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Sports Nutrition – Getting An Edge Over Competitors

By February 8, 2016 April 8th, 2020 Nutrition Tips
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How can good sports nutrition help you get that edge over your competitors? Can good diet really make a difference? We give you 3 great tips for guiding your pre-training and post-training dietary regimen.

Getting an edge over your competitors

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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:

1. Pre training

Choose food containing carbohydrates. That will quickly give your body the fuel it needs.

2. Post training

Look for foods containing both carbohydrates and proteins. This helps to replenish your glycogen stores and help your muscles recover.

3. Focus on hydration

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 generally are!

Need specialised advice for sports nutrition?

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. 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.

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