Introducing Carbohydrates
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Introducing Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are the body’s preferred source of energy during a tennis match. They play different roles depending on their form. Carbohydrates are the ideal form of energy during anaerobic metabolism (short duration/high intensity activities; e.g. 100m sprint). At the molecular level a carbohydrate atom consists of: 6 carbon (C) molecules 12 hydrogen (H) molecules 6…

The Role of Nutrients in Sports
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The Role of Nutrients in Sports

Understanding the role of nutrients in sports is important since nutrients are fuel for energy systems and having more energy aids in optimizing performance on the court. The body uses nutrients to grow, restore body tissue, and provide energy to perform work. The body requires some nutrients in large quantities, called macronutrients, and other nutrients…