In the area of ​​sports nutrition, it is essential to guide a correct diet or good habits, a shot putter does not have the same requirement as a running fan.
Nutritional needs change according to the discipline practiced. Taking this into account is one of the functions of the sports nutritionist, knowing that exercise is a pro-oxidant and certain habits and certain nutrients must be monitored.
Nutritional Strategy in Competition
Depending on the competition, for example a contact sport, a triathlon event, different strategies are used, for example caffeine will sharpen our reflexes, keep us alert. This in the case of contact sports, is essential.
In the case of a physical resistance test such as the triathlon, having full glucose deposits in the muscles is essential, these deposits are not filled in a single intake, there are strategies to supercompensate glucose in the muscle.
Prescribing supplements when they are necessary is the job of the nutritionist who will pass on his knowledge to the athlete.
With regard to supplementation, it is important to know that there are great myths and great mistakes made by the sports population, an example is protein shakes, I am going to leave a piece of information:
The protein is not stored in the body in the same way that carbohydrates and fats are, the protein that is not used to recover the muscle, the body must eliminate it, all this is compensated by a decalcification of the bone, the liver and the kidney suffer, among other metabolic alterations, the protein cycle in excess is neurotoxic and high levels of urea produce uric acid.
Generally, athletes who drink protein shakes in their workouts do not quantify the protein in their diet and add it to their supplement bottle. The vast majority make a mistake caused by the myth that the more protein, the more muscle I will have.
Each age, sex and sports discipline have a different recommendation at the protein level.
Remember: the muscles every three months are different, new muscles, for this reason it is necessary to eat protein.