Utterly imperative for any participant in any sport in particular soccer! Most of the time you will find yourself already under the hot sun and then on top of that you will running about working up a sweat. Here we are addressing the basics of hydration and fluids in training.
Being hydrated starts the night before. Surprisingly you need to elevate your water levels the night before so you can wake up feeling fresh and ready for the work ahead! As just mentioned this best done with water and nothing too special in terms of fluid.
On training and match days we recommend the following types of fluids:
Water beforehand is great as you should still be hydrated from the night before and you don’t need the benefits of our other recommendations yet.
Sports drinks during training are great because they have added micronutrients and carbohydrates which need to be replenished to keep you energised and focused on training. A lot of vital micronutrients like magnesium get sweated out during training. Additionally they are often lighter on the stomach and more easily absorbed than the following post-training/match option.
Milk should only be drank as a replacement fluid post training/match as it quite heavy on the stomach and can cause stitches. A major perk of it though is that it has vital proteins to help muscles recover from the hard work that was just put in.
All the best,
The Coaches at Casual to Pro
Note from the Editor
We here at Casual to Pro look to offer a free blog service to all of you wonderful people who take the time to visit our website.