It’s important to keep the machine that is your body in good condition for it to perform well. So apart from exercising like crazy and staying hydrated throughout the game, make sure you prep yourself before stepping on the court.
DO IT First of all, rest up. Your body needs six to eight hours of deep, uninterrupted sleep to recover and repair tissue. Eat a variety of food beforehand: carbs for fuel, and healthy proteins for muscle-building. “Bananas get a special mention as it’s a great source of potassium—an electrolyte that your body needs but loses during exercise or physical activity. Load up on this to prevent muscle cramps
a.k.a. pulikat,” Sanders says.