Ice hockey is a sport that demands a lot of the players. Besides team spirit, high levels of physical and mental resilience, as well as distinctive skill and coordination are essential to be as successful as possible.
The success or failure of an ice hockey team can be down to a variety of factors. In addition to the right match-strategy and specific training sessions, nutrition can also play a determining role in the performance of the team.
Combined with basic, healthy nutrition, the right sports nutrition strategy not only promotes specific training adaptions, but also helps the body to perform at its maximal ability shortly after the training session has ended. Ultimately, it is this that leads to an increase in sports performance.
The ERC Ingolstadt is a team that has been playing in the German Ice hockey League since 2002. In addition to winning the German Cup in 2005, the ERC also won the German Ice hockey Championships in 2014. They have been official PowerBar users since 2013.
Our sports nutrition expert Corinne Mäder-Reinhard recently visited the ERC Ingolstadt on September 2nd, 2015 and shared her tips and tricks for successful nutrition strategies in ice hockey with the players, and also answered some of the questions they had about sports nutrition.
Examples of the correct sports nutrition strategy for ice hockey players can also be found on our PowerBar Poster for ice hockey( timeline_icehockey.jpg ).