Fitness | Nutrition | Feb 01 2016

Good carbs: top 5 sources for fighters on the go

There is a difference between what are generally accepted as good carbs and what can be good carbs for a boxer, as nutritionist Robert Seaborne explains
Good carbs
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FOLLOWING on from last week’s blog on high-protein options from supermarkets, this edition will focus on the best sources of good carbs – good for an athlete, that is – for boxers when out shopping. In the period following a weigh-in boxers need to get as much energy into their muscles as possible to be stored ready for competition. But what food and drink options offer the best sources of carbohydrate and why?

Digesting high-carbohydrate foods will allow you to store energy quickly. This energy is the vital source of muscular contraction during fights, and becomes especially important during the last few moments of exhaustive rounds. It is therefore important to go into a fight with your energy stores as full as possible. Listed in this article are just a few easy options that are ideal sources of good carbs for boxers.

Next: page 2 of 6 – Sports drinks

Robert Seaborne BSc (Hons), MS
@RobbySeaborne1

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