Whether you are a cyclist, footballer or rugby player staying in peak physical condition is crucial to the results you achieve in your desired sport.
Training plans and nutritional intake are vital components to the success of how you perform.
To help budding athletes achieve their desired goals and become the best they can be in their chosen sport, William Hill has interviewed the pros: Olympic triathlete Jonny Brownlee, NFL defence Jason Bell and ex-pro rugby player David Jackson and now co-founder of the School of Calisthenics, to find out their nutritional tips, and what they eat on a daily basis to fuel their rigorous training regimes and competitions.
The results per sport are detailed below:
The perfect diet to achieve your personal best
What you eat can make or break your a-game. The table below details the ideal daily diets for players in a variety of sports:
|SPORT||BREAKFAST PLAN||LUNCH PLAN||SNACK||DINNER PLAN|
|Football||Quinoa Porridge||Thai Fish Cakes|
Honey or Greek Yoghurt
|Ham and Pepper Omwlette|
|Fajitas or |
|Rugby||Five Eggs Scrambled|
Whole Wheat Bread
Potato or Rice
|Sliced Tuna Wrap|
Water with Electrolyte
|Large Mackerel Fillet|
100g Mixed Nuts & Seeds
Low Fat, Low Sugar Yoghurt
Low Fat Cheese
Dry Roasted Potatos
Blended Nuts & Seeds
Low Fat Milk
Rice, Beans & Pulses
|Vegan Chilli||Protein Shake||Grilled Fish|
Sweet Potato Salad
What the pro athletes and experts say
Athletes dedicate their lives to perfecting their sport. Whilst training is a huge part of that, so is nutrition. This is true regardless of the sport. William Hill asked the pros to share some of their top nutrition tips. Click here to view the full interviews.
Jonny Brownlee “Stick to the plan, it needs to be a long-term plan if you want to continue with eating healthily, as it was then become a habit. There may be days where you don’t eat so well – and if so, don’t beat yourself up and try to overcompensate the next day. Just go back to your plan and eat consistently well.”
Jason Bell “We’re all different. Our bodies are different and the way they respond to things is different, so you have to listen to your body. It will tell you what is and isn’t good for you.”
David Jackson “Eat for health and you’ll get performance. Too often, nutrition strategies are created while looking for a short cut, quick win or magic supplement. Your body will only be able to perform optimally if you’re healthy and have all the nutrition to allow it to function. Having a protein shake isn’t the solution if other areas of your diet are lacking.”