Eating and exercise
It is important to leave at least one hour after eating a main meal before starting exercise. Exercising too early after eating can lead to stomach cramps or being sick. At the very least it interrupts the digestive process. Equally, don’t exercise on an empty stomach. Always drink water. Little and often is best. Exercising without any food and drink will result in low performance and muscle cramps.
After exercise, drink, shower and then replace the carbohydrates that have just been burned off. A slice of bread or toast is good. Most wrapped bars (whether they are chocolate bars or something advertised as healthier) contain a lot of fat, so there are many better options. Cereal bars or a bowl of cereal are good, as is pasta.
Is essential before any exercise. Jog on the spot until you feel warm and are breathing heavily, then loosen up and stretch as we do before basketball
Head Coach Trevor Gauntlett looks at some useful fitness exercises and drills for anyone with only a small space to practice basketball