Of sleep and good game reinforcements.

Health and fitness also play a central role in sports on the pad. Every two weeks, performance coach Fabian Broich looks for us behind the scenes. This time it’s all about sleeping and useful game boosters.

The first topic of the new series from kicker eSport and Fabian Broich is the dream.

The first topic of the new series from kicker eSport and Fabian Broich is the dream.
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Flickering screens late into the night, dark circles under the eyes, and little fresh air – gamer clichés abound. The prejudiced image in eSports is a thing of the past. Professional players are sometimes treated like athletes, following nutritional plans, using workouts to balance them out, and working with performance coaches to optimize their own performance.

If you sleep better, you have the best prerequisites to be better and faster than others.

eSport Performance Coach Fabian Broich

This is Fabian Broich. In the first issue of Health and Fitness, which appears every two weeks on kicker eSport, we talk to him about sleep. For the coach, there is no doubt that this is important: “It is a third of our life. If you sleep better, you are more regenerated and have the best conditions to be better and, above all, faster than others.”

As a result, the topic is also playing an increasingly important role in eSports: “Due to the many hours in front of the PC, many games, and the high demands on cognitive skills, it is important to get enough sleep to balance things out.” outside.” In addition to the regeneration of the players, the effects of training must also be enhanced and “what has been learned must be consolidated”.

With regulated processes to the best game

Broich has a very specific routine for this, also called sleep hygiene in this context: “Get away from screens and devices at 10 p.m., go for a fifteen-hour walk outside and review the day. Before going to sleep, open the window for 15 minutes, darken everything and if possible allow little noise”.

The key is the time between your last glance at a screen and your expected bedtime. Because lack of sleep, according to Broich, is a domestic problem: “Humans are the only creatures that suffer from it. The reason for this is light, which strangles the production of the sleep hormone melatonin.”

Of course, there are mostly players who play until 2 or 3 in the morning, but they will be decimated in the future.

eSport Performance Coach Fabian Broich

According to the coach, this has not yet happened with all the players: “Of course there are players who mostly play until two or three o’clock, but they will be decimated in the future.” The reason for this trend is a growing understanding of organizations and teams. “Anyone who doesn’t have a regular daily routine won’t perform at their best in the long run and therefore won’t be interesting for teams.”

Badly demonized boosters?

On the other hand, what can be interesting despite the negative prejudices are the power-ups of the game. Broich is also aware of the problem with beverages that are often packed with lots of stimulants: “If I take a ‘booster’ that gets me high with 200mg to 250mg of caffeine, my heart feels it, I tremble and sweat, then that’s a very strong sign.” clear that it’s not good for me.

But this prejudice no longer applies to the entire range of products: “Now there are also drinks on the market that have a low caffeine content, but bring the player into the spotlight with vitamins and amino acids.”

You should still avoid overconsumption and instead rely on natural measures like healthy sleep hygiene. For Broich, this has benefits beyond performance: “We live in a rapidly changing society and anyone who can deal with this world in a relaxed and focused way will master it, on the server or in real life.”

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