Because HyperStrike understands the energy systems involved in racing, we have developed strategies to fortify a racer and ensure optimal performance. The recommendations are speculative, but the general guidelines are based on scientific evidence. The guidelines are as follows:
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Diets low in carbohydrates have increased in popularity because of effectiveness in achieving low body fat levels, but athletes should beware. Energy restriction has been shown to impair immunity, decrease performance and increase fatigue, tension, anger, and confusion in martial artists (2-6).
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The martial arts encompass a wide range of practices, including but not limited to Judo, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Jujitsu, Ultimate Fighting and Kickboxing. Some recommendations here may not apply to all forms of the martial arts, but most are beneficial to a wide range of athletes. Martial arts require not only speed and strength in short, explosive bursts, but also a high level of endurance, flexibility and agility.
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These athletes must be agile, explosive, fast, strong, powerful and maintain these properties over extended periods. Nutrition programs vary depending on season times and from player to player. For example, the program for a goalie will not be the same as for an outfielder. Here, we will cover strategies that will help each player perform at the highest level.
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Kite boarders require the majority of daily dietary intake to come from carbohydrates (CHO) to maintain stamina and replenish lost glycogen stores (carbohydrates stored in muscle) during practice and weight training.
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Kite boarding involves virtually every muscle, depleting muscle energy stores (i.e. glycogen). Even the nervous system is affected to maintain balance and performing daring gymnastic-like maneuvers. Eating healthy omega-3 fats would help the nervous system recover and improve overall health. This is one of thousands of examples of how nutrition has a role in improving your kite boarding skills.
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To prevent mental fatigue, firefighters need to minimize the effects of dehydration by drinking adequate amounts of water on a daily basis. Ideally, fluid and CHO stores must be filled between runs in order to prevent fatigue. When working in a hot environment (an environmental temperature of 30 degrees Celsius or more), even a little loss of fluid will impair performance and increases the possibility of suffering a heat injury.
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Shifts for firefighters typically last several days, which means they must prepare meals, exercise and work together. Firefighters must perform the job on a moment's notice regardless of weather, time of day or other outside factors. The body must be conditioned to perform on demand.
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Competitive divers, particularly those at the collegiate level, have a busy lifestyle. Practice is usually twice a day - early in the morning and later in the afternoon. Having the "diver's body" so many divers covet is not impossible to manage in addition to a social life - if you know how to do it.
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Some divers avoid eating a regular breakfast before early morning training sessions because solid food causes discomfort while training or because they prefer to sleep in rather than eat. Divers experiencing this problem should try a carbohydrate-rich drink such as low-fat milk, a smoothie or juice before the session, but see what works for you personally. This will help maintain energy levels throughout training.
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Cheerleaders need a moderate amount of protein to repair the Type II muscle fibers that get damaged by powerful movements.
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The subject of food and cheerleading can be a sensitive topic because of the stress on a cheerleader to maintain a certain weight. Many competitive cheerleaders have been awarded college scholarships, and there are often weight restrictions for cheerleaders on these squads. The HyperStrike Nutrition Program will give recommendations for healthy caloric intake to support a healthy weight and lifestyle.
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Over the course of a match, the anaerobic energy system mostly fuels actions like jumps and quick dashes for the ball. Individual sets within games, however, rely more heavily on the adenosine triphosphate-creatine phosphate (ATP-PC) energy system. This system provides fuel for strength, power, and speed necessary for serves, spikes, blocks, or digs.
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Few sports are as physically demanding as basketball. The game is interspersed with intense sprints to the rim, fighting off a "mugging" opponent and chasing another player around the court for nearly an hour. Lazy play will not win college scholarships or the attention of scouts - and laziness is often the result of poor diet.
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The well-conditioned wrestler uses a training program that takes into consideration every physical demands of the sport. Although skill is the basis of wrestling, its athletes may rely on physical conditioning much more than most athletes of other sports. Wrestling is one of the few sports in which physical conditioning is the main determinant to winning.
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