The Ideal Volleyball Diet

Volleyball is an explosive, quick, power-driven sport. What propels the ball over the net is energy – primarily anaerobic muscle energy – for serving, spiking, blocking, digging and diving.

Long rallies and training sessions are fueled by a combination of anaerobic glycolysis and aerobic metabolism – a combination of fuels from the breakdown of muscle sugars called glycogen and a balanced diet containing carbohydrates, protein and fats.