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Muscle adaptation v rapid recovery – 5 facts

Muscle adaptation
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Muscle adaptation and recovery between sessions are important objectives for fighters. Nutritionist Robert Seaborne explains how they should be balanced

DURING the intense training periods that boxers go through, muscle adaptation can occur that allows them to become fitter, stronger and more powerful. On the other hand, fast recovery times are also important to allow a boxer to maintain training sessions and intensity. So which is most important and what role does nutrition play in all of this? In a two-part series, we will first explain the balance between muscle adaptation and recovery for boxers. Next time, I will identify key foods and supplements that can benefit a boxer in these areas.

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Robert Seaborne BSc (Hons), MS

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