Neil Drew Competition Mind

 

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“True comparison is comparison to oneself, it isn’t the comparison to others.”

 

 

NEIL DREW Case study #7: The diet mistakes

Unlocking The True Talent Within

 

 

The clients: I have worked now with many sports people from many different backgrounds who have all benefited massively from the advice and plans.

 

The issues are: there are so many myths and false beliefs about the types of foods and drinks that one should ingest that it isn’t any wonder that competitors aren't always performing at their best. Did you know that for example pasta is one of the worst kinds of foods that you could possibly eat in training or competition? Did you know that metabolic function is the key to achieving peak performance? Did you know that you can control your metabolism by the kind of foods that you eat and also the amount of meals you take? Nearly every competitor that I have seen doesn’t get the best from their performance because of the food and drink that they ingest, if anything they actually make things worse by ignoring some key factors.

One example is of a top performing world stage competitor who I have worked with who always tested low on his B12 counts, B12 is stored in very limited quantities in the liver, his over training and lack of B12 containing foods in his diet meant that when he competed all of his B12 was depleted from his stores, he was fatiguing and suffering from cramps, his concentration was effected. By making some simple adjustments he regained all that was missing in his performance.

The process: My first task is to establish the diet patterns of the competitor, then it’s simply a case of education, I spend a lot of time explaining how and why things work, then we work out an appropriate plan that is tailored and sustainable for the individual taking account of every aspect of the demands they face in competition, training and every day life. The plan is monitored every week for the first couple of months to ensure that the changes in metabolic function and increased abilities are achieved. Then the client will have all the knowledge that they need in order to succeed and manage for them.

The outcome: In the case of the athlete that I describe above, we completely re did his diet so that he had the correct amount of natural vitamins and minerals in his diet, we also added some supplements to ensure he didn’t deplete. We also set a plan that took account of his metabolic rate, his training and the demands of his competition. The results have been as expected, his levels of concentration have improved, his energy levels have increased, and his short term memory is also improving, his ability to train has been improved, along with his recovery time after competing, and he now is achieving greater overall stamina and results.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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