Whether you are a professional footballer, you play Sunday League or you just love a kick about in the park with the kids, good nutrition can make a positive difference to both your match fitness and post-match recovery.
A footballer’s diet is key to how they train for a match, how they play on the day and the time it takes to recover from a game.
One of the easiest ways of breaking it down is to think of football as a workout split into three:
- Pre workout
- Intra workout
- Post workout
Popular natural pre workout ingredients include caffeine, vitamins and minerals, creatine monohydrate powder, amino acids and BCAA.
You might like to try Grenade Thermo Detonator Capsules, which contain a mix of natural caffeine, the essential amino acid phenylalanine and botanicals such as cayenne pepper and bitter orange powder.
If you are serious about upping your exercise regime, eating more meat and fish, or using a creatine supplement can help give you a new lease of life during your workout.
Optimum Nutrition Creatine Monohydrate is unflavoured and proven to increase performance during high interval training.
You can also try PE Nutrition Simply Creatine Powder, which contains 5g of vegetarian-quality-assured creatine per serving, optimised to increases physical performance in successive bursts of short-term, high intensity exercise. Perfect for that crucial 2 second burst of speed as you head towards the 6 yard box.
Intra workout amino acids are a good way to support your fitness goals - BCAA intra workout supplements get straight to work in your muscles, to help maintain and build muscle.
Try PE Nutrition Performance BCAA Powder Strawberry & Watermelon, an essential amino acid complex, which provides 5g of BCAAs per 6g serving, with an industry standard ratio of 2:1:1 complete with amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine.
The body needs protein after a workout in order to maintain and grow muscle. Whey protein powders can simply be dissolved into milk or water, to make a post workout shake.
You can also try adding protein powders to baking recipes or blending with fruit, to make a post workout smoothie.
If it is weight loss that you are after, then try PhD Diet Whey Powder Belgian Chocolate.