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Lose weight, maintain muscle: 5 top tips

Nutritionist Robert Seaborne advises fighters on the best ways to lose weight and keep their muscle-mass at the same time, allowing for peak performance

1. Protein up before you run

THE classic early-morning, fasted, steady-state cardio is a great way to burn fat and lose weight. However, during this period you also degrade muscle-mass – leading to a progressive loss. To combat this, boxers should consume a source of protein about 30 minutes before running. Ideally, branched-chain amino acids are a great source of the good stuff! This will stop any form of muscular breakdown that occurs during cardio workouts.

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Robert Seaborne BSc (Hons), MS

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