FitPerez correspondent and top Australian pro tennis player, Anastasia Rodionovaz, is here to answer any and all tennis training-related questions!
The world-class female player and current Australian No. 1 in doubles also has the help of her trusted personal trainer, Jason Stacy, to give you the BEST advice possible!
This week, a FitPerez reader is curious about proper nutrition after a workout to improve muscle recovery, asking:
I've been taking protein powder to improve my muscle recovery and such after workout and tennis matches – what would you recommend after a workout?
According to Anastasia & her fitness trainer Jason:
The protein powder is not a bad idea. Try drinking a sport drink that contains approx 5% protein during the your matches. This will help your recovery during and after, and between matches. Ensure you ingest your nutrients (protein shake and/or meal) within 30min post workout/match. Look for a protein powder with the least amount of ingredients namely artificial sweeteners, flavors, etc. The less processed, the better! For a post meal- have a good balance of carbs, fats and protein. Experiment with the balance of each to see what works best for you. An example is chicken breasts, broccoli, and pasta with minimal sauce. Can be 25-50% of a typical regular meal serving size.
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