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Rest and Recovery

Discussion in 'Training, fitness and nutrition' started by Matthew, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. richard ramjane

    richard ramjane Well-Known Member Level 7 Referee

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    hahaha,
    and @Cheshire Ref , no corrie or frozen peas but i struggled through the barcelona game with some veggie sausages on my knee !
     
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  4. SM

    SM The avuncular one Staff Member

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    Isn't he playing for man city?
     
  5. Matthew

    Matthew Well-Known Member Level 7 Referee

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    Post of the week! :D
     
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    PinnerPaul Well-Known Member Level 7 Referee

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    I was out with a 54 year old level 4 referee last night, who is running the London Marathon and he was extolling the virtues of an ice bath.

    His tip to make it "bearable" was to get in the bath empty, then fill it up.

    If you can't face that, he suggested for a dodgy ankle/wrist etc, just submerge that in a bowl of ice water after exercise.
     
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    PP62 Well-Known Member Level 5 Referee

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    Now that's a worrying image I can't get out of my head! ha ha
     
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    RegalRef Politically Incorrect Level 6 Referee

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    You asked a load of veggies round to rest their sausages on your knee? :confused::eek:

    Would take your mind off it I suppose :D
     
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    DanCohen17 Simply The Best Staff Member

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    Ice baths are the best & worst thing ever!
    When I was playing, I had to have 3 per week (fitness day, GK specific training day and recovery day), and because of my back issues, nothing other than a full submerge up to the neck would do! They don't get easier over time unfortunately, but they bloody well work!
     
  10. Prydzopolis

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    Highly recommend Epsom salt baths (a lot more tolerable!). Lots of good evidence behind ice baths and very quick, now they are making cryotherapy more available to the every day person too. I generally find the ice baths don't help me and have found that I feel better (not as stiff and tight) the following day via epsom salt.

    Follow much of what goes on the above:
    - Compression during (tighter) and then afterwards (not as tight fitting), especially if the drive home will take some time
    - Protein shake (WPI) within 30 minutes of finishing but nothing beats foods with high dietary proteins too.
    - Epsom salt bath, hot bath, 30-45min soak. Happy days. Just beware that your body will be absorbing high amounts of salt so don't take any further sports drinks or anything else that make you further dehydrated.
    - Stretching and foam roller in the evening, followed by a walk the following day. If I've got back to back games, I make sure that i spend a bit of extra time warming up and on the foam roller pre match the following day.
     
  11. joe cunningham

    joe cunningham Active Member Level 7 Referee

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    SIS rego rapid recovery shakes! I swear by them. Measure the powder out and take it with you to a game and drink as soon as you get back in the changing rooms. Works a treat for now and tastes good to!
     
  12. Tealeaf

    Tealeaf Resident Humanitarian Staff Member Level 5 Referee

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    If this sciatica keeps up then ice baths sound a (slightly) less painful alternative than a chiropractor. :(
     
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    Sheffields Finest Well-Known Member

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    I went to a Chiropractor once for a course of treatment, he was a small chap who was relatively mild on me with his pulling and twisting etc, one week he said he was on holiday and I was to meet his colleague Destiny..... Now, in my mind I had her down for a 18 stone girl who would pull me to bits.... To my initial great delight in strolls the most dainty looking girl who examined me and them proceeded to inflict more pain that can be inflicted in 15 minutes without paying for it in Amsterdam!!!... Good luck Teasmaid!!!
     
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