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The weekends during wrestling season are hectic for the wrestler and family alike.  With wrestling, the tournaments are rarely close by and usually involve some time spent on the road traveling.  Long distance traveling plus a long day in a hot gymnasium requires preparedness beyond your basic essentials.  I try to pack healthy snacks for the day for myself and my wrestler.  The concession stands rarely have food that is good for you, much less able to sustain an athlete for an entire day of wrestling, especially if he has to make weight again in a couple days.  Plenty of water and healthy carbohydrates are essential for maintaining high energy levels required to wrestle well during the day.  It doesn’t have to be complicated, just pack a cooler with water, fruit, yogurt, some sandwiches and you are set.  Other good items to include are bagels (cinnamon raisin, blueberry & other fruit flavored types are good), graham crackers, cereal bars, granola bars and different types of nuts or trail mix to snack on.  Pack enough for you, anyone travelling with you, your wrestler and some of his friends.  You will ultimately end up taking much of it home with you but it’s better to be prepared than not.  Planning ahead with food will be healthier for both you and your wrestler.  It is so much better than cold pizza and processed hot dogs that are in abundance at most tournaments!  Keeping your wrestler well nourished will insure a much better day of wrestling and a much happier you at the end of the day!  This nutritional information brought to you by www.highlandsfightgear.com.
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