basic explanations of nutrition and what an athlete’s body needs due to the high energy demands. Athletes often get lost in the “looks instead of performance” aspect of nutrition. This course and The Nutrition Calculator are a great way to show athletes how many calories they need, and the meal plan function is a fantastic way to show which foods/eating schedule can get you there. One other thing that I liked was the recommended hydration needs for the athletes. Poor hydration can decrease both performance and the absorption of the nutrients that you are ingesting so, the hydration piece is also good in my eyes. Whenever I have athletes ask about nutrition, this is my nutrition resource from now on!

  15. Sam King (verified owner)

    Critical Reload Nutrition Course is a fantastic tool that presents detailed yet simplified enough information that any individual – athlete or coach – can better develop oneself and one’s team. At the high school level, it’s effortless to assign a module or two per week as assignments for the athletes to complete at the beginning of the semester or as they come into the program. This approach helps establish a nutritional culture of team/school-wide knowledge of (and adherence to) proper sports-specific nutrition protocols. The result has directly helped us grow a reputation that our athletic program is committed to our player’s health and development, as well as on-field success.

  16. Zach McManus (verified owner)

    I really appreciate the simplicity of the Critical Reload Nutrition Course. It isn’t filled with fluff and allows you to personalize to fit you. When I was at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, they brought in an RD and took us through a nutrition course as a red-shirt freshman. Now, being at a DIII school, we do not have those types of resources. Our coaches just tell us to eat, not what to eat or how to eat. A lack of proper education is probably the cause, as well as a lack of resources. A course like this works great for teams on a limited budget while allowing coaches to deliver to athletes what they need in a simple, efficient manner. I will definitely be passing this course to coaches and athletes who maybe need some more guidance.

  17. Austin Tomaz (verified owner)

    Having the macro and micronutrients laid out in the Critical Reload Nutrition Course is incredible for me as a strength coach to guide my athlete’s food choices. My athletes have a hard enough time understanding how to fill the required micros and macros each day. However, I better understand each by reading through the modules and using the visual guides. When giving suggestions of foods to athletes, I’m now able to offer a range of nutrient-dense foods. This course has proven invaluable in helping me guide my athlete’s food choices.

  18. Noah Hendrixson (verified owner)

    I have enjoyed the ease of use of the Critical Reload Nutrition Course. Nutrition can be an overwhelming issue to tackle, and sometimes the information from sources can be cluttered and too saturated. The course is very helpful with getting accurate information to the athlete.

  19. Angel Sosa (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed the Critical Reload Nutrition Course. Everything felt carefully thought out and well implemented, and it’s definitely something I wish I had used with the JUCO football guys I was working with last year. The course has been a good refresher of the information I’ve learned in a few classes and, most importantly, a reminder of the importance of nutrition and its practicality. I don’t feel that getting athletes onboard with nutrition needs to be complex, and this course really does a great job of representing that. Nutrition information is critical to improving performance but gets delivered in an easy-to-digest way that can easily be put into practice with your athletes. The whole calculator function is my favorite thing to play with because of its accessibility to the numbers and nutritional facts that get conveyed to athletes. I know the body comp calculator isn’t ground-breaking but not having to play with an equation like Jackson-Pollock and having everything in one place is so nice. The sample meal plan especially is something that I liked too. I’ve found it very hard to talk through even a day of eating with athletes, so having a concrete plan to look at and play with is a great learning tool. I am very excited to keep moving forward in the course and with my athletes.

  20. Jordan Schmitz (verified owner)

    I really appreciate how simple and straightforward this course is. The way it’s constructed makes it super easy to follow. The “Getting the Nutrients You Need” module has been my favorite so far. The content has been helpful in better understanding some of the basic principles behind metabolism and the way in which it affects our training. The Nutrition Calculator was super fun! I’ve never found my body composition with such ease. That’s not to mention how nice it was to also be given a week-long meal plan that’s tailored to meet your specific needs. This is something I will definitely recommend to others who are interested in nutrition.

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