NUTRITION FOR TOP PERFORMANCE IN FOOTBALL: EAT LIKE THE PROS AND TAKE YOUR GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL by Professor Michael Gleeson
Nutrition plays a crucial role in the match performance and recovery of the athlete.
To apply the principles of sports nutrition in football, this book provides nutrition basics as well as insight into the physiological demands of the game itself by looking into what elite players eat and drink. Appropriate food choices and timing are also important for a player to perform hard, avoid illness, and recuperate from injury.
This book uses the UEFA 2020 Expert Group Consensus Review on Nutrition in Elite Football to give evidence-based guidelines for optimizing football performance through appropriate nutrition and the latest comprehensive information on nutrition guidelines for professional players-also relevant to the amateur player. Included are the specific needs of female players and match officials and relevant issues such as eating during travel and food hygiene.
Finally, the book provides some example meal plans and snacks for training, match, and recovery days. Meal recipes are provided by elite performance chefs, Rachel Muse and Bruno Cirillo, who regularly prepare meals for elite players.
The science behind sports nutrition is evolving fast. Knowing what the top professional players are eating and drinking can help amateur players improve their own performance, recovery, and health.
(Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport [UK] Ltd. December 2021. Paperback: 304 pages)