Sports science has emerged as one of the most important tools required to make it as a top athlete in the modern world. Huge leaps forward in our understanding of the stresses and strains professional and amateur athletes put their bodies through in the pursuit of perfection has seen a concurrent leap in the technology used to aid the body’s recovery. This has lead to athletes being able to go harder, stronger and faster for longer.
Professional footballers have their week planned out around their game schedule and their personal fitness plans. After a game in which the average player can run 10km, recovery is the key. Ice baths and compression clothing aid in getting blood flowing to the over worked muscles of the footballers.
Rehydration using a weak carbohydrate drink (6-8%) is recommended, this is where Maxifuels Viper Active excels replacing lost electrolytes that are key to recovery, ideally it should be consumed before, during and after training.
Strength conditioning is part of the daily routine for professional footballer. A morning spent on the training field doing technique based drills is followed after lunch by tailored weight training. One need only look at the development of Manchester United’s Brazilian full back Rafael, from wispy teenager on the fringes to well built regular and future star for his national side. Muscle breakdown post exercise is prevented by consuming a 3:1 of carbohydrate to protein, products such as Maxishop Recovermax and Proteinmax ensure that muscles are sufficiently recovered to do it all again the next day.
Often professional footballers have only one day off a week, a tough and grueling schedule which pushes the body to the max and requires all that sports science has to offer.