All major exam boards require knowledge of training and ergogenic/nutritional aids.
In yesteryear the idea that nutrition could have an impact on performance was not at the forefront of coaches’ or athletes’ minds. Thinking back to the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico, some athletes were so underprepared for the altitude that they became ill with altitude sickness. If they had known what we know now about how to manipulate training and diet and use ergogenic aids they would likely have had improved performances. But they didn’t have access to altitude training, physiological aids, supplements or ergogenic aids that could have helped them.
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