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A Hunger Within – Part 2

In a previous article we discussed the basic mechanics our body uses to properly utilize the food we eat and the nutrients that food provides. Knowing how this system works and how to use it to your advantage will help you design your own pre-fight meal.  The goal would be to develop a pre-fight routine that is completely individualized to your specific needs and will help you achieve your optimum performance.  The specific components that make up a good pre-fight meal are varied, but fairly basic and easy to understand.

A Hunger Within – Part 1

It’s the day of the fight. You’ve already weighed-in, eaten a large meal the previous day and now you’re rested up.  Its hours before the fight, you’re a little hungry and beginning to wonder what you should eat. You may be thinking, “Should I eat meat? Should I load up on carbs? Should I just eat some fruit? Or should I skip eating all together and fight on an empty stomach?” Questions Like these are on many fighters’ minds when that Big Fight Day comes. Obviously, you want whatever you eat to help your performance, as opposed to weighing you down, but many fighters don’t know how to best achieve that. It’s hard to present one specific plan that works the same for every fighter, because every athlete, every BODY is different. Each person may have an approach, a system that works for them personally and is usually discovered through trial and error.  However, there are some basic principles that can be applied by everyone to help make that fight day a little less stressful.