Why night time football games should be avoided
This post by Inigo Mujika came up on my RSS feed last week and wanted to share it with you. Dr. Mujika primarily works with endurance athletes, but he has extensive experience in team sports such as football (soccer).
Although the post concerns night games per se, the issues raised would be true with any form of strenuous exercise performed late in the day, and so is relevant to the general public and amatuer / semi professional athletes who work during the day (and therefore may train at night). For these populations, the notes on the problems of post-workout nutrition strategies in the evening is particularly important. If you are THAT guy getting kicked out of the gym 5 min after closing time then maybe it is time you thought about morning workouts, or getting in straight after work at least.
Dr. Mujika's blog is an excellent source of both articles and abstracts for scientific studies that he has been involved in. Check it out. Also, I reviewed his book, Tapering and Peaking for Optimal Performance, in February here.