The Influence of Modification Diet Zone on Body Composition of Athlete Sprinter


  • Sri Adiningsih Department Public Health Nutrition, Faculty of Public Health Airlangga University , East Java


Athlete, diet zone, body composition


Energy source for athlete come from carbohydrate intake, and protein intake  as source muscle fiber. Diet Zone composed by high protein and low carbohydrate (40% protein, 30% carbohydrate) which diet special of sprint of USA athlete in olympic games. Commonly food composition pattern among Indonesian compose rich of carbohydrate and adequate protein, rare consumed of vegetables and fruits. This interest to study, how can  apply diet of modify diet zone, but rich of vegetables and fruits affect perform, and body composition. It permitted by ethical commission of university board (No: 551-KEPK), research was done in case-control experiment of 20 athletes sprint age 15-18 years old, which divide in gender equity of group experiment have diet Zone which consist of mixed menu (Indonesian and west food) that it divided in three  times meal and two times snack according type and  time of daily training which given of program trainer for 14 days, and control group have balance diet. Result showed that perform was not found increased but fat free mass was increased in significant whose have diet high protein, low carbohydrate which compose in vegetables and fruits. Food preference  influenced by culture and methods of cooking that changed in food composition.


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Adiningsih, S. (1). The Influence of Modification Diet Zone on Body Composition of Athlete Sprinter. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 3(1). Retrieved from