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MMA Health: Nutrients Overview

Written on September 20, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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To acquire good health and physical fitness, you'll need proper nutrition. Check out Fighting Insider's overview of the basic body nutrients.

The key component for a good health and physical fitness is proper nutrition. For athletes who works on their weight, proper nutrition consumption is the most important aid for gaining. According to fitness expert, Joe Franco, an appropriate assortment of food from the four food groups can offer all the basic nutrients that the body requires for an optimum performance. Food satisfies three bodily needs:

1. Energy requirement
2. Tissue growth and repair
3. Energy regulation of metabolic functions

That said, know the basic nutrients that the body requires and their benefits by hitting the break.

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MMA Nutrition: Getting an Edge with MMA Nutrition

Written on September 13, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Take these simple tips on how to get a premium MMA nutrition.

A serious MMA athlete would put as much planning into his nutrition as he did with his training. A fighter knows that a proper MMA nutrition plan is the way for his body to look and perform at its best. Without being complex, this article will help you enhance performance, lose fat, and reduce injuries.

Hit the break to learn more.

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MMA Diet: A Fighter’s Health Trick

Written on August 23, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Do you want to be health? Fighting Insider will share some tricks for you.

While there can be various diet plan for a MMA fighters, it is important that you know the different roles of a pre- and post-fight diet. But if you want to know more, Fight Diet Plan also shares with you a couple of health tricks for a MMA fighter.

Hit the jump to see Fight Diet Plan’s health tricks for a MMA fighter.

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MMA Nutrition: Post-activity Carbohydrates

Written on August 17, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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While taking your carbs before your training is important, the same goes with post-activity carbohydrates.

While taking your carbs before exercise or training is important, taking your carbohydrates after session is equally imperative. Repleneshing the carbs you’ve burned during your training can bring your body in a better position to perform at high level again. However, you should take in higher glycemic carbs like carb drinks, bar and fruits, since they are fast acting. These makes your body recharge faster, compare to its slow burning counterparts.

Research also shows that combining carbohydrates with protein within 30 minutes of exercise increases the insulin response by almost 100%. This results to more store glycogen. However, eating more protein than carbohydrates slows rehydration and glycogen replenishment. As such, the optimal carbs to protein ratio is 4:1.

In relation to this, one study found that athletes who refuel with carbohydrates and proteins have 100% greater muscle glycogen stores and higher insulin than those who take carbs alone.


MMA Nutrition: Pre-activity Carbohydrates

Written on August 10, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Want to have a turbo charged MMA performance? Then heed on Larry Pepe's advise at this week's MMA nutrition.

Whether you are just training in a gym or competing inside the cage, a MMA fighter needs maximum energy and conditioning to be successful. Good thing, there are nutritional choices that you can make to help you perform at your best.

According to Larry Pepe, there are four C’s for a turbo charged MMA performance: Pre-activity carbohydrates, post-activity carbohydrates, creatine and common sense.

This week, Fighting Insider will take a closer look at the pre-activity carbohydrates.

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MMA Diet 101: Carbohydrates

Written on March 19, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Before stuffing yourself with lots of carbs, here are some tips to help you make a healthier choice.

There is a perpetual talk about “good” and “bad” carbs. Though the approach can be very simple, it can be a helpful foundation for anyone who’s looking for healthier food choices. Some food source of bad carbs are white bread, white rice and refined sugars. These carbs offer little other than sugar, and is not slowly digested and absorbed by the body. As a result, it can make blood sugar levels surge quickly.

But wouldn’t we like to rise our blood sugar levels quickly? In fact, we do. Carbohydrates energizes our body, hence loading up a lot of it can give us enough power to do a hard day’s work. But for a healthier choice, check out the five carbohydrate tips after the jump.

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