Athletes From Different Callings And Sports

1232 WordsApr 26, 20175 Pages
Athletes from different callings and sports have many differences, but one thing they have in common is the diet that is required for peak performance. The chance an athlete has of being the best at his/her specific sport is a thin line between all the other athletes they are competing against. For them to be successful they will need to make sure their body is performing at its top potential, and to do that the athlete will need to have a diet that keeps them going. The human body is like a machine or vehicle. That machine must have the right kind of fuel to work at its peak. It doesn’t matter what sport an athlete is playing, the nutritional diet is just as important as the workout they are doing. This paper will show and explain a…show more content…
In other words carbohydrate intake will vary from 5 to 10 grams per kilogram of body weight per day with training of at least one to five hours. If you are an athlete that burns a lot of energy and you are not replacing that energy through carbs, than you will not perform at your optimal levels. Carbohydrates are not the only nutrient that is dependent on the activities you do. Protein and fat intakes are also based on how active the workouts and everyday lifestyle is. Power Although it is not much different from the endurance diet, “the standard ratio for power athletes is 55/25/20”(Wood, 2016 p. 1). The same can be said about power sports or power lifters. It is not so much based on a standard amount of carbs/fat/protein ratio than it is on the activity that is being performed with it. Now your typical power workouts do not burn as much energy as endurance workouts, so they will not have as much difference in the nutrient ratios that are brought in. What is meant by this is, the difference in the ratios is that each individual will not be as different as they would with an endurance workout. Most of your power athletes are working on strength and power, and their weight or size will not make much of a difference. The only thing that will be different is the amount of weight that is being lifted during the workout. When dieting it is also important to take into
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