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 Protein XTR-4
may be desirable.
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. 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 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 that your muscles are in effect being broken down even after you have ceased training or playing the 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.
RecoverEX Extra and ISO Splash RecoverEx are research backed, scientifically engineered recovery formulas favoured by top athletes. They blunt cortisol release and refuel your muscle glycogen levels fast after training or matches. They also help repair damaged muscle tissue and help muscles to not only recover faster but grow stronger. Regularly using RecoverEX Extra or ISO Splash RecoverEx within 30 minutes of training or matches 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. RecoverEX Extra and ISO Splash RecoverEx include research backed amounts of protein, BCAAs, glutamine and fast absorption carbohydrates. RecoverEX Extra also contains Collagen Hydrolysates and Vitamin C for the normal function of bones and cartilage
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. BCAA Intracell Xtra
is a best kept secret for cricketers and could be what you need to get that extra edge. Used in conjunction with RecoverEX Extra
or ISO Splash RecoverEx
, BCAA Intracell Xtra
is a powerful tool in going that extra mile. BCAA Intracell Xtra
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.