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10-29-2011, 03:57 PM
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I've gotten much better at this, having been playing more the past few months.

This is assuming for night games.

Big dinner the night before.

On the day of the game(s): Big breakfast. Moderate lunch. Light dinner, nothing greasy. I'll try to work a salad in there at some point, and try to eat more fruit during the afternoon.

Water water water....drink as much as you can, at least 5 hours before, and up to about an hour and a half before the game. I'm usually running in the doors when I get to the rink to take a leak, and then I'll go one or two more times before the game starts.

I'll have a banana driving over, and a gatorade with some ice in it, if I'm not thirsty, I don't bother with it.

Half an energy drink across the 30 minutes leading up to the warmup, and then a gatorade primer while the zamboni is going (I hadn't used these for a long time, but they do make a big difference)

Big bottle of dilute LOW CALORIE gatorade (50% gatorade, 30% ice, 20% water) on the bench...I often have to force myself to take a swig every time I come off the ice, especially if I'm playing games back to back, but there are some games I'm good to go barely touching it.

If it's a back to back game situation, finish that energy drink after the game, and I'm good to go.

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