By Olivier Poirier-Leroy
Welcome to the nutrition for swimmers section of YourSwimLog.com.
This part of the site is under construction, but we have a ton of content in development, covering everything from supplements, hydration, snacks for pre and post racing and competition, and a whole lot more.
What questions do you have about nutrition for swimmers?
Here are some of the topics that we have covered so far:
How to Prevent Muscle Cramps While Swimming
Whenever muscle cramps come up, invariably the first solution to get blurted out is, “Dehydrated! More electrolyes!”
Although there is a vast number of athletes who suffer from muscle cramps—including swimmers—there is uncertainty over precisely what it is that causes them. The two most cited theories so far are dehydration and neuromuscular fatigue.
I provide a summary of the research available on the topic, and a plan of action for helping limit the occurrence of muscle cramps while training.
Creatine for Swimmers: What You Need to Know
When it comes to supplementation for swimmers there are fewer performance aids that cause more confusion and hype than creatine.
Long shown to provide gains in muscle mass and increased recovery, short term studies have found that creatine can help boost performance in the water.
5 Quick Nutrition Tips for Competitive Swimmers
Dr. Doug Kalman, a two time US Olympic swim team dietitian has five quick pointers for nutrition for competitive swimmers.
Eat Better & Swim Faster: 3 Strategies for Awesome Nutrition Habits
Knowing what we need to eat isn’t always enough. After all, we all know we should be eating more greens and less sugar. But how many swimmers actually stick with their nutrition goals?
In this guide we cover three proven strategies for making excellent dietary habits a whole lot easier.