It took Novak Djokovic 5 hours 53 minutes to beat Rafael Nadal at 2012 Australian open. Keep in mind two days earlier Novak went through an energy sapping encounter, beating Andy Murray in four hours and 50 minutes. The man took the term ENDURANCE to a new high level.
Djokovic’s feat has impressed and shocked many for his ability to produce two such marathon performances with minimal recovery time.
“It’s a phenomenal effort, a phenomenal aerobic and endurance performance,” said Craig Boyd of the Institute of Performance Research at Manchester Metropolitan University.
So what is the secret diet and work out that can explain this energizer bunny?
From independent newspaper of UK I found the following fascinating bits on Novak Diet and Work out
Novak Djokovic Gluten Free Diet
Diet is one area Mr Boyd and Dr Karl Cooke, the Lawn Tennis Association’s sports science manager, highlight in Djokovic’s relentless advance from contender to leader of the hungriest pack the sport has seen. In 2010 Djokovic sought the advice of Dr Igor Cetojevic, a nutritionist who holds a diploma from the Indian Institute of Magnetotherapy in Delhi and has studied traditional Chinese medicine. Dr Cetojevic found that Djokovic suffered from Celiac disease and instructed him to cut gluten out of his diet. Since doing so Djokovic has won four Grand Slams.
Novak CVAC Pod
The most controversial part of Djokovic’s improvement has been his occasional use of a CVAC Pod. The £50,000 device resembles something from a Spinal Tap set and is supposed to aid an athlete by simulating high altitude and compressing muscles at rhythmic intervals. The World Anti-Doping Authority takes a dim view of such equipment, although it is not illegal. The scientific community is divided as to its effectiveness. “There is not always a lot of scientific evidence to back up what he is doing,” said Dr Cooke. “But he strikes me as someone who is constantly looking at any small thing that can help him last a bit longer or train harder or recover a little bit better.” Source: independent Newspaper UK.