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01-28-2012, 07:56 AM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Drexel Hill PA
I noticed that too on NHL 36. Their Pre-game meals are 6-7 hrs. before. In college I was always taught 3-4 hrs. Interesting.
I think it's twofold:
1) They aren't using much energy the 6 hrs before a game so that stored glycogen remains stored. Common folk might be shoveling snow, fixing their car, moving furniture.
2) There is much to do before the game and they want them at the rink getting treatment, warming up, team meetings, taping sticks, etc. Eating at a separate venue 3-4 hrs. before cuts it too close.
I'm going to try pushing mine back to 6 hrs. You want that stomach empty.
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