Nutritional intake is an integral part of training for an athlete. In a training program, there are several aspects that support the success of an athlete, namely a program from a coach that includes technical, physical and biomechanics, a physiotherapist program, and a nutrition program.
Technical, physical and biomechanical training programs are provided by coaches to build the physical and technical conditions necessary to perform movements correctly and maximize an athlete's physical performance. Meanwhile, the physiotherapist program is carried out so that the supporting physical conditions can be well maintained, in preventing injury susceptibility and in the treatment process. And no less important is the nutritional program provided by clinical nutritionists to provide the fuel needed by the body appropriately so that energy can be expended optimally without increasing the burden of fat in the body, according to the needs of the athlete's physical dimensions in the sport. which he lived.
The training program must be adapted to the characteristics of the sport the athlete is undergoing. The need for a weightlifting athlete's training package will be different from a swimming athlete or a badminton athlete. Of course, in addition to mastery of technique, weightlifting athletes will focus their training on getting a burst of energy. Meanwhile, badminton athletes will need energy for stamina in maintaining the pattern of the game during the match. And for swimming athletes, it will depend on the athlete's specialization, whether it is a short distance, medium distance or long distance.
For example, I Gede Siman Sudartawa, an Indonesian swimmer who specializes in backstroke for short distances. Of course what is needed is a burst of energy to be able to reach the finish line as quickly as possible with the need for a burst of power. Their training needs will be very different from those of athletes in other sports, as well as swimmers who specialize in different distances such as middle and long distances.
The cooperation of the training stakeholders for the success of an athlete is needed and all of them are an integral part of the process with no one part being more important than the other. An athlete must be disciplined to follow the program given by the coaches, both physically, physiologically and nutritionally. He must be diligent in practicing, disciplined in following the given physical training program, following the recovery program and consuming proper nutrition so that the training program can run continuously and achieve maximum results.
As an expert in sports nutrition, I see Kachimeshi's Winning Meals Program is very helpful for athletes in their training preparations, because athletes often, outside of their commitments, still face difficulties in implementing a balanced nutrition program. This difficulty can come from various factors, for example, the availability of appropriate food for the ongoing training program, lack of supervision in food consumption patterns, lack of knowledge of athletes in interpreting the menu plans provided by nutritionists because athletes have to find their own food, and the taste of food from the program. This balanced nutrition is usually not friendly to the general tastes so athletes are often tempted to consume general foods that are not in accordance with their coaching program.
The Winning Meals Kachimeshi Program by Ajinomoto Indonesia provides maximum assistance to the preparation of athlete I Gede Siman Sudartawa because;
Balancing nutritional intake according to the balanced nutrition category where there are carbohydrates, protein, fat, fiber, minerals and vitamins which are all measured in detail.
The processing method avoids the deep frying process by mixing in excessive flour so that the carbohydrate and fat calorie components that enter are not excessive.
The sodium level given has been measured in such a way as to contribute to the taste of the food without compromising the balanced nutritional composition so that athletes consume it without the element of coercion due to the provision of flavoring with a measured amount of sodium or salt.
A balance between potential and measurable animal and vegetable protein. For example, serving vegetable protein from tempeh, because this type of food still provides maximum protein or is not damaged, even though it has gone through a processing process so that the protein can be easily digested by the body.
In addition, it is Kachimeshi who manages the entire process until the food arrives in the hands of the athlete so that the athlete can easily consume it without having to look for food again. The food received also contains balanced nutrition with balanced portions with taste so that athletes only need to finish the portion of food that is delivered.
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