I've been playing tennis for a couple of years now, it has really helped me maintain my weight and stay fit. However, lately I've been feeling tired and weakened, my performance has dropped, so instead of improving my reflexes speed I find myself playing less everyday because my body can't handle all the effort. I do have a job as well, so there's some pressure coming from that direction. A friend of mine who is a nutritionist told me that I should start drinking coffee, still I'd like to hear more suggestions. I was thinking of getting some supplements, but some that won't make me gain weight, heard some good things about aceformula (aceformula.com) and I'm thinking it's a better option than coffee since it's especially designed for tennis players.
Anyone has any advice or suggestions? Any comment is welcomed. Thanks!
You may be stressed so consider relaxation. Are you getting enough quality sleep? How healthy is you diet enough good stuff (vegetables beans fruit) and low on junk? Are you deficient in something (do you take basic supplements like an 'insurance' multivitamin, fish oil and vitamin D?).
In my opinion adding coffee or other stimulant is just patching a plaster on the symptom without helping yourself
Hi Jennifer. I'm gonna tell you straight off, I am a distributor of HERBALIFE products, but here is my straightforward advice.
Honestly, it sounds a lot like you are experiencing classic symptoms of both dehydration and (for lack of a better word) malnutrition. Our bodies instinctively shut down when they don't have the necessary tools to perform the tasks that we are putting before them. Fatigue, irritability, hunger, headaches etc... These are all, more often than not, our bodies way communicating with us, usually making statements as simple as "drink water" or "more vitamins"(contrary to what TV would have us believe, not every symptom we experience is a disease:D).
Also, being that you are an athlete, it is imperative to maintain that you are in-taking a reasonable amount of protein so that your muscles can heal properly. Being in an anabolic state(working balance of carbs and protein) is important for every active person, not just weightlifters. As a female, I would suggest a Soy Protein supplement, if you desire to use supplements (but not in large amounts).
In the end, I would suggest a multivitamin, more water, and what I have said about protein. However, there are products out there which can dramatically increase the bodies ability to retain, and utilize water properly.
HOPE THIS HELPS!!!
David P Anderson
Herbalife Independent Distributor
I've been playing tennis for over 10 years and its a great sport to stay in shape. Your symptoms could be a result of several different things ranging from fighting off a bug to nutrient deficiencies. I am surprised that your nutritionist friend suggested you begin drinking coffee. Coffee is a temporary stimulant, and after the effects of coffee wear off, it can lead to even more fatigue. You could go for the "insurance" multivitamin like Nir said, but if it doesn't go away you'll need to see a doctor and have a blood test done.