FFF 064: A Behind The Scenes Look At Eating For Elite Sports Performance – with Prof. Graeme Close


Many people think that the diet of an elite athlete or professional sportsperson must be pretty perfect.


However, just like the rest of us they often struggle with sticking to their plan and they sometimes forget the basics.

In this episode of the podcast, Professor Graeme Close reveals some of the tips and tricks he’s used that have helped professional athletes including the England Rugby team, Olympic skiers and famous jockeys improve their body composition and sporting performance.

He’ll explain the key elements of a solid pre-match nutrition plan, how to beat nerves, why athletes should pay more attention to what they eat the day before a match rather than on match day, top supplements to improve performance, his half time nutrition strategy, why he hates cheat meals, how to improve dietary compliance and thoughts on the future of sports nutrition.

Thanks for listening and the support – if you enjoyed this episode, I hope you can leave the podcast a rating and review on iTunes, and if you haven’t subscribed yet, this is the best time to do that too. This will help the show to get up in the rankings.

Scott is the owner and founder of Food For Fitness. He is a fat loss coach, speaker and fitness writer with a masters (MSc) degree in Applied Sports Nutrition.