Jelly Beans & Sports Drinks For Goalkeeper Performance
December 12, 2006
If you have ever pushed your goalkeeping training to the max, then you could testify that the aftermath of your training session can leave you totally drained. The reason why we often feel like this after intense goalkeeper training is that we have depleted our muscle glycogen stores. One of the easiest ways to replenish your glycogen stores, and maximize your goalkeeping performance after an intense goalkeeping session, is to consume simple sugars such as those found in a High GI food rating scale. Following is some information from a recent study that points to the benefit of the humble jelly bean for maximum performance.
- Sports-formulated jelly beans contain electrolytes and vitamins that standard jelly beans do not.
- Consuming carbohydrates before, during and after competition will help prevent fatigue. In fact, training for 1 hour at intense levels can deplete nearly all of your muscle glycogen levels. Therefore, sports formulated jelly beans are a great way of enhancing performance.
- The American College of Sports Medicine suggests that 30-60 grams of carbohydrate be consumed per hour for moderate intensity exercises over 1 hour of duration.
- Goalkeepers can consume a 1 ounce bag of sports formulated jelly beans for every 20 minutes of exercise depending on body size.