Originally Posted by Liam Dougherty Springer
Pre competetive gameing or tournaments. Feed or Fast?
Feed up to the event...fast going into it and keep digestion light during. You want stocked glycogen stores. Of course this is too broad a question as I don't know the event...how long it lasts...what kind of effort is involved...etc.
If I wanted to play an ice hockey for 2 hours at my peak level....I need to go into it with good muscle glycogen from eating the days before and minimize training depletion. The day of I would not have food (depending on what time the game is....morning? night?) 3-4 hours prior and try to keep all foods that day light. May need liquid replenishment of water/carb/protein during the competition for 2 hours at it is at a high level....of course every sport is different in it's demands and needs...that is just one example.