16. Competition Nutrition

  1. Professor Susan A Lanham-New2,
  2. Dr Samantha J Stear3,
  3. Dr Susan M Shirreffs4 and
  4. Dr Adam L Collins2
  1. Professor Louise M Burke

Published Online: 14 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344905.ch16

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

How to Cite

Burke, L. M. (2011) Competition Nutrition, in Sport and Exercise Nutrition (eds S. A. Lanham-New, S. J. Stear, S. M. Shirreffs and A. L. Collins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444344905.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Surrey, UK

  2. 3

    Performance Influencers Limited, UK

  3. 4

    Loughborough University, UK

Author Information

  1. Australian Institute of Sport, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 23 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334685

Online ISBN: 9781444344905



  • competition nutrition;
  • sporting competitions, formats and nutrition strategies;
  • nutrition and fatigue during competition;
  • pre-competition fuelling;
  • competition strategies for athletes;
  • pre-event meal;
  • fluid intake during exercise;
  • fuel intake during competition;
  • one post-competition practice, intake of alcohol;
  • recovery between events


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Nutrition and fatigue during competition

  • Pre-competition fuelling

  • The pre-event meal

  • Fluid intake during exercise

  • Fuel intake during competition

  • Recovery between events

  • Summary

  • Further reading