Metabolic Demands of a Professional Football Player

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1. Abstract…………………………………………………………………………………………………………Pg. 2 2. Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………………….Pg. 2 3. Aims………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Pg. 2 4. Tables…………………………………………………………………………………………………………...Pg. 3 5. Training Day Schedule and Menu Plan…………………………………………………………..Pg. 4 6. Discussion……………………………………………………………………………………………………….Pg. 5,6,7 7. Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………………………………Pg. 7 8. References……………………………………………………………………………………………………..Pg. 8 9. Appendix………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Pg. 9,10

1. Abstract.

Soccer players during training and match-play perform intermittent work demanding high metabolic rates to be sustained. Players require a diet that provides sufficient macro and micro nutrients, as well as fluid intakes, to allow them to meet the demands of the sport. As well as providing a daily balanced diet, strategic intake of carbohydrate and protein before and after training sessions can optimise performance and recovery. As each player is unique so will requirements need to be tailored to the individual to manipulate and match energy intakes with expenditure.

2. Introduction
There is consensus in scientific literature that athletic performance and recovery after exercise are enhanced by optimal nutrition. (Bean, 2009). What an athlete chooses to eat and drink will have direct influence on health, body composition and weight, substrates for fuel during exercise, recovery time after exercise and overall performance. (J Am Diet Assoc. 2000). For the professional soccer player engaging in a number of training sessions in a day or more than one match per week the energy costs can be significant. Soccer players perform high intensity, intermittent activity during a typical training week, involving speed, strength and endurance. (Bangsbo et al, 2006). This…...

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