Soccer is a game that not only requires skill but high levels of fitness, speed and endurance, but top footballers also need to train hard to maintain their competitive edge, so benefit highly from a nutritional regime that promotes recovery and endurance within muscles. Sufficient protein is paramount to help train and build slow twitch muscle fibres for endurance during games. After the game, recovery is paramount so a combination of high quality protein, carbohydrates and amino acids in research backed amounts and ratios, consumed within 30 minutes of the end of training or competition will really help with recovery.
Protein is the body's building block. Our bodies are essentially made of Protein. During intense exercise such as football/soccer training and competition, muscle tissue is broken down and in order for it to repair, it is essential that football/soccer players 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 athlete needs from food alone. It is also important to keep the body in a positive nitrogen state to ensure that it has all the nutrients it needs to repair and grow strong, therefore supplementation with a high Biological value protein such as Express Whey may be desirable. Express Whey is a high quality whey protein with very high levels of Glutamine and Leucine. 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 Whey is available in a number of delicious flavours and tub sizes to suit every budget and requirement.
Probably the most important time for football/soccer players is during the 30 minute window after training or matches. 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 matches. 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 is a research backed, scientifically engineered recovery formula favoured by football/soccer players. RecoverEX blunts cortisol release and refuels your muscle glycogen levels quicker after training or matches. It also helps repair damaged muscle tissue and helps muscles not only recover faster but grow stronger.Regularly using 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.