Competition: What to Eat Before / During / After

Competition / workout nutrition can give athletes a real competitive advantage
when it comes to recovery from workouts and overall performance during competition.


Here you need a balanced meal containing carbohydrates, proteins, and fats – about 1-2
hours before training/competition. This should be a “small” meal to what you normally would eat. We need to maintain blood sugar levels, increase energy and foods that is easy on the stomach.


We recommend a sport drink containing 30+ grams of carbohydrate per hour of training / competition. HR+ from SCF-Nutrition is ideal with all the necessary energy fuel.


Post competition / workout nutrition requires two things: protein to aid in protein synthesis, carbohydrate to replace muscle glycogen. Whole food meals aren’t always available to athletes directly after competition. This is why SCF-Nutrition Recoup recovery formula is very popular and easy to fit the gap. Should the athlete have access to whole foods your typical spaghetti and meatballs will do.

Published by @mornenagel

Husband to Estie & father to Jenell. Use to be a professional athlete, but now I just enjoy being involved in sport and keep myself fit & healthy. Also a very keen mountain biker with all the excitement going with it!

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