This module offers sports physiologists a comprehensive look at pre-competition fueling strategies while learning what nutrients matter and why they matter. We discuss the three goals of pre-training competition nutrition: meet energy needs, ensuring physical comfort, and increasing mental alertness. We review general guidelines for macronutrient and fluid intake, then discuss the specific foods that fuel competition. We also look at the two categories of foods to avoid prior to competition: high-fat foods and high-fiber foods. By the end of this module exercise physiologists will have a solid understanding of how to strategize pre-training or pre-competition nutrition to properly prepare an athlete for optimal performance.
Total Time: 60-75 minutes CSEP PDCs: 2
This course is delivered through our partner, Performance Nutrition Academy, Ltd. After purchasing it, you will receive a separate email inviting you to create an account in their Online Learning platform and a link to access the course in which you enrolled.
Content of these courses was developed by the Registered Sport & Performance Dietitians of Performance Nutrition Academy, and has undergone review by a panel of CSEP topic experts to ensure scientific accuracy. This partnership was made possible with independent financial support* from the Canadian Sugar Institute Nutrition information Centre, a non-profit association managed by registered dietitians and nutrition researchers that aims to gather and share up-to-date research and evidence-based information about sugars, nutrition, and health.
* The Canadian Sugar Institute (CSI) did not have a role in the content or curricular development of these courses. The views expressed in these courses are those of the facilitators and not of CSI.