Category Archives: Nutrition

Soccer Coaching & Training E-zine

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Pre-Game Nutrition & Hydration Plan: 12:00pm Game

Use the following plan to set your nutrition and hydration schedule before a game starting between 3:30pm and 4:00pm. In order to ensure sufficient energy for the game, follow the carb-loading procedure. Immediately after the game, get a jump start on your recovery by following these guidelines.

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Pre-Game Nutrition & Hydration Plan: 3:30-4pm Game

Use the following plan to set your nutrition and hydration schedule before a game starting between 3:30pm and 4:00pm. In order to ensure sufficient energy for the game, follow the carb-loading procedure. Immediately after the game, get a jump start on your recovery by following these guidelines.

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Sports Research To Make Your Team Play Better Today

Coaches should be aware of the latest research in the sports science and physiology arena in order to constantly keep their team performing at their maximum potential. Research findings in the area of sports nutrition and conditioning can have a dramatic and immediate effect on a team’s performance. Effectively using this information can provide that extra edge over close opponents, especially in the latter stages of the season when games take on extra importance and overall team fatigue is a real factor.
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Carbo-Loading Protocol

Carbo-loading is a simple and highly effective method to ensure that your carbohydrate reserves are at their maximum level before a game. It should be started two to three days before every game.
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Carbo-Loading the Right Way

What is Carbo-Loading

Carbo-loading is a technique athletes use to make sure their bodies have as much carbohydrates as possible before a competition or strenuous training event. Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for athletic events lasting between thirty seconds and two hours. In the body, carbohydrates are converted to glycogen which is the fuel that your muscles use for action. By making sure that the maximum amount of fuel is in the body ready for conversion into energy, an athlete can perform at their highest potential both physically and mentally. If done properly, carbo-loading can be a safe, simple and effective means to get that extra edge over the competition.
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Protocol for Post-Game Recovery

The following simple protocol can be used immediately after a game or strenuous training to replenish spent carbohydrate stores, begin to prepare the athlete for the next game or training session, help prevent overtraining, and minimize delayed-onset-muscle-soreness (DOMS).
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