The rigours of bowling fast, swinging the bat and sprinting between the wickets puts a cricketer's body through a large amount of stress, a fact attested to by the high injury rates amongst serious cricketers at both club and professional level. It is therefore important that cricketers train their muscles to remain strong and injury free and have the right nutrition in order to recover properly and be able to play at the highest level.
Boditronics recommend the following products to the serious cricket player in order to help achieve their goals.
Protein is the body's building block. Our bodies are essentially made of protein. During intense exercise such as training and competition, muscle tissue is broken down and in order for it to repair it is essential that athletes have a higher protein intake than those who lead a more sedentary lifestyle. Whilst modern diets are now higher in protein rich foods such as meat, fish and milk than they were in the past, it can be difficult to get all the protein a top cricketer needs from food alone. It is also important to keep the body in a positive nitrogen state to ensure it has all the nutrients it needs to repair and grow strong, therefore supplementation with a high biological value protein such as Express Protein XTR-4 may be desirable.
Express Protein XTR-4 is a blend of 4 protein sources, Whey, Micellar Casein, Egg Albumen and Soy Isolate plus very high levels of Glutamine Peptides. This time release blend is very rich in Amino acids that absorb extremely efficiently within the body to deliver the nutrients your body needs. Express Protein XTR-4 is available in a number of delicious flavours and tub sizes to suit every budget and requirement.
Probably the most important time for all athletes is during the 30 minute window after training or competing. During this time your body is flooded with the stress hormone cortisol, your muscles glycogen levels are heavily depleted and your body is in a catabolic state. High levels of cortisol cause your body to go catabolic. This means your muscles are in effect being broken down even after you have ceased training or match. Failure to halt this catabolism by blunted cortisol release will lead to poor recovery, fatigue, over training and will severely impair your performance going forward.
Recover Ex is a research backed, scientifically engineered recovery formula favoured by top cricketers. Recover Ex blunts cortisol release and refuels your muscle Glycogen levels fast after training, matches or competitions. Recover Ex also helps repair damaged muscle tissue and helps muscles not only recover faster but grow stronger. Regularly using Recover Ex within 30 minutes of training or a match will not only reduce DOMS (delayed onset muscle Soreness), the aching you experience the day after, but will aid your performance in the future by ensuring repaired muscle tissue regenerates stronger than before.
Correct Nutrition and hydration during long matches is often ignored. Many choose just to take water rather than an engineered supplement during the game. However extensive research has shown that high levels of Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) and correct Electrolytes taken during training or competition not only massively aids recovery but can greatly enhance performance, strength and power. Intracell is a best kept secret for cricketers and could be what you need to get that extra edge. Used in conjunction with RecoverEX, Intracell is a powerful tool in going that extra mile. Intracell features very high amounts of Branch Chain Amino Acids combined with peptide bonded Glutamine, Citrulline and Electrolytes for optimum performance and hydration during and after your match.