Dietetic-nutritional, physical and physiological recovery methods post-competition in team sports

J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2019 Mar;59(3):415-428. doi: 10.23736/S0022-4707.18.08169-0. Epub 2018 Mar 27.


To a proper recovery, is absolutely necessary to know that athletes with enhanced recovery after maximal exercise are likely to perform better in sports. Recovery strategies are commonly used in team sports despite limited scientific evidence to support their effectiveness in facilitating optimal recovery and the players spend a much greater proportion of their time recovering than they do in training. According to authors, some studies investigated the effect of recovery strategies on physical performance in team sports, lack of experimental studies about the real origin of the fatigue, certify the need for further study this phenomenon. Thus, developing effective methods for helping athletes to recover is deemed essential. Therefore, the aim of this review is provide information for his practical application, based on scientific evidence about recovery in team sports.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Performance / physiology*
  • Dietetics
  • Exercise / physiology*
  • Fatigue / rehabilitation*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nutritional Requirements