"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." ~Pele
While people are born with talent, and a passion for soccer can be discovered in just an instant, becoming a champion doesn’t happen overnight. It takes years of practice, conditioning, and perseverance to turn your body into a goal-scoring and game-winning phenomenon. But it’s worth it.
The Third World Congress of Science and Football took place in Cardiff earlier this year. The congress included not only keynote lectures from authorities throughout the world but also short communications and poster presentations on scientific aspects of sport relating to all codes of football. But soccer wasn't the only sport on the menu--rugby, Aussie Rules, Grid Iron, Gaelic and the fast-growing sport of touch rugby for women Down Under were all discussed as well....
You've heard it a thousand times... Eat a Balanced Diet... But what does that really mean? It's something that people have been writting about for more years than I care to think about and I'm sure it will continue to be that way.
I like to think that the most honest statement is that a Balanced Diet is different for each and everyone of us and is completely different depending upon your level of activity. As soccer players we have very specific needs when it comes to our Nutrition. And that will even change depending upon what level of training we are undertaking.
The linked article below has some information that I have found to be very useful. Use it as a guideline in your daily training regiment. Try to use some of these ideas to enhance your own health and improve your overall health.
NUTRITION CONDITIONING GOALS FOR ATHLETES
As a player I'm always looking for that extra edge that will help improve my game. This can come in the form of either a mental or physical edge. Be it warm up, game conditioning, after game recovery, or keeping myself focused on my training regiment I have been successful at finding great information on the Web. Sometimes its hard to decipher the good stuff from the gimics and it's always difficult to avoide the marketing and hype. Here's one site that I've found to be very helpful. I encourage you to visit the site and use the information in your daily lives. let me know what you think of it.
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