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Title: The Effect of Dietary and Fluid Intake Before, During and After Training on Athletics Performance
Other Titles: The Case of Hagerselam Junior Athletes Training Center in Snnpr
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Asst. Prof. Mebratu Belay
Mohammad, Awol
Issue Date: Jun-2011
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The major purpose of this study was to investigate the nutritional practices of Hagerselam junior athletics training center. Hagerselam is one of the athletics project found in SNNPR. It was established since, 2001 E.C. From established up to now, it provides continues training for junior athletes to produced talented athletes in both quality and quantity by maximizing their performance. As indicated in several decades of scientific research has shown us that centering an athlete’s food and fluid consumption on training or exercise (before, during and after can significantly support the demands of sport training. But many athletes follow nutritional practice that may prevent them reaching their goals of optimal performance. This is common problem that faced Ethiopian athletes including Hagerselam junior athletes. So the main purpose of this study is identifying, examining and recommending the general scientific and appropriate guidelines of dietary intake around training which helps to maximizing athletes peak performance. For this study a descriptive survey method was employed. The tools used during data collection were: questionnaires, observation, interview and document analysis are included to achieve the study 22 athletes, 2 coaches,1 technical director and 4 food service providers purposively selected. The data analyzed using percentage and descriptive phrases. The results of the study reveal that the nutritional practices of Hageraselam athletics projects were found to below. Almost all athletes and coaches follow traditional nutrition practice before, during and after training, which enable them to achieve their goals. In addition to this factor they indentified problem were unsatisfactory meal plan, lack of awareness and less availability of food around the center. To sum up, the findings of the study show that a lot has to be done to effective application of optimal nutritional practice in this athletic training center. Therefore, its recommended Hagerselam project athletes and coaches should be applying scientific and suitable nutritional practices strategies to achieve their goals.
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