Fitness | Nutrition | Training | Mar 29 2017

Boxing nutrition: Carbohydrates

Lee Rickards of Boxing Science outlines how to best utilise carbohydrates
carbohydrate periodisation
Carbohydrate periodisation  |  iStock Photo

Carbohydrates are needed for energy during training and competition. But boxers have somewhat of a love-hate relationship with them. Some boxers totally cut them out and some embrace them for ultimate training performance.

Carbs are the main fuel source used for high intensity exercise. Eating carbohydrates at strategic times throughout the day, phase of your camp as well as before a fight is essential to perform at high intensity.

In this article, sport scientist and nutritional consultant Lee Rickards will share the key facts that you need to know to help fuel your performance.


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