Quickest Way to Improved Sporting Performance…
Many factors can influence your ability to perform better at sport, cardiovascular fitness, muscular fitness, nutrition and genetics but the one that will provide the quickest results in every case is improved body composition. This may sound obvious, reducing your weight to improve your sporting ability. We all know that excess weight has no purpose in sport, slowing us down with every jump, stride or pedal stroke but reducing the wrong type of weight will have damaging effects on your sporting performance levels.
• Your body needs a minimum amount of calories for basic function. This is unique to you and is known as Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). You will also require an additional amount of calories per day depending on gender, job, lifestyle and more importantly in this case, your sporting activity. This is known as your Estimated Average Energy Requirement (EAR). To achieve productive weight loss aimed at improving your performance these measurements need close attention and a personal range needs to be set.
• Removing the excess fat weight while maintaining your hard earned lean weight is a crucial step towards achieving this goal. This requires accurate and close monitoring of body composition to avoid valuable lean weight loss during any weight reduction plan.
If you have been training hard while carrying a little more than you need, your cardiovascular and muscular fitness will have adopted taking this excess weight into account. Reducing as little as 5lb of body fat while maintaining your hard earned lean mass and fitness will dramatically improve your performance levels. “
It's not the will to win that matters-everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters”