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Re: Maintaining Your Energy Level
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2018, 02:19:12 PM »

What do you have at tea??

I keep and open the batting (and am also getting on a bit... lol) and over the years have completely changed what I have at tea.

I unfortunately no longer pile it up high on my plate as it completely deflates me and makes me feel 'heavy' in the legs. I  only really eat enough to re-fuel and hydrate.

We don't have tea. We have a 10 minute break at every 20 overs and then a meal at the end of the game. I effing hate how disorganized our games are!!!!!
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Re: Maintaining Your Energy Level
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2018, 02:22:01 PM »

In terms of my particular routine ....i like to carbo load , to get my energy reserves up , with my dinner the night before a game . Also i eat dinner early the night before . High fibre dinner too (this applies to my diet in general ). I go light on breakfast the morning of a game . Small amount of cereal , bran , greek yoghurt. ...nothing too heavy or bloating . I fear what it would be like to try to play constipated or bloated , so i do what i can to avoid this .
I alternate between drinking staminade/creatine drink mix (which i bring to the match ....and make whoever run out the tray at drinks break bring my premade mix out too , so im not forced to just drink sickly sweet /sugary cordial) and water during the day .
I generally avoid tea for the most part , but may pick at a few bites of something if i feel like it .....i find if i eat too much at tea i will feel sluggish , or get 'washing machine gut'.
I also find that doing everything i need to do in preparation for the game early ( ie wash whites , pack kit bag , work out travel arrangements etc etc ) helps to have a stress free start to game day , and the less stress you put yourself under , the better you can concentrate and enjoy the game , and the less likely you are to tire yourself out too early .

I couldn't agree more with everything you've written. Eliminate stress, pack early, sleep early, eat well 36 hours before the game, not eating heavy meal during the game or before...

I will try energy drinks minus the caffeine and see how it helps. We don't have "lucozade" here, we have gatored - sweet water with electrolytes and food coloring.
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Re: Maintaining Your Energy Level
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2018, 02:23:39 PM »

Apples, Grapes, Bananas, Melons, WaterMelons and any other fruit that is available. Crush all of it in a blender
Pour into a nice big bottle/thermos and take with you to a game in a cooler


Every break drink a bit of it so its all gone when you come off the field for the last time. Helps with Sugars, Heat etc...for me atleast and you don't get the same heavy feeling as you would after eating. I don't like energy drinks, so water, sometimes gatorade and this.
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Re: Maintaining Your Energy Level
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2018, 02:24:38 PM »

This seems to work for me most weeks:

- 4/5 pints of Thatchers Haze Friday night (on tap, obviously)
- Tesco meal deal Saturday morning, current go to selection is a fajita chicken wrap, packet of fridge raiders and a bottle of water
- One or two plates loaded with savoury delights at tea
- 2/3 post-match pints of Haze (to re-hydrate)
- Countless jugs of Rum & Coke

#ItsAmateurCricket

Clearly you are a young man with an amazing metabolism. I is old, bruh. :D
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Re: Maintaining Your Energy Level
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2018, 02:25:32 PM »

Apples, Grapes, Bananas, Melons, WaterMelons and any other fruit that is available. Crush all of it in a blender
Pour into a nice big bottle/thermos and take with you to a game in a cooler


I bought a new blender during Amazon Prime sale, time to put it to use. :D
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Re: Maintaining Your Energy Level
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2018, 02:26:47 PM »

Folks, lately I have been feeling extremely tired during the fielding and don't know what to do about it. I used to be able to field first and then open for the team and put up decent runs. Now, not only do I have no desire to field, but I feel enervated. Energy drinks are not helping. Having a good night sleep the night before the game is not helping. Running on a tread mill a for a mile, 2-3 days  during the week before the game is also not helping. I won't deny that fact that my enthusiasm for the game has waned due to my frustration over tactical decisions. I am physically in a sense that I can hit big shots, and bat for long. I hate running simply because it drains me. I haven't had one long inning this season.

How do you maintain your fitness level or your aerobic capacity? How do you nourish and hydrate yourself during the game especially when you are older than 30s and in your 40s and 50s?

sounds like symptoms of salt/mineral depletion. you could be low on sodium and magnesium. switch to pink himalayan salt or celtic sea salt (instead of table salt), increase intake of leafy greens (spinach, kale, etc), and start consuming slow cooked bone broth (very rich in minerals - Whole Foods probably has some).
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Re: Maintaining Your Energy Level
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2018, 02:28:01 PM »

sounds like symptoms of salt/mineral depletion. you could be low on sodium and magnesium. switch to pink himalayan salt or celtic sea salt (instead of table salt), increase intake of leafy greens (spinach, kale, etc), and start consuming slow cooked bone broth (very rich in minerals - Whole Foods probably has some).

Saurkraut is also very good for repleneshing sodium.. you can even just drink the Saurkraut brine - look it up!
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Re: Maintaining Your Energy Level
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2018, 02:30:42 PM »

sounds like symptoms of salt/mineral depletion. you could be low on sodium and magnesium. switch to pink himalayan salt or celtic sea salt (instead of table salt), increase intake of leafy greens (spinach, kale, etc), and start consuming slow cooked bone broth (very rich in minerals - Whole Foods probably has some).

Amen to that!
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Re: Maintaining Your Energy Level
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2018, 02:34:46 PM »

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Re: Maintaining Your Energy Level
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2018, 02:36:20 PM »

^ Good stuff!!

Do you heat it in the morning or just goes straight from the fridge to a carry-on bottle?
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Re: Maintaining Your Energy Level
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2018, 02:49:56 PM »

I thought about this a lot as a keeper (and once upon a time a middle order batsman).

I think you have to try lots of stuff to find what works for you. There are some very expensive options that I believe are largely psychosomatic. I listened to a podcast featuring an expert on salt in the diet. He said we are far too obsessed with hydration and drinking just water is absolutely fine. We don't lose much in terms of electrolytes etc when we sweat so those drinks are sometimes unnecessary.

So anyway, on game days I now have:

Ginger tea (fresh ginger sliced, in boiling water).
Banana pancakes for breakfast. 2 eggs and a mashed banana whisked together with and chia seeds. Fried in coconut oil. With berries, yoghurt and maple syrup on the side.
Lunch - before the match starts (about an 60-90mins before I start) is usually something like chicken, sweet potato and salad. Not a big portion.
Between innings - overnight oats. 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup milk, cinnamon, table spoon chia seeds, berries, teaspoon of honey. Make it the night before. Quick to eat, not too heavy on your stomach and nice slow energy release.
After the game I usually treat myself to a filthy take away.

Hydration-wise I just drink water. Usually 1-1.5 litres from waking to the start of the match. Probably the same amount during the game whenever you can.

I rarely touch teas now. I look at them as the worst kind of food for sport and also a load of junk that I can avoid. I tend to limit myself to 3 naughty meals per week. I'd rather have a nice curry after the game than beige rubbish during it.
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Re: Maintaining Your Energy Level
« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2018, 03:18:20 PM »

Lucozade, Gatorade, X2 are not "energy" drinks! They are soft drinks masquerading as something suitable for sport
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Re: Maintaining Your Energy Level
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2018, 04:36:55 PM »

^ Good stuff!!

Do you heat it in the morning or just goes straight from the fridge to a carry-on bottle?

I take it in a vacuum flask to maintain temperature.. hot or cold.. depends entirely on your preference.
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Re: Maintaining Your Energy Level
« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2018, 11:40:24 PM »

I find having a bit of banana (1/3rd banana each time) every break (15 overs or so) helps manage my energy levels. I am however looking for other ways to keep energetic too. I observe that during practice sessions, I feel energetic for 3 hours on the go but when it comes to games, I don't feel the same energy even at 1-2 hours. So maybe it also got to do with the pressure of the game, maybe not taking the pressure and enjoying the game more as I do in practice will help with energy levels.
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Re: Maintaining Your Energy Level
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2018, 06:54:37 AM »

Clearly you are a young man with an amazing metabolism. I is old, bruh. :D

Haha sadly not, whilst only 26 my metabolism is pants! Rocking a strong 'dad bod' to prove it.
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