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MMA Diet 101: Drinking Alcohol

Written on May 28, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Since time immemorial, alcohol's impact to human body is still a debate. So the question is this: How does alcohol affects a MMA fighter's body?

As written the by the renowned Standford University psychologist, Dr. Leo Festinger, “A man with conviction is a hard man to change. Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him facts or figures and he questions your sources. Appeal to logic and he fails to see your point.”
Indeed, it is much easier to rationalize reasons in favor of our habits than to discredit them. That is why people dig in to fad diets, which happens to be remarkably similar to how they already eat. And it’s also the same with regards to drinking alcohol. While research has proven that occasional and moderate alcohol consumption have some benefits on human health, it also have its antithesis — especially with regards to athletes.

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MMA Diet 101: Post-workout Nutrition

Written on May 21, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Following the pre-workout meal discussion last week, Fighting Insider will be sharing what food to eat after you lift those weights in the gym.

“What should I eat and drink after my workout?” is a major concern for all serious athletes. So cutting through all the clutter about the post-workout food that you should take, here are the things that you should know.

First, no miracle post-workout supplements will cure your woes if your diet is poor to begin with. Just because you already swallowed your last night’s dinner and what you ate the entire day, that doesn’t mean that your body ceased burning and dispersing amino acids and nutrients throughout your system. Second, MMA athletes can also benefit from post-lifting whey hydrolysate or amino acid blend shakes. However, more and more MMA fighters are turning to real food nutrition.

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MMA Diet 101: Pre-workout Nutrition

Written on May 14, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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What should you eat before you workout depends on you. Check out the article below to know more.

Although the term ‘pre-wrokout’ is commonly used, it vaguely describes its complexity. You often hear pre-workout meals, pre-workout bars, pre-workout supplement, pre-workout drinks. But what you don’t hear is what type of workout influences your nutritional demands beforehand. There are athletes who can eat one meal a day and seemingly break all established rules of nutrition and exercise, while some strength and conditioning coaches recommends doing High Octane Cardio on an empty stomach. The way to know what works best for you is by having a journal.

Keeping track of what you feel, the type of workout that you are doing and its results will help you put these information together. Whether being fit is part of your career or lifestyle, checking in with yourself and knowing what works will help you acquire a long-term and smarter commitment to your body.

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