IN TOP ATHLETES
THE OPTIMIZATION OF
Margareta, Popescu Alin Nicolae, Vasiliu George
A very important role in
gaining performance is also the body composition of the athlete,
composition which can be idealized just by optimizing the daily diet.
This includes a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the daily
menus and this cannot be realized mentally or manually, but with a
special calculating program dedicated to this problem.
there are enough mathematical patterns, standards and information about
the food’s nutritional content, which allow solving this
issue on the computer. The program used in this paper, estimates
anthropometrically actual and ideal parameters of the
analyzed subject, calculating individual basal metabolic rate
and thermal effect of feeding, and uses the distributions of macro and
micronutrients appropriate for the subject (meaning
recommended daily doses), analyzed to the end, concerted menu,
evaluating and correcting, optimizing the diet. In this paper we
present a concrete case which illustrates the possibilities of this
method for the benefit of the athlete. Although the procedure can be
laborious, the effort of optimization is justified.
performance, sports, diet, optimization, calculating program.