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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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