- Contrary to what you have been told, research has shown that cramps in the latter stages of a game are NOT due to dehydration or electrolyte loss from sweat.
- The real reason is neuromuscular fatigue – a fancy way of saying your muscles gave up.
- Muscles reach a fatigue point where they can’t respond to signals from your brain. Their response? Cramping up.
- Preventing cramps has everything to do with your training.
- If you train for 2 hours, it is really important to train at 100% effort during the last half hour – the same time frame as the latter part of games.
- If you train your muscles to only give 50 – 75% during the end of your training session, you can expect they will cramp up during the end of a game because they are not used to it. Give 100% ALL THE TIME to train your muscles to do the same. No cramps means no sitting your butt on the bench!
Fuel the Hunger
Jacques has created a system called Fuel the Hunger, a blueprint on eating well for performance. The program is designed to help athletes find the foods and eating pattern that works best for them to improve training results and reach peak performance levels. A better choice of foods and a plan of when to eat them will maximize energy levels, muscle efficiency and mental clarity so they are not sacrificing critical position to a weaker opponent. The knowledge gained will help the athlete to transition to a healthy, life-long pattern of eating that will keep them vibrant and reduce the risk of serious illness.
Book Jacques Delorme to speak to your sports team, office team or special event at https://www.emjmarketing.com/bookings/