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Eating Before Competing

While training and mindset may win bouts, food provides the fuel for victory. If you are set for a match or bout, it’s vital to make sure that you manage your diet accordingly.

This means considering:

The Run Up: While your food should be influenced by your event, aim to include complex carbohydrates to allow your body to store up more glycogen.

One the Day: Go for high carbs, low fats. This should also exclude fats, proteins, and simple carbs as they can slow you down or make you feel tired.

Before Competing: Eating a small, complex carb meal can top you up before competing to help stave off fatigue and help add an additional energy reserve.

After Competing: Consuming protein helps improve your recovery time.