Since the potty provision's inception, however, tennis players have been exploiting the pee-break rule for strategic advantage, proving there is no level elite athletes will not stoop, or squat, to in order to gain the slightest advantage. In the 2010 Australian Open, after losing the first set of his quarterfinal match, Federer killed time in the can while allowing the blinding sun to dip below the stands. In 2012, Andy Murray won the first two sets of his . Open finals match, but when the next two slipped away, he sheepishly signaled to the umpire and tiptoed off the court, disappearing into a one-toilet restroom under Arthur Ashe Stadium. As the crowd and Novak Djokovic waited, Murray later told The New York Times , he stood alone in front of the mirror screaming at his reflection, "You are not going to let this one slip." He was speaking of the match (one presumes), which he battled back to win after one of the most fortuitous pee breaks in sports history.
Although something that tends to be overlooked (rather than being an additive to diet), these friendly bacterias should be integral parts of the equation to promote healthy immune function. While highly beneficial to all for health maintenance, probiotics are especially vital to endurance athletes. As a recovery tool, probiotics increase antioxidant absorption, and help your body fight free radicals when you need it most, post-work out. Probiotics also support immune function, allowing you, despite fatigue, to be able to fight off any potential intruders to your fullest. What’s more, they can reduce nausea, intestinal inflammation, and bloating—which are common complaints among athletes during and after training. If you already sip on Kombucha on the regular, then you are ahead of the game. If not, here are 5 plant-based foods packed with probiotics.