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The Precompetition Macronutrient Intake of Elite Gaelic Football Players

Cathal Cassidy, Kieran Collins, and Marcus Shortall

across a 7-day period was not in accordance with the athletic guidelines of the time ( Reeves & Collins, 2003 ). Furthermore, it has been reported that the macronutrient percentage of energy intake (EI) in elite players was not of an optimal proportion for an athletic population, with players consuming

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A Comparison of the Nutrient Intakes of Macronutrient-Based Dieting and Strict Dieting Bodybuilders

Ahmed Ismaeel, Suzy Weems, and Darryn S. Willoughby

diet without altering the relative distribution of macronutrients ( Sandoval & Heyward, 1991 ). Because of the expansion of bodybuilding to include greater than just a relatively small number of individuals, new dietary approaches have recently become popularized. For example, a new strategy, popularly

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Nutritional Intake in Australian Football Players: Sports Nutrition Knowledge and Macronutrient and Micronutrient Intake

Rachel Lohman, Amelia Carr, and Dominique Condo

investigation were to (a) quantify energy, macronutrient, and micronutrient intake in Australian football players; (b) compare nutritional intakes to current recommendations; and (c) quantify sports nutrition knowledge in Australian football players. The secondary aim was to investigate the differences in

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Nutrition and Physical Activity in British Army Officer Cadet Training Part 2—Daily Distribution of Energy and Macronutrient Intake

Victoria C. Edwards, Stephen D. Myers, Sophie L. Wardle, Andrew G. Siddall, Steve D. Powell, Sarah Needham-Beck, Sarah Jackson, Julie P. Greeves, and Sam D. Blacker

[FFM] −1 ·day −1 ) during training ( Edwards et al., in press ). This second article investigates the timing of energy and macronutrient intake in relation to OC’s energy expenditure (EE). Dietary guidelines for the U.K. Armed Forces (military dietary reference values [MDRVs]) suggest appropriate

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Dietary Intake and Gastrointestinal Integrity in Runners Undertaking High-Intensity Exercise in the Heat

Naroa Etxebarria, Nicole A. Beard, Maree Gleeson, Alice Wallett, Warren A. McDonald, Kate L. Pumpa, and David B. Pyne

quantities) consumed over the 8 days. The data from the food diaries were entered into the Easy Diet Diary mobile application and analyzed using FoodWorks (version 10; Xyris Pty Ltd, Brisbane, Australia). Relative (kg −1 ) macronutrient consumption, energy intake, and diet quality were assessed according to

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Nutritional Habits and Performance in Male Elite Wheelchair Basketball Players During a Precompetitive Period

Amelia Ferro, Guadalupe Garrido, Jorge Villacieros, Javier Pérez, and Lena Grams

Physical condition and an optimized diet are relevant to enhance performance and recovery. The diet composition and meal frequency of eleven elite wheelchair basketball players were estimated using a 3-day food-weighing diary in two months during the precompetitive-period. Performance was determined through a 20 m sprint test. The players consumed 4.2 ± 0.8 meals/day in May and 4.5 ± 0.9 meals/day in June, resulting in total energy intakes of 2492 ± 362 kcal/d and 2470 ± 497 kcal/d, respectively. The macronutrient distribution was 3.8 ± 1.3 g/kg carbohydrates, 1.7 ± 0.6 g/kg protein, and 36 ± 5% of energy derived from fat in May, and 4.2 ± 1.9 g/kg carbohydrates, 1.5 ± 0.5 g/kg protein and 32 ± 5% of energy derived from fat in June. The maximum velocity of the sprint test improved from 4.77 ± 0.31 m/s in May to 5.19 ± 0.23 m/s in June. Our results revealed carbohydrate intake below and fat intake above recommendations, but improvements of dietary patterns. Further nutritional advice is necessary to ensure health and performance improvements.

