Ask an expert
Question

21 Apr 2006

diff between sportnutrition and nutrition
hi there

i am a BSc sport science student,and next year we are supposed to do nutrition,but because we dont have a lecturer for nutrition at the mo, we might get someone to teach us sport nutrition....so why do we separate this? sport nutrition would then only be nutrtion that aids mucle development?i dont get it....also when do you take it into concideration...how much exercise are you supposed to do to consider it,eg.i have to do quite a few sports during the week,but surely this isnt enough to consider a nutrtiton for sport....i see it as nutrition for athletes,not just normal people....or what....
Answer 381 views
Expert
Sports Nutrition
Sports nutrition

01 Jan 0001

Hi

Nutrition is composed out of the macronutrients (carbs, protein and fat) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) plus water. Thus there is not difference other than the effect of nutrient timing, because the better you recover today the better you will tain tomorrow. As the body’s insulin sensitivity is most high after training it is the best time to shuttle nutrient back into the muscles, therefore we make use of liquid nutrition. The only other difference is that we vary the macronutrient ratios. Usually a 40-40-20 spilt for those who have weight issues and for athletes we make use of higher carbohydrate ratios to assist endurance. There are 4 time periods involved in sports nutrition to get optimum results. I certainly hope you get a lecturer shortly to assist you with the finer details – where do you study?
Even normal people can follow the athlete regime – it has nothing to do with when you start falling into that category, but rather how well would you like to perform if you partake in sports.
Good luck with your studies! I am glad you have an inquisitive mind – it will stand you in good stead!
Best wishes
Vanessa
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.