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Physiology of Soccer: The Role of Nutrition in Performance

Abdullah F Alghannam*
Department for Health University of Bath BA2 7AY, UK
Corresponding Author : Abdullah F Alghannam
Department for Health University of Bath BA2 7AY, UK
Tel: (+44) 1225 385 918
E-mail: [email protected]
Received January 24, 2013; Accepted March 15, 2013; Published March 19, 2013
Citation: Alghannam AF (2013) Physiology of Soccer: The Role of Nutrition in Performance. J Nov Physiother S3:003. doi:10.4172/2165-7025.S3-003
Copyright: © 2013 Alghannam AF. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Across all layers and entities of society, soccer participation is common practice, making it the most popular sport in the globe. Performance in soccer requires a multitude of factors including physical, technical, decision-making and psychological skills that ultimately impact competition. A substantial physical strain is associated with this activity that is not only a consequence of mere running, which may impact upon exercise tolerance and adherence. In turn, an appreciation of the activity profile and the physiological load of participating in this sport are important. Furthermore, an inherent relationship exists between physical activity and nutrition and thus manipulation of nutrition could improve training and competition. The current review aims to examine the activity profile and physiological demands of soccer. An investigation of the potential effects of carbohydrate ingestion on performance will also be discussed.

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