Now that I’m fully back on the writing saddle after a four-month hiatus from the blog at the beginning of this year, I’ve begun receiving more training related questions again.
A few days ago, I found an email in my inbox from a young hockey player seeking my advice on nutrition and off-ice training.
Here’s the email (edited slightly for clarity and to protect privacy):
I was wondering if you could help me out.
I am a 16-year-old hockey player. I am contacting you for some advice for working out over the summer as a hockey player.
I live [on the East Coast] so unfortunately I cannot train with you however; I was hoping you could help me out with my training. I am small for my age (5’4) but height is overrated and I know you know because you saw numerous small hockey players at Ben Prentiss’s gym.
My goal this summer is to get bigger, stronger, and most importantly faster. I have learned that no matter how hard you work in the gym if you do not eat right you will not see the results you want.
This brings me to my first question, what is considered a good protein recovery shake?