In the offseason, we've seen a lot of the Tennessee football players bulk up, but it's not just about hitting the weights in the Anderson Training Center.
It's also about eating right too and that's where the fueling station and Allison Maurer come in."
"Protein bars and Muscle Milk and Gatorade," said Maurer, "we have cherry juice that helps get ride of inflamation."
There's just about anything you could want in this pantry.
"We go through about 800 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches a week," she said.
Allison Maurer is the Sports Nutritionist at UT.
"I'm the before and after of what happens in the weight room or on the practice field," she said. "My motto here is prepare, perform and recover. We have guys that burn anywhere from 2,500 to 3,000 in a practice, at that point I'm making muscle milk protein shakes with whole milk, condensed milk, peanut butter. Whatever I can put in it just to get the calories back."
It's not just protein shakes after practice, Maurer also works with the chefs in the new dining hall to plan every meal.
"This is where we have carbohydrates and vegetables," she said. "S
o today we have corn and rice and pena bake, brussell sprouts we're going to see how that goes over."
She's fueling the athletes, but teaching them too.
"This here is my classroom, she said "So this is where I do my educating. This is where I explain to them, this is what you need and this is why you need it."
She's helped players like Emmanuel Moseley pack on around 30 pounds, the right way.
"I would have to say I would have to give it to miss Allison, our nutritionist," Moseley said. "She really helped me out. She stayed on my about eating so that's how I did it."
"Allison does a great job in our fueiling station and works very closely with Jason and Dave Lawson and they've done a great job," said Vols coach Butch Jones.
"It's more difficult to make the right food decisions and that sort of thing when you're at home or you're in the dorm so my job usually starts when they're away from me," Maurer said.
It's small food decisions that can make all the difference at the Anderson Training Center."