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    For your wet grip problem, try not to hold your grip too tight because if you don't, humidity builds up since your palms are hot and the skin on your palm can't breath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malaikiat View Post
    how to reduce sweating? i sweat a lot and it make my grip wet...then its slippery and hard to play with...
    A good way to help with excessive sweating is to use towel wristband on your rackethand (and replace if getting wet). also grip powder or towel grip is useful!!

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    Default Getting referral to specialist in sports injury

    This is to Omar_Zangetsu and anyone else following the mini-thread of seeking medical advice.

    I think it's advisable to at least see a knowledgeable doctor to assess whether your injury is well on its way to recovery, since you're very young, but also to see if you require additional treatment to support the healing. For example, it's very common to start developing scar tissue from your soft-tissue injuries. Scar tissue, as it builds up over time, will increasingly limit your joint mobility, which will lead to poorer performance. I'm not a health professional; this is just from what I've read, been told, and personal experience.

    Getting a referral to a sports injury specialist should not be too difficult. Insist that your family doctor give you a referral, or failing that, from personal experience, I know that going to the Downtown Doctors walk-in clinic at Bloor and Spadina in Toronto, will probably get you a referral to the University of Toronto's David McIntosh Sports Rehab clinic. I've experienced very good care there.

    Good luck.

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    Default How long should we eat before playing Badminton?

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    There is now a new thread created; regarding 'Concentration', located at:
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    Question asked is: How long should we eat before playing Badminton? 1hr?
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    Depends on what you are eating I would say.

    For me, for breakfast or lunch, I would say 3 hours before. Anything less and I can feel my food in my stomach churning if I don't give it a good 2-3 hours to digest before games. Usually a good load of clean carbohydrates and protein does it for me (pasta or sushi peanut butter sandwich). No Indian mee goreng before games, please! If it were just a banana, power bar or something similar, on the spot is fine.

    During games, isotonic drink + water + glucose does it for me. I always try to sip only a few mouths and resist the urge to slam down the whole can or bottle - but I usually fail and end up drinking 1 full can in about 5 seconds

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    Lightbulb Eating time before badminton

    That utterly depends on how long and in what shape you want to be in. Firstly, eating proprerly the day before helps alot because your body will have long since digested, absorbed and stored the ingested nutrients.

    As for eating on the day you plan to play, it depends on what you eat. If your meal contains meat, 3 hours is the recommended eating-before-playing-time.

    Finally, if you are in a pinch, foods with lots of sugar are recommended (complex sugars preferably, because simple sugars are used too easily and quickly). I personnally suggest eating sweet cereals like "froot loops" or "lucky charms" (no milk or you will get a "stomach cramp").

    P.S: It would be my pleasure to answer any other question regarding nutrition.

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    Thumbs up Magnesium: It's good for preventing cramps

    Quote Originally Posted by nutrioutlet View Post
    Yes Chris, i agree

    Magnesium deficiency is also a reason for cramping, again, taking a multivitamin and mineral with your breakfast is always a good way to ensure that your cramps are avoided

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    Source: http://health.asiaone.com/Health/Eat...22-233301.html
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    Is Nutrioutlet still active on the forum?
    Calling Nutrioutlet...
    Come in, Nutrioutlet....

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    Hey, if Nutrioutlet is still active answer this please

    So yeah i play around 3 hours on saturdays, 7 PM - 10 PM, just wondering is this okay, i usually eat a 6 inch - foot long sub at subways before i eat, roast chicken breast =D, and just wondering is that enough or too much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilostmybrain View Post
    Hey, if Nutrioutlet is still active answer this please

    So yeah i play around 3 hours on saturdays, 7 PM - 10 PM, just wondering is this okay, i usually eat a 6 inch - foot long sub at subways before i eat, roast chicken breast =D, and just wondering is that enough or too much?

    Personnally, that wouldn't be enough for me. I need at least twice as much.

    But for you, it depends on your metabolism. If your body usually consumes a lot of energy/calories, you should eat more. Otherwise, you'll tire yourself quickly and it may become unhealthy if you continue playing on low energy reserves.

    Also, the amount you should eat depends on the time you have to digest. It should be noted that, during exercise, you digestive system will slow down or even stop working. Therefore, having spare time to digest is highly recommended. I suggest you at least finish eating an hour before beginning exercises (half an hour at the limit).

    Be cautious of meat, it takes time to digest, so don't eat to much of it right before playing.

    also on the time to have to digest before playing.

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    Arrow It looks like nutrioutlet is too busy......

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    It looks like nutrioutlet is too busy lately.
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    Default optic flare

    I get hungry a lot of times. But I try to avoid eating that much before a game. However, during an intense game, when I get tired, I see colors everywhere. It's like there are flashes of light of different coloros flying around. It's really hard to explain how it looks like, but it's sort of like what happens when a flashlight is directed towards your eyes and then after a while, the light is still illuminating even if the flashlight has been turned off. In Starcraft, it's called optic flare, one of the special abilities of the medics.

    I attribute this to lack of food. What I do is I stop for a while and then eat chocolate or anything sweet. Do you guys experience this?

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    I sup an energy drink all through my games and eat an energy bar beforehand

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    Arrow Lack of oxygen, not lack of food?

    Quote Originally Posted by venkatesh View Post
    I get hungry a lot of times. But I try to avoid eating that much before a game. However, during an intense game, when I get tired, I see colors everywhere. It's like there are flashes of light of different coloros flying around. It's really hard to explain how it looks like, but it's sort of like what happens when a flashlight is directed towards your eyes and then after a while, the light is still illuminating even if the flashlight has been turned off. In Starcraft, it's called optic flare, one of the special abilities of the medics.

    I attribute this to lack of food. What I do is I stop for a while and then eat chocolate or anything sweet. Do you guys experience this?
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    I think was described is because of lack of oxygen, not lack of food (for energy).
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris-ccc View Post
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    I think was described is because of lack of oxygen, not lack of food (for energy).
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    Other people say that it's lack of glucose. That's why I eat sweets. But I'm not a nutritionist, so I really don't know.

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    Arrow Flashes of light of different coloros flying around

    Quote Originally Posted by venkatesh View Post
    Other people say that it's lack of glucose. That's why I eat sweets. But I'm not a nutritionist, so I really don't know.
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    Same here, I am no nutritionist.

    However, for myself, without enough food (for energy), I feel tired to move.

    But without enough oxygen (like a poor breathing system), I see "flashes of light of different coloros flying around me".
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    The same symptoms can be experienced if you have low BP (not Balance Point, but Blood Pressure! )

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