MMA training is one of the most extremely physically taxing exercise regimes you can be involved in. Back in the day mixed martial arts consisted of a few classes a week and some cardio in between to build endurance. These days MMA is much different and training sessions are daily and consists of many disciplines such as wrestling, muay thai, boxing, jiu jitsu, as well as cardio and weight training. Fighters these days are incredibly well rounded and spend hours upon hours in the gym honing their skills. Some of the top fighters will have up to four training sessions in one day, six days a week preparing for their next fight. Urijah Faber, WEC Featherweight World Champ has been known to spend up to 4-6 hours a day in the gym, so it’s no wonder he’s one of the best fighters in the world.
The big question then for any bodybuilder, athlete or MMA fighter, is how can I be successful? How can I train my body at the most maximum intensity every day and also recover fast enough from a training session to be back at it the next day without risking injury? No fighter wants to be dragging his ass in the gym the next day, he wants to be fresh and ready to go for another session.
The key to staying on top of your game without injury is providing your body with proper supplements. This is what is going to allow your body to recover quickly. There are many things that can enhance your training as well as your recovery time.
This non-essential amino acid makes up for half of the amino acids in your muscle tissue. When you are going through an intense workout your glutamine levels in your muscle tissue get shot way down, which then slows down your recovery. This drags on your recuperation time and limits your strength levels for the next workout. It’s very important then for you to supplement your diet with glutamine after your workouts so that you can recover quickly and be ready for your next workout.
Glutamine also works to prevent breakdown of muscle tissue by bringing nitrogen into the muscle cells.
This supplement contains threes amino acids , valine, leucine and isoleucine, none of which the body can make on its own. The only way you get them is through food or supplementation.
If you don’t have this in your system your body will find it on it’s own by breaking down your muscle tissue to get what it needs. Your workouts, whether it be cardio or weight training will deplete the BCAA as will cutting weight for your fight. By taking BCAA supplements you can replenish your body of what it needs without it having to break down your muscle tissue.
Creatine is great for recovery after weight training exercises as well as intense endurance training. It makes up three amino acids, glycine, methionine and arginine. Our body natural makes something called adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which is a source of energy. When you need a burst of energy to