Both the horse and the polo player have the same level of demand, both physically and nutritionally. Correct hydration and a balanced diet are essential to preserve optimal physical conditions and good health.
Each player in a match has very high energy expenditure in a short time. It is essential that both professional and amateur polo players take this into account when maintaining a balanced diet on a regular basis, and a special diet before and after training sessions and matches. Professional polo players have at their disposal teams of nutritionists and endocrines who prepare personalized menus with the physical specifications and nutritional needs of each player. In the case of the amateur polo player, it is the player himself who must know his nutritional needs and adapt his diet to them.
It is important to know the types of nutrients and their properties in order to develop a diet model appropriate to the needs of each player. The general recommendation is to eat 4 or 5 meals a day under normal conditions. In competition periods, food intake may be more frequent to make the necessary energy contributions after training and games.
Polo is a sport that requires perfect physical preparation and diet plays an essential role as a complement to a good level of training. As in any sport, what is sought with the nutrition of a polo player is that the player improves his physical and gastrointestinal condition, that he is lean, strong and well-nourished. The excellence of the game is sought, applied in its diet.