Fit like Roger Federer? Sports scientist explains how everyone can do it
Sports scientist explains: With 37 years fit as Federer? That's how anyone can do it
How does Roger Federer manage to be so fit at the age of 37? And how can you get as fit as the Swiss tennis star? Univ. Dr. Ingo Froböse, Professor of Prevention and Rehabilitation at the German Sport University Cologne, provides information.
For four hours and 57 minutes Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic fought in the Wimbledon final. The question quickly came up: how can Roger Federer, at the age of 37, maintain this level of athleticism and expose himself to this strain?
Univ. - Prof. Dr. Ingo Froböse is director of the Center for Health through Sport and Exercise and head of the Institute for Exercise Therapy and Movement-oriented Prevention and Rehabilitation at the German Sport University Cologne - and explains the phenomenon Roger Federer and how to stay as fit as the Swiss tennis pro!
Roger Federer: So he stays fit at the big tournaments
"Roger Federer is an absolute top athlete, so he knows exactly what action to take to stay fit. Apart from the basic training that every professional athlete has to complete, regeneration in old age is essential. Federer has clearly coordinated sleep times (10-12 hours) during a tournament and draws on physiotherapy and massages, "said the university professor.
Federer also benefits from his excellent technical skills, which ensure that the conditional components are relieved and set up quickly!
But can you stay fit and what do you need to consider?
Prof. Dr. Ingo Froböse: Everyone can be as fit as 37 with Federer
"Yes, you can stay fit! Human performance decreases only very slowly in athletes. However, what decreases more and more in old age, is the ability to regenerate. Therefore, make sure that they make the necessary regeneration possible through nutrition and sleep phases, because this should not be left to chance, "explains Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ingo Froböse.
It is particularly important to pay attention to a healthy diet in general and to resort to sufficient amino acids (fish, meat, eggs, dairy products, tofu, soy) after exercise. They are the building blocks of the muscle-building protein. Before the sport swears the Swiss on a very specific food. "Two hours before each match, I eat a plate of pasta with a light sauce, and I'm not just saying that because I'm in a Barilla campaign, I've been doing this for 20 years," Federer told the International Business Times ".
During training you should, like Roger Federer, be careful to strengthen your technical skills to relieve their condition. At a regular endurance training, unfortunately, but nothing passes. Healthy and sufficient sleep phases complete the plan. "So you can be as normal with 37 or more years as fit as the" Maestro ".