#50 - What should our diet be like as a fast bowler?

QUESTION

What should our diet be like as a fast bowler?


ANSWER

Hey,

It’s hard to prescribe a generic diet as dietary requirements are unique to each athlete. Fast bowling is a high-energy activity so you need to be fuelled correctly to give yourself the best chance of success. Balance is the key here.

We always ask our guests how they like to recover after a long day in the field and a common answer we’ve got is, “a high protein meal and lots of liquids”. Please look out for these types of questions in our future podcasts.

We also asked West Indian, speedster, Tino Best about his diet and he mentioned the foods he gave up and the foods he adopted to help him perform at his best – you can listen to that interview here: https://pacejournal.co/podcast/the-high-jump-helped-me-with-my-run-up

I would advise you to listen to your body. If you feel tired, then you know something needs to change. But if you feel good, fit and energetic – maybe you’re already on the right path!

I hope that helps.

All the best.


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