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Lose fat – 4 simple rules to help boxers burn the flab

Nutritionist Robert Seaborne explains how a fighter can lose fat without compromising their intense training regime, with 4 pieces of crucial advice

3. Train during periods of carbohydrate restriction

WHAT is becoming clearer, is that when the body is not fully stored with carbohydrates (in the form of glycogen), fat-oxidation increases. On average a boxer will be able to store about 500g of carbs, but once this storage is full, any extra carbs are stored as fat. During periods of training, when this carb storage is sub-optimal (about half-full), fat oxidation increases during training.

Next: page 4 of 4 – If in doubt, seek expert advice

Robert Seaborne BSc (Hons), MS
@RobbySeaborne1

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