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    Hi Thomas, I usually eat fruits immediately after the match (bananas, apples and or oranges). This seems to work.
    I think quality (bioavailability) is more important than quantity. I sip a lot of water during play as well.
    Few but ripe.

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    I drink 2 liters or more too in my longest matches!!!!
    is it enough for you to take 2 or 3 fruit to replenish glicogen store for the next day match?
    thanks a lot

    Quote Originally Posted by 70in2012 View Post
    Hi Thomas, I usually eat fruits immediately after the match (bananas, apples and or oranges). This seems to work.
    I think quality (bioavailability) is more important than quantity. I sip a lot of water during play as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas.dri View Post
    I drink 2 liters or more too in my longest matches!!!!
    is it enough for you to take 2 or 3 fruit to replenish glicogen store for the next day match?
    thanks a lot
    Hey Thomas - I'm a tennis player too and played tournaments for many years. If you've had a long match and want to make sure glycogen stores are up for the next day, I'd eat some sweet potatoes or other starchy root vegetable the night before. I agree with some fruit right after the match (I've developed a fondness for watermelon with a little salt on it after a match as a gatorade substitute

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    festerday night i played till midnight (and won ;-) )and then ate 2 bananas and a apple with ten g of bcaa today i feel quite well even if i slept non the 8 normal for me hour...this evening i have to play a tough match at 1730...we will see.....
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    with starchy root vegetable what do u mean? it is quite difficult to find here (in italy) sweet potatoes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas.dri View Post
    with starchy root vegetable what do u mean? it is quite difficult to find here (in italy) sweet potatoes...
    Beets, parsnips, turnips, yams, rutabagas. Even just plain old white potatoes or white rice would be fine in this scenario, imo.

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    Ok i'll try like this!!! But what is the difference between sweet and plain potato? From a primal point of view i mean.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas.dri View Post
    Ok i'll try like this!!! But what is the difference between sweet and plain potato? From a primal point of view i mean.....
    Sweet potatoes are nutrient dense and contain a lot of starch

    Plain (white) potatoes are nutrient poor and contain a lot of starch

    As long as your getting plenty of nutrients elsewhere in your diet, the nutrient scarcity of a plain potato isn't much of an issue. And if you're an active athlete, you needn't worry about the starch in either making you fat.

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    Avid recreational tennis player from Malta here I play 2-3 times a week. Since switching to primal, I've really started noticing an improvement in endurance and fatigue / lucidity management

    Grok on!

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    Hey guys,

    Cool to see to see there are some paleo tennis players around here! I am actually a coach and run an instructional website Online Tennis Instruction - Learn How To Play Your Best Tennis, Free Tennis Tips And Tennis Videos! for anybody interested.

    Paleo has certainly changed my life and I have tons more energy etc. ... I coach some high level tennis players that train 4 hours every day. I am wondering if anybody here has any experience with an intense training program like that on a paleo diet ?

    Personally I don't compete anymore and only play a little Tennis here and there so I can't really try it out myself and I am still hesitant to recommend it to them.

    Djokovic is gluten-free but I don't know if he is paleo. Anybody here know that ?

    Cheers

    Florian

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