Sports Science in Agreement: Jockeys thrive on a wholefoods diet of regular meals
Jockeys are the last group of athletes to get professional sports science support. Jockeys now realise that they are high performing athletes – just like the high performance athletes they are riding. And they are requiring proper support from everything sports science has to offer. In this series of articles I will be focusing on their nutritional and dietary needs as athletes.
Dr Giles Warrington, Programme Chair of Sports Science and Health at Dublin City University (DCU) and Head Sports Physiologist and Sports Science Advisor to the Olympic Council of Ireland, was the first to realise that there is a need to start looking at the jockey as athlete, and as a result there is now a significant amount of useful information for jockeys as athletes.
What Not to Eat: Scrap the “Petrol Station Diet”. Jockeys lead a hectic life with unpredictable days. Grabbing food on the run without thought, buying food in petro...
If you want to find out more about jockey nutrition, check back to the blog every so often over the next few weeks as I will be blogging on a series of six articles on jockey nutrition I wrote for The Irish Field in 2014. Not interested in jockeys? Check out my blog anyway, as the lessons learned from jockey nutrition apply to most of us - athletes, leisure athletes, or non-athletes alike.