Demystifying Sports Nutrition

  • By Sabrina Grotewold
  • Published Jul. 8, 2013
  • Updated Oct. 1, 2013 at 6:45 AM UTC
A diet that is laden with antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables will slow the aging process and its effects on performance. Photo: Scott Draper/Competitor

Optimal Nutrition Is Individual

Because preferences, goals and lifestyles differ, and training loads vary according to racing schedules, optimal nutrition remains entirely individual.

Benardot tells his self-aware Olympic athletes: “Ninety percent of the time, do exactly what your body yearns for and the other 10 percent, have a good time because it won’t matter—your body has made all of the adaptations it needs.”

Now that’s sustainable advice.

This piece first appeared in the June 2011 issue of Competitor magazine.

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Sabrina Grotewold

Sabrina Grotewold

Sabrina Grotewold is runner and editor based in southern California. Christened the Kitchen MacGyver by her husband, she’s determined to persuade people to eat their veggies.

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