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Old 04-24-2013, 07:33 PM   #16
Join Date: Apr 2009
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What your trainer recommends for your workouts is called a pyramid set scheme. One of the major advantages of pyramid setting is staying strong while engaging in activities that require muscular endurance. My other suggestion for losing weight and increasing endurance during play is getting the proper diet and nutrition. For weight loss, start by cutting down fats and carbs that consist mostly of sugars (sodas would be an example). Unused sugars become fat in the body. For endurance during play, eat some complex carbs (whole wheat foods) earlier in the day and protein (chicken breast) and simple sugars (fruits) about 45min-1hr before you play. The protein and sugar will give you access to quick energy while the slower digesting complex carbs will give you energy to sustain play. A moderate amount of sugar is okay before engaging in a rigorous activity because you will burn it so it doesn't become fat.
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