Fuel, Energy and Performance
Skiing is a sport that requires amounts of energy, power and endurance. It is a very technical sport and from the point of view of energy mechanisms predominantly anaerobic.
For this reason, even those with a good technique can fall when muscles get fatigued or concentration lapses.
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Skiing is a particular sport, which requires a high dose of energy, power and strength, which is why you need to take care of your diet before going on the ski slopes, to be sure to have the necessary strength to tackle the physical effort.
Here are some tips for a proper nutrition.
Before going on the ski slopes, it is essential to eat a good breakfast, preferring foods based on simple (carbohydrates bread, rusks or biscuits with jam or honey, milk and cereals) so that you have at your disposal a good supply of energy.
If you spend the whole day on skis, you will need to stop for a light meal and easily digestible, making it possible to recover the energy spent during the morning and face the afternoon of skiing without experiencing excessive fatigue.
Even in the mountains, the carbohydrates should constitute 55 -60% of total energy intake: glucose is in fact the main fuel used by the muscles, especially in the early stages of the effort. During physical activity are good carbs quickly absorbed (mono and disaccharides, dextrin and maltodextrin), and is useful in half trip consume energy or protein bars.
When the frost bites, during the afternoon is inevitable stop in a chalet for a hot drink, a glass of milk or chocolate. They are to avoid the excesses of spirits: Alcohol slows reflexes and can alter the center of thermoregulation favoring the risk of frostbite. In addition, you can drink up to two or three cups a day of coffee, which like all Nerve Agents has a slight stimulating effect.
Do not weigh down the body during physical activity “exaggerating” with snacks, chocolate and sugar confectionery. It ‘important to drink sufficiently to restore the water-salt balance.
Dinner will be complete with fats and proteins, as well as slow-release carbohydrates (pasta and rice) to replenish muscle glycogen loss, and fruits and vegetables for the vitamins, minerals and fiber.