Pre-Game Nutrition - Optimum Performance and Recovery

  • September 30, 2014
  • Alex Blackman

Nutrition - eat the right foods - SportplanJust like how you charge your mobile phone before a long journey, the same applies with an athlete's body before a big game. They should prepare like a professional by eating the right foods and avoiding the wrong ones, to give themselves the edge on match day.

Carbohydrates are stored in the muscles as fuel called glycogen, and something as simple as eating foods such as rice, pasta, fruit and vegetables will ensure your players have a healthy store of glycogen. Not only will they have more energy physically, but this will also give them a mental boost, knowing they have prepared fully.

No single meal plan is right for every player, but in the infographic below we've answered some of the most common nutrition questions, including:

*When should players stop training before a big game?

*What foods should athletes avoid eating in the run up to a match?

*When should you eat your last meal before you play sport?

For optimal performance download the infographic below, and share it your players.

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