A workout does not end on the soccer field.
It is a phrase that nutritionists use to explain to players that the recovery process is just as important to the workout as the sweat put in during physical exertion.
Nutrition in soccer is a subject that is gaining momentum especially in the college game as more programs pick up on the notion of making sure players have the right fuel to succeed.
Two programs that have embraced nutrition, UCLA and Notre Dame, recently used that approach to help propel their teams to national championships. Their nutritionists shared some secrets about the best fuel for a soccer player.