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Food and Macronutrient Intake of Elite Kenyan Distance Runners

V.O. Onywera, F.K. Kiplamai, P.J. Tuitoek, M.K. Boit, and Y.P. Pitsiladis

The food and macronutrient intake of elite Kenyan runners was compared to recommendations for endurance athletes. Estimated energy intake (EI: 2987 ± 293 kcal; mean ± standard deviation) was lower than energy expenditure (EE: 3605 ± 119 kcal; P < 0.001) and body mass (BM: 58.9 ± 2.7 kg vs. 58.3 ± 2.6 kg; P < 0.001) was reduced over the 7-d intense training period. Diet was high in carbohydrate (76.5%, 10.4 g/kg BM per day) and low in fat (13.4%). Protein intake (10.1%; 1.3 g/kg BM per day) matched recommendations for protein intake. Fluid intake was modest and mainly in the form of water (1113 ± 269 mL; 0.34 ± 0.16 mL/kcal) and tea (1243 ± 348 mL). Although the diet met most recommendations for endurance athletes for macronutrient intake, it remains to be determined if modifying energy balance and fluid intake will enhance the performance of elite Kenyan runners.

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Risk of Nutrient Inadequacies in Elite Canadian Athletes With Spinal Cord Injury

Jennifer L. Krempien and Susan I. Barr

Energy intakes of adults with spinal cord injury (SCI) have been reported to be relatively low, with many micronutrients below recommended amounts, but little is known about the diets of athletes with SCI. The purpose of this cross-sectional, observational study was to assess energy intakes and estimate the prevalence of dietary inadequacy in a sample of elite Canadian athletes with SCI (n = 32). Three-day self-reported food diaries completed at home and training camp were analyzed for energy (kcal), macronutrients, vitamins, and minerals and compared with the dietary reference intakes (DRIs). The prevalence of nutrient inadequacy was estimated by the proportion of athletes with mean intakes below the estimated average requirement (EAR). Energy intakes were 2,156 ± 431 kcal for men and 1,991 ± 510 kcal for women. Macronutrient intakes were within the acceptable macronutrient distribution ranges. While at training camp, >25% of men had intakes below the EAR for calcium, magnesium, zinc, riboflavin, folate, vitamin B12, and vitamin D. Thiamin, riboflavin, calcium, and vitamin D intakes were higher at home than training camp. Over 25% of women had intakes below the EAR for calcium, magnesium, folate, and vitamin D, with no significant differences in mean intakes between home and training camp. Vitamin/mineral supplement use significantly increased men’s intakes of most nutrients but did not affect prevalence of inadequacy. Women’s intakes did not change significantly with vitamin/mineral supplementation. These results demonstrate that athletes with SCI are at risk for several nutrient inadequacies relative to the DRIs.

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Macronutrient Intakes of Male Rugby Union Players: A Review

Katherine Elizabeth Black, Alistair David Black, and Dane Frances Baker

macronutrient intakes ( American College of Sports Medicine et al., 2000 ; “Nutrition for football: the FIFA/F-MARC Consensus Conference,” 2006 ). However, in comparison to other team sports such as soccer or hockey, rugby players tend to be heavier, for example, the mean body mass in a study of elite

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Pre- and Postgame Macronutrient Intake of a Group of Elite Australian Football Players

C. Peter Schokman, Ingrid H.E. Rutishauser, and Roger J. Wallace

This study describes pre- and postcompetition mean energy and macronutrient intakes of 40 elite Australian Football players. Carbohydrate intake, expressed both as a percentage of total energy intake (En %) and as grams per kilogram of body mass (g/kg BM), was significantly less (51.7% En and 4.8 g/kg BM, p < . 001) than minimum recommendations for endurance athletes (60% En and 6 g/kg BM). Pregame carbohydrate intake (53.6% En) was significantly greater (p < .01) than postgame (49.7% En). However, expressed as g/kg BM, pre- and postgame macronutrient intakes did not differ significantly. Protein and fat intakes (as g/kg BM) fell within guidelines, whereas energy intake (13.2 MJ/ day or 153.8 kJ/kg BM) was lower than expected. Results suggest that for athletes engaging in endurance team sports where body mass and energy requirements vary considerably, carbohydrate recommendations are more appropriately expressed as g/kg BM rather than En %.