Sport Science Report

I have been for the tests: been poked, measured and evaluated by both a biokinetist and a nutritionist. The findings were not too favourable, but I guess I can’t say I didn’t see it coming after a few weeks break and many reasons to feast during the wedding season.

1. the muscles need to get strong again – through gym work
2. speed needs to improve – through agility and speed-endurance training
3. the body fat percentage needs to drop between 5 to 8% – through a professional eating plan.

The dietary guidelines are to help me lose weight slowly, while ensuring adequate nutrition during the training sessions and recovery. The idea is not to starve me (thank goodness), but portions do look different when you actually measure what your body needs compared to actually what you’re capable of eating, especially when you don’t have an immediate time limit after a meal. You see, I’m one of those girls with a very healthy appetite, who truly believes that if she had ever been entered in an all-you-can-eat contest, I would have returned home with some podium position!

The good news is that I am encouraged to snack during the training, especially if a training session will last between 1-2 hours. This will also help reduce the urge to eat everything in sight as soon as I get back home from a session. I have always made healthy food choices in the past, but now the quantity seems to be the main focus.

Well, I look forward to seeing some results in next few weeks. More importantly, I look forward to seeing the difference in efficiency on the squash court due to the work in these particular areas.


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