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  1. 11 Feb '08 09:29
    does anyone know the best way to prepare yourself if you're going to play sport... what i mean is, i always eat two hours before, plenty of carbs, but what should i do during those two hours while i'm waiting... i've found if i have a sleep during the two hours i play a lot better, but i read the other day you shouldnt sleep because it slows down the body....

    anyone know what the pro's do?
  2. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    11 Feb '08 09:38
    The pro's do it like this:

    They go partying one night before the big match, have sex, drink a
    lot, and then they drive home totally hammered in their luxurious
    cars. Once there, they indulge in a big, fat burrito of minced meat and
    beans.

    The next morning they have muesli and an alka-seltzer for breakfast,
    then make love to their beautiful model wives, and then head to the
    stadium where they deny to the journalists being at a party the day
    before.

    Then they speak on the mobile all the time while the coach is giving
    instructions, then they listen to their iPods while the team is chatting
    about the match, and then they jump into the field pushing aside the
    younger players, because they depise them... particularly because
    they are "brain washed" in their opinion, while they make zillions of
    euros per year.

    Once in the field, they make two more calls on their mobiles, one to
    their exotic mistress and the other to their agent, to discuss the
    next Nike TV ad they will execute (perhaps after the match).

    Then they slack all the match, until there is a free kick, they push
    aside the teammates, tell them that they must shoot it (that is what
    the contract with the club says), they score it, the match ends 1-0
    and they are covered with glory.

    That night the pro goes partying to celebrate it.
  3. 11 Feb '08 09:51
    good advice, thanks
  4. 11 Feb '08 14:13
    what sport(s) do you do?
  5. 11 Feb '08 20:28
    Originally posted by spurs73
    what sport(s) do you do?
    go running and play football
  6. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    11 Feb '08 20:41
    For running (5k+), relax in those 2 hrs.

    Make sure your pee is clear (well hydrated) if it's not, it's too late in those 2 hrs, but lesson learned for next time.

    Sip fluids until 30 mins before race - have some sports drink then. But then nothing more until 5 mins before the off (otherwise you'll need a pee after the first corner).

    30 mins to go - begin warm up, 5 min gentle jog followed by 10 minutes stretching, 5 mins jog (throw in some short sprints too towards then end of this 5 if you are serious about getting the HR up ready for the off! )

    Drop the kids off at the pool (ensuring you do a good pee whilst in the process), then a quick slurp of sports drink and make your way over to the start.

    At bigger events you may have to adjust this routine as there's usually a queue for the bogs, so drop the kids off earlier, and then take a pee against a hedgerow/fence discreetly 5 mins before the gun.

    Haven't a clue for footy, but doubt it'll vary alot - just a different warmup.
  7. 11 Feb '08 21:06
    Originally posted by eatmybishop
    go running and play football
    football..you gotta streach.. the number of injures i have seen from ppl who dont streach.

    The hamstrings are one of the major causes, so streach them, also the front of the thigh muscles.

    Get the hart are up and into a little sweat.
  8. 12 Feb '08 20:01
    Originally posted by rhb
    For running (5k+), relax in those 2 hrs.

    Make sure your pee is clear (well hydrated) if it's not, it's too late in those 2 hrs, but lesson learned for next time.

    Sip fluids until 30 mins before race - have some sports drink then. But then nothing more until 5 mins before the off (otherwise you'll need a pee after the first corner).

    30 mins to go - begin ...[text shortened]... the gun.

    Haven't a clue for footy, but doubt it'll vary alot - just a different warmup.
    thanks, that helps a lot
  9. 12 Feb '08 20:01
    Originally posted by spurs73
    football..you gotta streach.. the number of injures i have seen from ppl who dont streach.

    The hamstrings are one of the major causes, so streach them, also the front of the thigh muscles.

    Get the hart are up and into a little sweat.
    yeah, i do a lot of stretching, its just those two hours inbetween eating and playing, i get a little bored and never really know how to fill the time
  10. 12 Feb '08 21:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by eatmybishop
    yeah, i do a lot of stretching, its just those two hours inbetween eating and playing, i get a little bored and never really know how to fill the time
    i always find the time before the kick off goes very quickly for me. I play sunday league football, our games start at 11.00am

    I have breakfast about 9.00 and by the time i get there its already like 10.0am.

    On thursday i play 6-a-side at 7.00pm start. I come home from work about 5.00pm, watch some tv and chill, leave for the game about 6.30.

    what time does your game start?
  11. 13 Feb '08 07:54
    These days I prepare for games thus:

    1. Ensure the kids aren't around.. nothing worse than chuntering in the background.
    2. Confirm that there are at least half a dozen cold 'uns in the fridge.
    3. Locate remote control, and place on arm of chair.

    Easy.