Question by  scott56 (15)

What is a good diet for sprinters?

I am a serious sprinter and want to eat right.


Answer by  worker857333 (96)

A high protein diet is necessary for sprinters. Heavy weight lifting and sprinting causes muscles to break down and you need a high protein diet so that the muscles can repair themselves. A relatively high amount of carbohydrates is also necessary to train hard. Glycogen stores may be depleted and carbohydrates will replace them.


Answer by  kmott (188)

The best diet for sprinters is one that avoids all animal products, like meat, eggs and dairy. Carl Lewis, who won 10 Olympic medals (9 of them gold) was a powerful sprinter who benefited from such a regimen. A strict vegetarian diet supplies all the essentials with zero cholesterol intake.


Answer by  worker3742 (208)

Eat meat, fruits, veggies, and nuts and seeds. Little to no starch and sugar. Eat clean good food. If it's in a wrapper or cardboard box, something could be wrong. Drink plenty of water.


Answer by  thattractorguy (2970)

Bananas are easy to digest before or after a sprint or race. Green vegetables are really great because of the vitamins and are considered a super food. Fish is great for the protein and fatty acids. Dairy foods are important for your strong bones.


Answer by  Anonymous

go liquid spirilina, and mangosteen juice. I am a sprinter also.I am oh so serious about my training. I have improved my time in 2weeks due to my intake of this, I know people wont believe it, I just say try it! a


Answer by  yodawg (86)

Start with celery and apple sticks. I would avoid fatty foods - but you do want to eat plenty of pasta.


Answer by  Anonymous

try lots of protien,, usian bolt eats nothing but rice and yam,,but before his race he ate chicken nuggets.


Answer by  worker5534 (518)

Diet of one who run at greatest speed over a short distance is commonly use the muscles strengthing food such as protein containing like wheat, pulses and cereals. In non-veg can take bone marrow juice

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