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2x4* 05-05-2006 09:31 AM

Pre Game / Post Game activities
 
Some questions...

What do you eat before games, how long do you stretch.

What do you do after games?

I played for the 1st time in 3 years a competetive game, and I can hardly move my left leg off the ground, I think I pulled something :yo:

Anyway, I felt sick after about 40 minutes, but I ate quite a large dinner. Burgers, Chicken, Salad, etc. Not a great meal before a game.

Puckboy 05-05-2006 09:50 AM

Eat something before the game and drink beers in the parking lot afterwards, but I play mens league

2x4* 05-05-2006 09:54 AM

Well yes, I ate before the game, but there are certain things one shouldnt eat before a game :-P

Granted we played 4 on 4 (roller hockey) with no changes, so it was constant playing. In the actual league games we will have changes and periods ;)


I am thinking a light meal before the game, maybe some carbs like spaghetti with light sauce or something like that.

Is there anything good to drink before?

Do those gatorade and powerades acualy do anything?
I also have "Vitamin Water" which says it does a bunch of things.
Id be looking for more of a scientific answer on this one.

Puckboy 05-05-2006 10:39 AM

Like you said you had not played in about 3 years so I am sure you used muscles that have not been worked like that in three years.

I do drink a lot of liquids before and while I skate. From what I have read that does help the muscles. I started doing this in the past year and it gives you a good sweet and seems to help recovery time of the muscles in between shifts. As I have gotten older I have learned that stretching is very important. I usually start to stretch my legs a home for a while then just before I go on the ice. That has help a lot over the past couple of years.

Hope this helps more. I am no Doctor nor do I claim to be an expert, just stating what works for me.

aerialis 05-05-2006 11:08 AM

not an expert, but to my knowledge gatorade is good a few hours before a game to give you some electrolytes, and then again after the game to replace the electrolytes you lost during the game.

during, lots of water is probably best with a snack at intermissions (orange slices, bananas, whatever). the water should help with your soreness, so just have tons of it and make sure the bottle's full

stick9 05-05-2006 02:14 PM

My pre-skate varies depending on game time. Usually it's something to eat followed my a short nap. When I wake up, have a small cup of coffee to help me wake up. When it's time to leave I grab some water for the ride, load my gear up and head to the rink. I always drink a RedBull while I get dressed. It helps me focus as well as giving me that extra boost of energy.

Post-game is always the same. I unpack and hang up all my gear. Grab a few bottles of water, sometimes something lite to eat like a yogurt and plant myself in front of the TV with the heated back massager on low. I do this for a good three hours then I am off to bed.

I left a minor detail out of my post-game routine. Not something meant for a public forum, if you know what I mean. :snide:

Doctor Hook 05-05-2006 06:31 PM

Eat something light a few hours before the game, like a sandwich or maybe just pasta and sauce. After the game, enjoy a beer or 4 with the boys in the parking lot. Head home, depending on how hungry and late it is, eat a snack and then hang up all the gear. My stretching is done during the pre-game warmups before faceoff.

Jason4 05-05-2006 07:19 PM

I eat about 4 hours before a game(anytime sooner and I get heartburn during the game), take a dump before I go to the rink.Drink gatorade while I'm getting dressed after Im completely dressed it never fails I have to pee(even If I just went) then while there Zaming the ice I strech on the bench,Then do a few laps on the ice followed by more streching.After the game drink beer.This is the routine I must follow before ever game or in my mind I will have a bad game.

FLYLine27 05-05-2006 08:39 PM

I definitely noticed drinking water before a game (like 30 minutes before, a bottle or 2) that I had more energy in the game and didn't get as tired as fast. I'd definitely look into that. I'm going to try the persons idea of drinking Gatorade before a game though.

2x4* 05-05-2006 10:58 PM

Yea, Ill have to look into some stuff.

Right now Ive got to rest for our 1st game next week $$$

Sixty Six 05-06-2006 03:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FLYLine88
I definitely noticed drinking water before a game (like 30 minutes before, a bottle or 2) that I had more energy in the game and didn't get as tired as fast. I'd definitely look into that. I'm going to try the persons idea of drinking Gatorade before a game though.

i cramp if i do that

night-timer 05-07-2006 02:35 PM

At our rink, we never stretch until the muscles are warmed up. Do some laps, some shots on goal, then stretch.

I hate stretching, anyway.

As for water, I drink quite a bit during the game, but I have been warned against it, the idea being that too much water in the belly (food too, for that matter, I guess) slows you down.

One guy on my team has experimented with alcohol before games, trying to determine how much you can safely drink before it begins to affect your performance. (No kidding! :shakehead )

Tuff Gong 05-07-2006 03:31 PM

For our post game at our Lacrosse game last night we made the rookies beer bong Pilsner tallies.

Doctor Hook 05-07-2006 11:55 PM

It's not an official men's league game without postgame brews with the team in the locker room or parking lot, where we discuss the game, life, and other world problems.

2padstack 05-08-2006 01:36 AM

A pre game poop is pretty important, because when all the gear is sweaty, every fart feels like a wet one

Adiemus 05-08-2006 07:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fixxer
I am thinking a light meal before the game, maybe some carbs like spaghetti with light sauce or something like that.

Uhhh havent tried it myself but after watching Band of Brothers I wouldn't eat spaghetti before doing sports. (First episode if you need a refresher of my reference)

I normally ate chicken and rice before I played sports. I believe Wade Boggs ate chicken before every baseball game he played in. If you can't drink gatorade have a bannana an hour before hand for the potassium.

night-timer 05-09-2006 07:38 AM

Please give me the inside word, based on your actual experience: do those Gatorade drinks help? How do you consume them: before the game, during, after?

How do they compare/differ to water?


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