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.

SCF Athletes ready for the 2020 Backtrack Classic Shootout!

Botswana born athlete Tsaone Sebele will be in the starting line-up 14 February in the 150m race. She is currently preparing as part of the Botswana 4X400m relay team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. This race will be a good speed session for the athlete.

Sabelo Dhlamini a UJ student and athlete with his favourite event the 400m hurdles will participate in the men’s 300m sprint. This will be a very strong field of sprinters and will test Sabelo to his limits. This event will take place 7 February at the University of Pretoria.

Cynthia Tsetsewa also a UJ student and athlete with her favourite event the 400m hurdles as well will participate in the women’s 600m race. With a good winter season behind Cynthia she should be someone to watch for. This event will also take place at the University of Pretoria on the 7th.

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