The diet program, we have provided for the athletes we prepare is different from other programs. Each time, as well as a nutrition program to be followed, the races closer “carbohydrate loading” must also give weight to our program.
Carbohydrates are the primary fuel for the removal of fatigue during exercise in athletes due to increased durability and performance improvements. After 90 minutes during exercise in muscle glycogen storage is reduced considerably. Therefore, athletes should consume 7-10 grams of carbohydrates throughout the day to prevent the discharge of glycogen stores.
Carbohydrate loading process is carried out during the previous 5-7 days of the race. In this process, when given the carbohydrate-rich diet program, it switched to a reduced intensity training programs. The rate of energy derived from fat should be around 20-30%. If the energy provided by protein should be 10-15%.
Athletes can also meet the requirements of vitamins and minerals they consume diets that meet the growing energy needs. Because of training frequensy some athletes can not consume 3 main meals daily,by taking vitamin and mineral content between meals because of the intensity is directed to non-rich. In such cases, supplements intake is recommended. However, adequate vitamin and mineral intake in healthy athletes who are not required to support supplements.