All competitive athletes should be able to maintain the gains made throughout the season once it comes to an end. Both calorie and carbohydrate needs are lower in the off-season due to a decrease in the amount and intensity of workouts, so it is important to adjust your intake accordingly. For those who would like to gain or lose a significant amount of weight, off-season is the best time to do so, as there is less of an energy demand to meet.
• Balancing and adjusting nutrient needs to match changes in physical activity
• Eating to maintain, lose, or gain weight in the off-season
• Measuring and tracking changes in body composition
• Adjusting pre-workout and recovery nutrition accordingly to off-season workouts