Sports nutrition is the study, and practice, of nutrition and diet as it relates to athletic performance. It is concerned with the type and quantity of fluid and food taken by an athlete, and deals with nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, supplements and organic substances such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Although an important part of many sports training regimens, it is most commonly considered in strength sports (such as weight lifting and bodybuilding) and endurance sports (for example cycling, running, triathlon).
Sports nutrition has many goals to enhance performance. Firstly, it improves performance by improving body composition, which impacts on speed, mobility, and strength. Secondly, it assists the speed of recovery of any injuries. Thirdly, it will allow one to optimise energy available for both practice and competition, which will definitely enhance one's performance. Strategic diets will also increase immunity, allowing one to stay healthy and be able to continue and intensify practice and training. Most importantly, it will improve your overall health which is essential to all aspects of life.
An individual sports nutrition program based on scientific evidence can be specifically designed for you according to your training schedules, specific requirements, and lifestyle. Your progress can be monitored on a regular basis and adjusted with alterations in demand and changing targets. Baseline measurements as well as more detailed testing will be performed depending on your expectations and goal.