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What To Eat If You Are Training In Mixed Martial Arts: Is Breakfast The Key?

If you are serious about training in the mixed martial arts then you need to be serious about the things you put in your body. Any serious MMA fighters pay close attention to their nutrition and that includes eating a healthy breakfast on a daily basis. Many people who exercise say they don’t eat breakfast and they have many reasons for doing so:

“I don’t have any time.”

“I’m trying to lose weight.”

“I’m not hungry.”

“I don’t like breakfast foods.”

These are lame excuses and skipping breakfast will harm your MMA training. You can optimize your training just by making sure to eat a good breakfast.

The bottom line is that these are just excuses. Decide now to do the right thing when it comes to eating breakfast and your MMA training will truly be optimized.

By eating breakfast and getting proper nutrition throughout your day, you are giving your body what it needs to help you perform better in your MMA training as well as your upcoming fights.

Studies were done on a group of people who ate different breakfasts and then biked hard for 45 minutes straight and then ended their workout with a 15 minute sprint. The study found that the athletes that ate the high calorie breakfasts four hours before the workout performed their best when it came time to do the sprints.

There are many benefits to eating breakfast:

Overall Nutrition Improvement: Eating a delicious nutritious breakfast is a great start to getting on a great MMA diet plan. Eating healthy snacks throughout the day combined with a balanced lunch and dinner will follow your breakfast to perfection.

Overall Well-Being Improvement: You are going to feel amazing once you start eating right. It will not only help your performance but your well-being as well.

Less Injuries: For an MMA fighter, breakfast and proper nutrition is important since it’s going to help in training more than once a day. By neglecting what your body needs to refuel you risk weakening your immune system, and risking injury to your body.

Options For Breakfast:

There are many healthy options for breakfast, but here are some great ideas to get you started.

-A bowl of oatmeal with and egg white omelet with spinach

-Smoothie with peanut butter, low-fat milk, banana and a scoop of whey protein

-Oatmeal with raisins and a scoop of protein powder

You should always be eating something every 2-3 hours in the day. Try eat lean proteins for muscle repair and building and don’t cut out crabs totally as they are your source of energy. Once you implement a nutrition plan into your MMA training you will notice a difference in energy levels, physique as well as your performance.

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