Meal Plan for Sprinters
Short distance running is the sprinting events 400m and below.
Also, at these short distances, muscular power, and anaerobic metabolism come into play, and there is no endurance element.
Training as a short-distance runner will involve weight training 3-4 times per week.
As well as interval training along with sprint training. Leg strength is vital.
Also, a good start off the blocks can make all the difference.
Sprinters usually carry a higher than average lean muscle mass, and the power to weight ratio is significant.
Hence following a meal plan like the one below will be ideal for a typical day’s training.
And carbohydrate loading pre-event is also advised to maximize the muscle and liver carbohydrate stores.
Supplementation with the sports supplement creatine monohydrate may also be worth considering.
Here’s a sample meal plan for a short distance runner to follow for a typical training day:
What to eat before sprinting in the morning?
You can have a multigrain bread slice with peanut butter. Or maybe a handful of nuts. Or even a banana.
Meal Plan for Sprinters Quick Changes
This article is a write-up from Regenesis gym, which I attended in Sydney, Australia, in 2010.
Another way to improve your healthy eating is by changing the way you cook your food. Turn the fried foods into baked foods. Put your chicken and French fries in the oven to bake rather than cooking them in grease. Instead of boiling your vegetables, steam them. Steaming will also keep more nutrients in the vegetables, while boiling can leech out some better nutrients.