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Bedtime protein – 4 key questions answered

It is vital that fighters get a regular dose of bedtime protein, so nutritionist Robert Seaborne explains which type, how much and more

1. Why is bedtime protein so important?

DURING sleep, a boxer will usually be without nutrient ingestion for around seven hours. This means, that for this period a boxer will be in a state of muscle breakdown rather then muscle growth. It is therefore important to minimise this time of breakdown and try to replace it with a period of muscle maintenance or growth. That’s when a bedtime protein hit becomes a nutritional.

Next: page 3 of 5 – What type of bedtime protein do you need?

Robert Seaborne BSc (Hons), MS

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