Experts Share Fitness Tips for Athletes Playing in the Olympic Games

Experts Share Fitness Tips for Athletes Playing in the Olympic Games

The Olympic Games in Tokyo have been the talk of the town, recently. The primary focus during the games remains on the fitness of athletes. Not only for the Olympics, but fitness is an important aspect of everyday life. Without a healthy body and mind, humans cannot function, and an extra effort is necessary to ensure that. 

Maintaining fitness during the Olympics is crucial for athletes, and they are required to take multiple measures to establish it. Carrying the name of one's country on their shoulders requires discipline and dedication for the game, talent, workout sessions and health.

Here are a few tips shared by experts to ensure the fitness of athletes playing in the Olympics.

Maintain Adequate Nutrition 

Delivering performance at such a sky-high platform requires a lot of energy, which is impossible to achieve without an adequate amount of nutrition. Athletes need to follow a diet chart that nutritionists and dieticians prepare with a befitting proportion of proteins and carbohydrates. They are required to eat repeatedly within 3-4 hours. 

A healthy and wholesome diet of fruits, vegetables and legumes repairs tissue damages and promotes muscle growth. It saves a sportsperson from crashing after an intense workout session. A nourishing diet keeps the body fuels jacked up and provides effective results.

Prioritise Hydration 

Water is one of the primary resources that make life possible on Earth and needs no emphasis to prove its vitality. During the extensive workout, training and practise sessions, a sportsperson tends to lose fluid levels. Therefore, they must drink at least 2.5-3L of water every day. 

Experts also suggest keeping a bottle of fluids and electrolytes to replenish the hydration and energy levels in the body. A list of healthy liquids includes buttermilk, protein shakes, coconut water, smoothies and shakes.

Fitting Workout Sessions

Workout does not necessarily mean coming back home with sore muscles. To boost the energy and performance of an athlete, coaches and trainers suggest juggling exercises so that you can reach your full potential without affecting the results. Merging sessions of strength training, cardio, leg routine, weight lifting, etc. every two or three weeks can help to build response time, activeness, muscle strength and energy levels among sportspeople. 

In-between Warm-ups

Athletes require coordination, flexibility and rhythm standing beside their speed and muscle strength. It prevents injuries and wears and tear of tissues while one plays under high pressure. A simple 10-minute warm-up session with jumping rope, light jog, massage, stretching and foam rolling can reduce the chances of soreness and pain. 

Invest Time in Recovery

For sportspeople representing in the Olympics or playing a game on any platform, investing an appropriate amount of time to rest is crucial. It helps the body and muscles to recover from previous injuries, pains and soreness. Resting helps the body to replenish and gain strength so that the athlete performs with vigour and tenacity. Experts suggest at least 7-7 hours of sleep every day. 

Athletes must keep a checklist of nutrients and hydration levels before and after a workout session. It helps to amplify the performance and saves the body from catabolism. However, each body has a different set of requirements; therefore, each sports person must have a different ritual. The goal of all must be to maintain fitness levels so that athletes can perform to the best of their abilities in the Olympics.  

By: 1Tab Desk | on 2021-08-02

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