AFL is a unique sport in that it employs multiple physiological components (i.e. strength, power, endurance) in relatively equal weighting. That said, the energy requirements of an AFL player widely vary due to factors such as: the position and size of the player, demands of the training session and match-day fuelling needs. AFL players have high to very high daily energy expenditure. These athletes require substantial volumes of fuel around training and matches, predominantly in the form of carbohydrates.


NUTRITION ESSENTIALS FOR AFL

AFL is a high intensity intermittent sport, hence the requirement for carbohydrates. The game is divided into quarters, each quarter is typically around thirty minutes in duration, with a six-minute break between quarters and twenty-minute break at half time. A player will typically play for between 80-130 minutes per game and run 12-16km. Varying proportions of the game will be spent running at high intensity or sprinting (depending on the position), hence why carbohydrate is the predominant fuel source.


ENERGY

Designed to help you fuel before and during training. With a range of different products including gels, bars and powders.

HYDRATION

Starting exercise in a hydrated state can kick start your performance, helping you to maintain hydration throughout an event.

RECOVERY

Recovery starts as soon as you finish. Known as the "training window", which lasts up to 30 minutes post exercise.

REBUILD

The more active you are, the more protein you need in your diet to help rebuild and prevent muscle breakdown.



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