Athletic performance pushes your body to the edge. Progress is accomplished by progressively stressing your body and allowing it to recover. If you do not receive adequate nutrition from your diet, this recovery is not possible.
Training and competition require large amounts of energy, which comes from carbohydrates, fats, and protein. If you do not get enough of these macronutrients in your diet, your performance will suffer. Proper nutrition is a must if you are looking for improvements in your training and performance.
Amanda has worked as the team nutritionist for the Manusina Samoan Women's Rugby Team for the 2013 and 2014 women's rugby world cup. She also collaborates with a vast range of athletes competing in boxing, field sports, athletics, endurance, gymnastics, bodybuilding/body sculpting and ultra-endurance.
Amanda has also worked with a broad range of sports organisations, including the NZ Rugby Union (NZ Black Ferns Rugby World Cup Camp - work experience as strength and conditioning coach), and the NZ Women's 7's Camp (sports massage), as well as the Auckland Waitakere Netball Team (strength and conditioning coach). These experiences have given Amanda the knowledge and understanding to form a synergy between training and nutrition to assist her clients in taking their performance to the next level.
WEIGHT RESTRICTED &
WEIGHT CONSCIOUS SPORTS
- Kicking Boxing / MMA
- Physique / Figure / Bikini Competitors
In weight restricted or weight conscious sports, there are usually 3 phases:
- High training volumes and intensity - focusing on improving performance and your skill base
- Cutting weight/body fat, depending on your coach/trainer this period may contain varies training loads and strains,
- Competition/fight phase.
During each step, Amanda considers your total training cycles to allow you to get the most out of your training and performance.
- Power Lifting
- Olympic Lifting
Amanda understands your performance is based on the generation of explosive power relying mostly on your anaerobic energy system for a single effort and the ability to quickly regenerate between efforts.
Amanda will design your meal plans around your training micro-cycles to make sure you are consuming adequate energy to achieve your performance and body composition goals.
ENDURANCE TRAINED SPORTS
- Iron man
- Coast to Coast
Endurance sports contain many nutritional challenges as training volumes, and intensities can vary a lot within each macro training cycle.
Amanda understands the importance of consuming sufficient energy between training sessions for refueling, adaptation, rehydration, and muscle repair.
Amanda will help you to plan your pre-event and intra-event preparation, by ensuring relevant macro & micro nutrient intake and re-hydration strategies are in place.
- Foot Ball
Each position or playing style within a team can require different types of body composition each requiring different nutritional plans.
Amanda understands the variations of total training loads and strains during pre-season, in-season and post season training.
She designs meal plans to not only assist you with your desired body composition but ensures you are getting the right amount of 'fuel' for your areas of development in your strength and conditioning sessions as well as competition days.