Optimising nutrition after exercise can better maintain subsequent training quality, facilitate training adaptations and better maintain immune function. Failing to consider the role of nutrition in recovery can result in fatigue, impaired performance, increased muscle soreness or injury and illness.
While nutritional recovery strategies are important for all athletes, targeted nutrition interventions are particularly important for athletes training more than once a day or when sessions are in close succession over consecutive days (e.g. evening session followed by early session the next morning).
For more information download the ‘Recovery Nutrition’ factsheet.