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Strong evidence during the last few decades has highlighted the importance of nutrition for sport performance, the role of carbohydrates (CHO) being of special interest. Glycogen is currently not only considered an energy substrate but also a regulator of the signaling pathways that regulate exercise-induced adaptations. Thus, low or high CHO avail...
It is crucial to ensure an adequate nutritional support for young soccer players under high physical stress situations, including match days and high training load days. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the dietary intake of young male soccer players from a Portuguese first league soccer club, both on match day and on the highest training...
Contemporary elite soccer features increased physical demands during match-play, as well as a larger number of matches per season. Now more than ever, aspects related to performance optimization are highly regarded by both players and soccer coaches. Here, nutrition takes a special role as most elite teams try to provide an adequate diet to guarant...
Apesar da importância de indicadores hematológicos no futebol, a sua compreensão e uso é umas das limitações mais comuns na modalidade. Assim, o objetivo deste estudo consiste em caracterizar hematologicamente os jogadores de uma equipa de elite de futebol da 1ª liga portuguesa ao longo do período de 1 ano. Vinte jogadores de elite de uma equipa de...