Sports Nutrition is important
Do you often find yourself asking some of the following questions? If so then maybe your sports nutrition needs closer attention:
- Failed to finish your race?
- Disappointed with your race performance?
- Always tired during training?
- Keep getting colds?
- Recurrent injury?
- Do you get muscle cramps?
Regardless of athletic ability, three main factors affect performance: genetics, training and nutrition. Genetics, you can’t do much about! Following a good training program is advantageous but wasted by ignoring sports nutrition.
“Nutrition is the fuel that makes muscles perform!”
Food consumed throughout the training programme, as well as the intake of food and fluid during competition, are equally as important. What and when you eat day to day, and your ability to train and compete, are inextricably linked.
How can we help?
During your first consultation, your current nutritional strategies for training, competition or both will be discussed along with which brands of gels, bars and drinks you presently use. You will have been asked to complete diet records over a 7-day period. You will also need to provide an example of a typical 7-day training log and any plans for future competition.
Your Sports Nutritionist will analyse your current day to day sports nutrition and provide recommendations supported by scientific research, reference journals, books, coaches and athletes.
These recommendations are made on the optimal amounts and levels of carbohydrates, protein and hydration during training sessions, depending on exercise intensity, duration and type. The aim is to ensure maximal gains from the training program at the same time as avoiding illness and injury reducing valuable training time.
For a particular event or competition, your nutritionist will go through current carb loading techniques, the most effective pre-event meal, correct nutrition during competition to avoid fatigue and poor performance as well as enhanced recovery.
“The amount, composition and timing of food & drink can profoundly affect sports performance”
Our sports nutrition services
The following topics are covered:
- what are the recommended amounts of carbohydrates and protein for performance?
- timing of food & drink during training & competition for optimal performance?
- what are the optimal hydration requirements?
- are supplements beneficial to performance?
- the role of anti-oxidants, vitamins & minerals to the immune function
- what do I need for carbo-loading & the pre-event meal?
- what’s the most effective post training & event recovery strategy?
There are 3 types of service:
Training nutrition service
Haven’t entered an event yet? training to get fitter or stronger and need the right nutrition? Want to lose or gain weight without effecting training? Trying to avoid injury & illness?…. Then this is the service for you, covering all the necessary topics above, for all your training needs.
Competition nutrition service
You have entered a race or event and need to know the right nutrition strategies to affect performance, both in what you eat & drink before, during and recovery after the competition/race.
Combined nutrition service
Covers all appropriate topics for both training and competition.
Initial Consultation – 45 mins – £40.00
Follow up analysis and feedback in clinic – 30 mins – £37.50
Follow up analysis and feedback on email – 30 mins – £25