Appropriate nutrition is crucial for sports performance, training and recovery. If you don’t give your body the correct fuel, it won’t perform to the best of its ability. Think of it like a car, if you don’t put enough fuel in or it’s poor quality the car won’t be able to drive the trip distance or it will cause some issues and may require assistance.
Here are 3 tips to help guide your pre training and post training meal and snack choice:
- Pre training choose something containing carbohydrates that will quickly give your body the fuel it needs.
- Post training choose something containing both carbohydrates and proteins to help replenish your glycogen stores and help your muscles to recover.
- Hydration is crucial to performance – make sure you drink plenty of water before, during and after your session. A great way to guide your hydration levels is through the colour of your urine – the paler the colour the more hydrated you should be!
We welcome to the Tree of Life Nutrition team Kate Feely, an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Associate Sports Dietitian and ISAK Level 1 Anthropometrist. She has a keen interest in Sports Nutrition particularly for adolescent athletes in endurance sports such as cross country, athletics, swimming, triathlon, AFL etc.
So if you’re looking for that edge over your competitors make an appointment with Kate to get some individualised advice for your training, racing and recovery. Kate is also available to do appointments purely for anthropometric measurements such as skinfolds and girth measurements.