Nutrition for your Sport
Whatever sport or activity you take part in, and whether you are a keen amateur or elite athlete, it’s important to recognise that many sports will place significant demands on your body that the average diet is simply unable to cope with.
A lack of energy reserves and insufficient bodily nutrients can often make it difficult for you to perform at your very best. However, a good, well balanced diet supported by carefully selected, high quality nutritional supplements can provide the answer, playing a key role in boosting performance, minimising recovery times and maximising your sporting potential.
Every sport places subtly different demands on your body, each with their own unique mix of aerobic and anaerobic activity. This mix makes it essential that you develop the best nutritional plan that takes account of both you and your sport. Such an approach will help you achieve an optimum blend of speed, power, endurance, fitness and hydration; maximise your performance and achieve your goals.
Distance runners and road cyclists may be looking to increase their endurance, bodybuilders may want to to control, develop and sculpt their physical appearance; whilst weightlifters may want to maximise their strength and explosive power. What they all have in common though is the need for a carefully tailored, nutritionally balanced diet, with a particular focus on the individual nutritional needs of their chosen sport.
Your sport in more detail…
Jumping, repeated short fast sprints and explosive breaks are the main elements of play in the exciting game of basketball. This all means that basketball players need to utilise both aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. As any good athlete knows, to be successful you also have to think tactically and show good technical ball skills throughout a game.
Depending on the level of competition and local circumstances, basketball players will proba […]
Bodybuilding is a popular sporting activity that involves athletes, known as bodybuilders using weight training, resistance exercises and nutrition to control, develop and sculpt their physical appearance with a specific focus on symmetry, muscularity and conditioning. As anyone who’s ever been involved in the sport knows, the bodybuilding lifestyle can be very demanding, with monumental training schedules to endure and a huge number of diet my […]
As much of the energy expelled in the sport of boxing is of the fast, explosive kind, boxers need a clearly defined aerobic foundation that will allow them to optimise their performance throughout a fight.
Additionally, because there are several different weight divisions in boxing, there are a whole range of nutritional and dietary programmes that can be put in place that will help a boxer gain a performance advantage over their opponent.
The game of cricket is very much misunderstood by many of us in terms of what skills and physical attributes are required to play the sport. The popular conception is that the game is slow and requires very little in the way of physical capability, especially when compared to other popular sports such as football and rugby.
This, however could not be further from the truth as cricketers, at club, county and international levels are required to […]
Fuel for any endurance sport depends a great deal on the availability of carbohydrate, which is a key nutritional component in the diet of any road, track or off-road cyclist. A nutritionally varied, high quality diet will also help to provide cyclists with protein; and vitamins and minerals which all help to contribute to general good health and a high standard of cycling performance.
Of necessity, part of the cyclists training diet will be c […]
The game of football or soccer as it is also known is played by many millions of people all around the world and is recognised as one of the most physically complex sports there is, combining the need for high levels of skill, spatial awareness, game tactics, speed, physical power and endurance.
Did you know that in a typical football match a professional footballer can cover up to 10 to 11 kilometres, sprint for about 800 to 1200 metres, acce […]
On the face of it there does not seem to be sufficient physical exertion in the game of golf to require special attention with regard to nutrition as an aid to improved fitness and performance optimisation. But appearances can be deceptive.
When you think about it, with the average length of a golf course being around seven to eight kilometres, it means that a typical golfer may be required to walk between 10 and 20 kilometres just to complete […]
The sport of gymnastics incorporates seven distinct disciplines – men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampolining, sports aerobics, sports acrobatics and cheer -leading. As international standards of competition increase the gymnastic skills required to be successful have become more and more challenging, the physical demands and acrobatic content of this dynamic sport have also increased considerably at the same ti […]