29 June 2004

cooling down for tennis players

Performance Strategy Doesn’t End at Match Point@USTA

•cool-down exercises: non-weight bearing, active and passive stretching

combined with deep breathing exercises

15-20 minutes after intense play

•recovery and regeneration

re-hydrate, carbohydrates (50-60g/hr), massage, contrast baths

0.3 grams of carbohydrate per pound of body weight immediately after a practice or match
3-4 grams per pound of body weight within the following 24 hours

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