Nutrition for Training

The training load of athletes varies greatly between individuals, depending on the nature of the sport and the level of competition, and it also varies over time in relation to the competitive season. Training may consist of high-intensity resistance training, brief but intense sprints, prolonged moderate intensity efforts, or technical work. Each places different demands on the muscles, cardiovascular system, and other tissues, and each has different energy requirements. The aim of training is to induce changes in body tissues and organs that will improve exercise performance, but different adaptations are required in different sports. Increasing muscle mass, strength, and power is a key objective in many sports, but in other sports, these changes would hinder, rather than help, performance. The training stimulus, therefore, must be specific to the objectives of the event. Within limits, the greater the training stimulus - consisting of the intensity, duration and frequency of individual training sessions - the greater the adaptation that takes place. As mentioned above, nutrition is important in promoting recovery between training sessions to allow an increase in the training load that can be sustained without succumbing to illness and injury, and also in allowing more effective adaptations to each bout of training. This may be important in complex sports such as soccer, where different training objectives must be achieved and where the training must also accommodate practice of a variety of skills.

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