Sports and Nutrition

Sports and Nutrition

Sports and Nutrition. Nutrition plays an essential role in sports performance. Following adequate nutrition, pattern determines winning the gold medal or failing in the attempt. That is why it is commonly referred to as “invisible training.” However, regarding food and performance, it is not only referred to professional athletes.


essentials of sports nutrition and supplements

Sports and Nutrition

Nowadays, a large number of amateur athletes perform daily physical activity both recreationally and semiprofessionally. That population also seeks to achieve an improvement in their personal brands, which can be reached following proper nutritional guidelines. In the athlete population, nutrient requirements are incremented compared with the non-athlete population. Therefore, it is essential to carry out a nutritional approach adapted to the athlete and training sessions. In addition, other advantages of adequate food intake in sports are related to changes in body composition, reduction of injuries, and prolongation of professional career length.


When designing your responses, please use APA style, and list a minimum of 5 reference sources (books, web pages, research articles). Short answers are not acceptable. Please use details, and be descriptive in designing your responses. At least a paragraph is expected for each question.


Using the material covered in chapters 1-6, and additional web references, please answer the following questions.



What are the general physical activity guidelines for adults for both aerobic training and resistance training?


Sports and Nutrition

What are the dietary carbohydrate recommendations for the general population?

What are the dietary carbohydrate recommendations for athletes? How do these differ from the general population?

What factors influence how much fat is used during exercise?

Describe the cardiovascular benefits associated with fatty fish and fish oil supplements.

How would you begin to recommend protein intake for a sedentary, active, and extremely active individual? Explain the steps you would take.

List some of the signs and symptoms associated with vitamin C deficiency.

How does vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency affect athletes?