Recovery from training and competition
The quality of recovery after training will determine how good your adaptation and gains are, further to this it will have an impact on how well you might perform or get through the next training session.
Snack Ideas for Athletes
If you head off to school, university or work around training times it’s important to plan ahead and make sure you have the right foods packed, that way the fuel needed to prepare and recover from training will be available when you need it.
Eating Around Training – Make Each Session Your Best
Fuelling your activity is really important for good energy levels, performance and to push yourself further. The harder you work and the more you can improve in training the better you will become. It’s a balance of having the right fuel to match your training available in the system to get the body working, but without being overloaded and too full. Here are the basic rules to follow.
The Run-in to Competition
Accumulating fuel stores to be used in competition does not happen in just one meal. Specific to the workload you have ahead of you, a plan of regular meals and snacks spaced out over the days prior to competition should be followed rather than one large meal the night before competition as the increased load on digestion may interfere with sleeping patterns.
How to put on good weight
Do you keep getting unwanted weight loss from high training loads? Are you trying to increase good weight through increases in muscle mass? Does your weight stay at the same number no matter what, when you just want a few extra kilos on?