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Three Pillars Of Health

For Quarterbacks.

Written by NFL QB Consultant Jordan Palmer & The QB Summit Team


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In today’s Cover 3, we’re breaking down the three pillars of quarterback health:

  • Sleep

  • Cutting Sugar

  • Understanding Your Body’s Needs

Pillar One: Sleep

As someone who has the privilege of working with quarterbacks of all ages, I often find myself dispensing advice on how to optimize performance on the field.

But what about off the field? Today, I want to delve into the three fundamental aspects of quarterback health that can make all the difference—starting with sleep.

Now, I'll be the first to admit, as a father of three, I understand the struggle of maintaining a consistent sleep schedule.

From late-night feedings to early morning practices, the demands of life can wreak havoc on our sleep patterns. But hear me out: sleep is a game-changer.

Get To Bed Earlier

It's not about sleeping in until noon; it's about hitting the hay earlier. In today's hyper-connected world, it's all too easy to succumb to the siren call of our devices, keeping us up well past our bedtime.

But trust me when I say that prioritizing quality shut-eye can yield remarkable results.

By carving out time for adequate rest, you're not just giving your body the chance to recharge; you're also laying the foundation for peak performance on the gridiron.

It's a simple yet profoundly effective strategy—one that far too many athletes overlook.

So, quarterbacks, take heed: if you're serious about elevating your game, start by getting some shut-eye. Your body—and your playbook—will thank you for it.


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Pillar Two: Cutting Sugar

In the world of quarterbacking, where every ounce of energy counts, there's one villain that often goes unnoticed: sugar.

It's lurking in our sodas, hiding in our ketchup, and tempting us at every turn. But as someone who's seen firsthand the impact of a sugar-free lifestyle, I can't stress this enough: cutting sugar can be a game-changer.

How To Start

Now, I'm not saying it's easy. Sugar is sneaky, addictive, and oh-so-tempting. But trust me when I say that the benefits far outweigh the cravings.

By making a conscious effort to eliminate unnecessary sugars from your diet, you're taking a crucial step toward optimizing your performance on the field.

Start by ditching the obvious offenders: the Gatorades, the sodas, the candy.

Then, venture into the realm of hidden sugars—the ones lurking in seemingly innocent foods like yogurt and granola bars. It's a tough journey, but one that's worth every ounce of effort.

Cravings Disappear

As you gradually reduce your sugar intake, you'll notice something remarkable happening: your body will start to crave it less.

No more mid-game crashes, no more sugar-induced slumps—just pure, sustained energy to fuel your performance. 

So, quarterbacks, take control of your diet and say goodbye to sugar. Your body will thank you, your performance will soar, and you'll be one step closer to quarterbacking greatness.

Pillar Three: Understanding Your Body's Needs

When it comes to quarterbacking, your body is your most valuable asset. But here's the thing: most quarterbacks have no clue what their body actually needs.

Sure, they might toss around buzzwords like "protein" and "nutrients," but do they really understand the intricacies of nutrition? Not so much.

That's why I'm passionate about educating young athletes on the importance of giving their bodies what they truly need.

It's not just about chugging protein shakes or loading up on greens—it's about understanding the specific nutrients your body craves and finding ways to fuel it accordingly.

Here’s An Example

Take collagen, for example. It's not exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you think of athlete nutrition, but trust me, it's a game-changer.

Specifically, eggshell membrane collagen—one of the key ingredients in our upcoming nutrition line, Thread Performance, launching this summer.

This stuff is packed with collagen types I, V, and X, which are essential for supporting joint health, muscle recovery, and overall performance.

Here’s The Kicker

But here's the kicker: most young athletes have no idea about the benefits of collagen or where to find it. That's where Thread Performance comes in.

We're on a mission to provide athletes with the tools and knowledge they need to optimize their nutrition and take their game to the next level.

Thread Performance's hero product, Daily Fuel, goes beyond just eggshell membrane collagen. It's formulated with a blend of essential nutrients to fuel your body and unlock your full potential as a youth athlete.

And that's not all—we have other products designed to optimize performance, whether you're looking to boost energy, improve recovery, or enhance endurance.

So, quarterbacks, it's time to take control of your nutrition and give your body what it truly craves.

Whether it's collagen for joint support or greens for energy, make sure you're fueling your body with the right stuff. Your performance—and your future self—will thank you for it.


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