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Why Nutrition Is Crucial for Skiers
(According to a Top US Ski and Snowboard Coach)
It’s no surprise that competitive skiing is a physically demanding endeavor that requires high levels of fitness and strength. “Every time you’re in a turn, you’re resisting forces up to four times that of gravity,” says Bob Poehling, CSCS, a high-performance manager for US Ski and Snowboard who has trained two-time Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin and top US downhiller Breezy Johnson.
But peak performance also requires close attention to fluid intake. That’s because it’s very dry at high elevations and, as a result, alpine athletes are notorious for being chronically dehydrated. “Dehydration exacerbates fatigue—both cognitive and muscular—and it affects your ability to recover from training,” says Poehling.
There’s this balance, this game, that you’re constantly trying to get right to maintain a high level of performance—and it’s all based on nutrition.
—Bob Poehling, CSCS, a High-Performance Manager for US Ski and Snowboard
Proper nutrition also presents a challenge—and an opportunity to give yourself an edge. “Our athletes regularly perform two training sessions a day,” he says.
Refueling effectively between those sessions and between training days is critical for maintaining performance and preventing overtraining. “You need to constantly replenish your glycogen stores and constantly feed your body protein to promote repair and recovery,” says Poehling. “There’s this balance, this game, that you’re constantly trying to get right to maintain a high level of performance—and it’s all based on nutrition.”
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