Nutritional Report for a male football player Question: Develop a nutritional plan for an athlete of the sport of your choice. Prior to this, ask the athlete to fill in his current nutritional intake for 3 seperate days and make recommendations.

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Nutritional Report for a male football player


The aim of this report is to construct and assess a chosen athlete's dietary report. The athlete chosen in this report is a 20 year old male, University 1st team football player that weighs 94kg and is 188 cm tall.

Individual energy expenditure needs to be assessed in order to establish whether or not the subject in this report in consuming the correct diet for football. In November when this study was being performed the subject was in their competition phase, therefore the weekly exercise or energy expenditure was as follows: Monday- fitness 8:00-9:00pm, football training/skills 9:00-10:00pm, Wednesday- Game 2:15 pm, Thursday- training and skills 8:00-9:00 pm, Saturday- Game 2:15 pm.

Football is a high intensity sport the definition of a team sports like football; is a sport in which two or more athletes work together on a common playing area to defeat an opposing group of competitors (Burke et al, 2006).

These types of sports rely upon all three of the body energy systems; however it is the adenosine triphosphate phosphocreatine (ATP/PC) and aerobic systems that are the major energy contributors. The high intensity muscle bursts during a football game like jumping, kicking, sprinting or shooting are supplied by the ATP/PC systems (Burke et al, 2006). Therefore the lower intensity less metabolically demanding aspects of football that occur between the high intensity bursts are supplied by the aerobic system, the aerobic system also helps in recovery by replenishing the ATP and CP.

The athlete will be asked to completed the dietary report and an assessment of the 3 macronutrients (Protein, Carbohydrates and Fats) and 3 chosen micronutrients (Iron, Vitamin A and Zinc) will be performed, this will therefore give the athlete a personal detailed analysis of their diet and consequently...