There are all sorts of very healthy foods that are recommended as part of an elite athlete’s diet.
A short nap can reinforce the memory of what was learned just as well as a full night’s sleep.
Not feeling rested after your first night away from home is normal and has traditionally been associated to psychological factors or fatigue from having travelled the day before.
Players simply train and compete a lot and we know that there is a high risk of injury and of physical fatigue when players train and compete too much.
The competitive season in team sports is often divided into 3 phases with very different objectives: the pre-season (lasting 4-6 weeks), the competitive season (9-10 months) and the off-season or holiday period (4-6 weeks).
Right after we are born, our bodies begin to oxidise. This is a natural process that results from our exposure to various elements such as pollution, an excess of solar radiation, stress and even physical exercise.
The relationship between health and athletic performance go hand in hand, and elite sports couldn’t be understood without the direct supervision of specialized doctors.
There is an increasing tendency among teenagers all over the world to sleep fewer hours during the week and to make up for it over the weekend.
Training load (TL) management is a key component for optimising performance. Understanding TL will allow us to evaluate fatigue and to anticipate overload and overtraining in order to minimise injury risk.
Nutrition plays a major role and has a great impact on all aspects of our lives. It is even more important when we are talking about recovery post-exercise.