|Olympic athletes benefit by incorporating science-based sports nutrition recommendations into their exercise training programs and competitions. Athletes improve their capacity for exercise training when they meet their energy, fluid, and nutrient needs on a consistent basis. However, maintaining a daily energy and fluid balance can be challenging. Athletes grapple with these questions: How much foods and fluids to consume? What type? When to eat? Viewing nutrition support in terms of a daily fueling cycle helps athletes make nutrition work for them.|
Each topic presents both basic concepts and application to one or more representative athletes in either strength/power or endurance sport categories.
|Cross country skier (female)||Endurance|
|Cross country skier (male)||Endurance|
|Ice hockey (female)||Strength/power|
|Ice hockey (male)||Strength/power|
|Figure skater (female)||Strength/power|