A KEY part of a boxer’s training period is often spent losing or cutting weight to hit the championship limit and/or to fight in the division most propitious to their fortunes, and one of the best ways to do this is by manipulating your diet, in a safe, healthy and effective way. Here is how it’s done:
1. Create a calorie deficit
SIMPLY put, to lose weight you must have a negative calorie balance, i.e. you must be using more calories than you are consuming. However, boxers need to have a high level of muscular endurance, power and speed in order to aid performance, especially during the last few rounds of a fight. Therefore how can we maintain muscle mass but stay in a calorie deficit and lose weight?
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Robert Seaborne BSc (Hons), MS