NUTRITION FOR THE ELITE FOOTBALLER

Authors
  1. Jacobs, I.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Competitive football demands exercise at a relatively high intensity for a prolonged duration as well as maximal intensity, sprint-like exercise performed intermittently throughout a match. The rate at which the energy required to meet these demands must be supplied, dictates that the musculature is highly dependent on its stores of glycogen. Exhaustion of these stores impairs the athlete's ability to perform up to his/her potential. The paper attempts to enhance awareness of the quantity of carbohydrates one must consume to ensure that sufficient muscle glycogen stores will be available at the beginning of a match so that skill and physical fitness, not fuel availability, will decide the winner.
Report Number
DCIEM-88-P-03 — Research Paper; Reprint
Date of publication
01 Jan 1987
Number of Pages
11
Reprinted from
Proceedings of First World Congress of Science and Football, 1987, p 23-32
DSTKIM No
90-01110
CANDIS No
63381
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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