If you work out hard, then sports nutrition should be a subject dear to your heart. Sports nutrition involves looking at the additional demands that your activities place upon you, and devising an eating strategy to cope with these demands.
Sports nutrition recognizes that working out every day - or often twice a day - places huge demands on the body.
If you are eating poorly while training hard, then you aren't doing yourself justice - it's a bit like fuelling a Formula 1 car with agricultural diesel.
Of course, the core of sports nutrition should be good, healthy eating - all athletes need a diet based on fresh fruit and vegetables, lean protein and whole grains. But above and beyond that we look at the effect of a variety of foods and supplements, including:
- Amino acids
- Energy bars
- Weight gain
- Sports drinks
- Whey protein
While none of these is essential, they are all substances that can offer benefits to an athlete if used properly.
To find out how these can help you to train and perform better, check out the articles below.