Weight Loss for Combat Sports

//Weight Loss for Combat Sports

Weight Loss for Combat Sports

The scale can be a real burden for any combat sports competitor. Large, unforgiving weight divisions can leave someone stuck between two weight classes, 10 pounds too heavy and 15 pounds light. The amount of resources on weight loss is almost overwhelming. Between TV ad fad diets, misinformation on the internet, and bad advice from fellow gym members, harmful weight loss practices can unfortunately be found in many gyms and online forums. Your best resource is an accredited dietitian, particularly one that has had previous experience with nutrition for combat sport athletes. Be critical of advice you hear from an unfamiliar source, not only because the advice might be wrong in general, but also because you body is unique and might not work the same way that one person did in an isolated experience.

The physical demands that the body is put under during sports like Boxing, BJJ or MMA is much higher than that of many other competitive sports. The diet is what fuels the body, and sometimes particular athletes need more complex or different blends of energy to reach peak performance while still shedding pounds. It can be difficult at times to be able to eat enough to fuel your body to train all the time, while limiting your caloric intake. Everyone is different, and a professional opinion that is tailored to your body is the best way to find a balance.

By |2019-08-25T19:00:30+00:00August 25th, 2019|MMA|0 Comments