Nutrition expert Hatty Bates spotlights six areas to consider when planning your nutritional strategies
1 – Supplements vs food
For rowers at any level, fuelling your body correctly is as fundamental as putting the right fuel in your car. There is no shortcut to eating well and turning to supplements as a quick fix is certainly not the answer.
‘Food first’ should be your approach and a well-organised rower should be able to plan to fuel optimally from food alone. Not only is this likely to be cheaper, but it also decreases the risk of breaching anti-doping rules. If you feel you need a supplement, you can read more about the risks of supplements, how to reduce them, and our Supplements Policy on our Clean Sport web page.
Below are questions to ask yourself when considering supplementation: