This article discusses nutritional strategies for the soccer player. In-season guidelines are presented along with recommendations for tournament play and proper hydration. The training diet is outlined and helpful tips are presented.
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American soccer (or football if you're anywhere other than the U.S.) is a high-intensity, intermittent sport that requires both strength and endurance over a period of 90 minutes. Overall, it demands anaerobic and aerobic ability. As a player, your body must be finely tuned to be able to twist, pivot, kick, jump, sprint, decelerate and still offer a slide tackle throughout a game.
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Snowboarders are powerful athletes who need to produce explosive movements repeatedly throughout the day. They need a moderate amount of protein to repair the explosive muscle fibers damaged by powerful movements.
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Nutritional guidelines are presented for snowboarders. Hyperstrike applies knowledge of the metabolic demands of the snowboarding to develop nutritional strategies. The following are some general guidelines. Eat approximately every three to four hours to maintain insulin levels and aid in physical and neural recovery.
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In part two of Nutrition for Rugby, specific recommendations are made for the training diet, pre-game, and post-game recovery.
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In part one of Nutrition for Rugby, an overview of the sport is presented with the metabolic demands defined. HyperStrike applies knowledge of the metabolic demands of the rugby to develop nutritional strategies. The following are some general guidelines that can be applied to prepare and recover between games and practices.
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Rodeo-athletes require a daily moderate-carbohydrate (CHO) diet to maintain stamina, replenish lost glycogen stores, and fuel the ATP/CP system (i.e. the "power system") during practice, competition and/or weight training. Rodeo riders are powerful athletes who need to produce explosive movements repeatedly throughout the day. They need a moderate amount of protein in your diet to fuel and repair the explosive muscle fibers damaged by powerful movements.
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It is difficult to perform in a sport as demanding as rodeo when you're tired because athletes are consistently confronted with the threat of serious injury. Competitions in rodeo are fairly short compared to other sports, but still demand repeated bursts of explosive power, strength, balance and coordination. Rodeo athletes require a high level of fitness in order to be considered elite.
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Climbers may feel some pressure to achieve the high power-weight ratio useful in climbing, some may try to minimize their food intake in order to reduce body weight. However, loss of body weight does not necessarily improve power-weight ratio. Climbers should focus on loss of body fat while maintaining as much muscle mass as possible. An inadequate dietary intake can cause loss of muscle mass which causes power to decrease.
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Unlike most sports, competitive climbers may quickly become aware of the need to manage their lifestyle and diet. The importance of the strength-to-weight ratio, especially when attempting more dangerous climbs, becomes evident. Climbers need to be strong in mind and body in order to lift themselves up and support their bodies on rough terrain, sometimes over great distances. Top climbers tend to have low body fat levels and are lightly muscled.
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Paintball players require a daily moderate-carbohydrate (CHO) diet to maintain stamina, replenish lost glycogen stores, and fuel the ATP/CP system (i.e. "power system") during practice, competition and/or weight training. Although your position and team strategy may dictate how mobile you are as a paintball player, you are a powerful athlete who needs to produce explosive movements repeatedly, as well as repeatedly sprinting and shooting.
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The average paintball player is approximately 20 years old, and it can be difficult to impress upon this population the need to be mindful of what to eat. But proper fuel is essential to proper play. Paintball involves reflexive athletic movements with no hesitation. No matter how many practice drills are worked through, the exact conditions of a game can't be predicted.
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Elite cross-country mountain bikers train for long hours, and this calls for a high-energy diet to supply the oxidative energy system, which is responsible for supplying energy for endurance events. A higher CHO consumption - between eight and 11 grams bodyweight each day - is particularly important during prolonged rides to maintain a strong immune system, mental focus and prevent burnout.
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Competitive mountain biking demands an excellent athlete in superior health. It requires strength, focus and an incredible amount of endurance. There can't be enough emphasis placed on taking care of the body - especially with regard to nutrition. As a sport, mountain biking evolved from simple road cycling. Nutrition strategies for these two sports have similarities and differences, depending on the discipline of mountain biking. Here, HyperStrike examines both disciplines and the recommended n
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Exceptional motocross racers require a high-carbohydrate (CHO) diet to maintain stamina. Stored carbohydrates (i.e. muscle and liver glycogen) are the primary fuel for energy. When stores are low, focus and timing begin to suffer. The further aim is to do this while maintaining a high strength-to-weight ratio. With all of those dollars spent designing a light machine, it does not make any sense to place a fat driver in the seat!
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