The Sports Nutrition Puzzle

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By Jeremy Likness


Sports and exercise impose very specific demands upon the body and therefore your schedule of meals should reflect the requirements that your body has. This means eating the right fuel before, during and after exercise. What the fuel will be depends upon the type and duration of your sport or exercise.


Pre-event and exercise
Before an event, you want to supply the fuel necessary to make it through the event, without diminishing your performance by overeating or eating heavy foods that require too much digestive energy. Take into account the fact that an exercise requires fuel. Short, intense exercise will demand fuel from stored carbohydrates (glycogen) while longer duration exercise will use fat as a major source of energy. Intense exercise also consumes the largest amount of protein for energy.


In order to satisfy energy requirements, you should provide your body with calories that will be released slowly, over time. [.....]

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date: April 3, 2005

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JeremyLikness

My credentials include being a Certified Fitness Trainer and a Specialist in Performance Nutrition, both certifications awarded through the International Sports Sciences Association. I am an avid student of Ian King and have remained actively involved in the fitness industry through coaching other trainers, consulting clients, and contributing articles and advice to various organizations.

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My credentials include being a Certified Fitness Trainer and a Specialist in Performance Nutrition, both certifications awarded through the International Sports Sciences Association. I am an avid student of Ian King and have remained actively involved in the fitness industry through coaching other trainers, consulting clients, and contributing articles and advice to various organizations.

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