Nutrition

Nutrition for performance

 

Many years ago,  Dr. Perri’s New Jersey office was one mile away from a very famous body building gym.  She asked the gym owner what percentage of his competitive edge came from diet and what percentage had to do with the physical training.  What do you think he replied?  You may be surprised!  His answer was 70% diet and 30 % training!

There are MANY different nutritional philosophies.  It is easy to get confused.   Stick to the basics, avoid fads and make good nutrition a priority in your training and you will be well on your way to success.

 

:: Quick Facts

  • Athletes achieve peak performance by training and eating a variety of foods
  • Athletes gain most from the amount of carbohydrates stored in the body
  • Fat also provides body fuel; use of fat as fuel depends on the duration of the exercise and the condition of the athlete
  • Exercise may increase the athlete’s need for protein
  • Water is a critical nutrient for athletes. Dehydration can cause muscle cramping and fatigue.

Becoming an elite athlete requires good genes, good training and conditioning and a sensible diet. Optimal nutrition is essential for peak performance. Nutritional misinformation can do as much harm to the ambitious athlete as good nutrition can help.

Read more at:  Nutrition for the Athlete

 

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