Recovery after 90-minutes is an important part of modern day football.
With teams often playing twice a week, effective rest and recuperation can be the difference between carrying your form into the next game and burning out.
More after the break
But just because you’re not a professional footballer, it doesn’t mean your post-match rituals should be any different.
In this video, Hull City and Republic of Ireland forward Shane Long talks us through his recovery routine and the reasons behind each component.
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Shane Long: Build lung-busting endurance
Shane Long: Lead the line
Shane Long: Summer workout
Shane Long: Overcome an early bone cruncher
Shane Long: Leading from the front