Eating for energy

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 6 years ago

Tony Dixon

Tony Dixon Asked 6 years ago

I play matches in a weekly session lasting four hours.

In order to have maximum energy to keep going the whole session:

1  How soon before play should I eat a meal?

2  Do I need a booster snack halfway thru the session?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Tony,

I am not a nutrition expert but from my experience I used to find eating about one to two hours before was good as long as it wasn't too heavy.  Things like pasta are good.  Then during the 4 hours, keep having small snacks.  I used to find fruit buns perfect during a long tournament.

Others may have some good ideas for you too.

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Tony Dixon

Tony Dixon Posted 6 years ago

Thank you Alois.  

Buns sounds a good idea.

This is a great site!

I think you're a natural teacher.



Johan B

Johan B Posted 6 years ago

Eat 8 eggs with lots of cheese and cream for breakfast, then just have some fruit or something else to get appropriately sugar hyped for big games :-)

Lunch and dinner optional.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Thanks Tony and thank Johan for your suggestions.

Shaun Synot

Shaun Synot Posted 6 years ago

At all the Tournaments that I go to I see banana's everywhere, even international events. 

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