“This review provides some great practical solutions which can be applied straight away. Athletes and coaches spend weeks, if not months, working on brilliant programmes for training adaptation and body composition manipulation, for example, but if the athlete falls ill or has a poor travelling experience on the way to the competition, all this hard work could be undone.
Last December, a boxer I work with had a world title fight at Maddison Square Garden, New York. For his flight from London to the United States of America, I made up a simple flight nutrition “care package” which included the following:
⇒ First defence nasal spray (checked on Global Dro) – nose defence.
⇒ Chewing gum – oral defence.
⇒ Protein bar – nutrition.
⇒ Biltong – nutrition.
⇒ Mixed nuts – nutrition and salts.
⇒ Protein powder – nutrition.
⇒ Electrolyte tablets – hydration.
The podcast, video, and infographic below discuss similar strategies for food when travelling and consumed alongside his in-flight meals. This ensured that his immunity and nutritional needs were taken care of and he arrived fit and healthy ready for his weight-cut.”