Fitness Nutrition

Muscle adaptation v rapid recovery – 5 facts

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

1. Muscle adaptation enhances performance

DURING training, a boxer’s muscles will receive different stress signals. These will come from doing strength and conditioning work, resistance training, sparring or cardio. Over time, the body adapts to these stimuli by adding more of the proteins and tissue that help to tolerate the stresses. These adaptations will allow a boxer to punch with greater force and become less fatigued during fights.

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Robert Seaborne BSc (Hons), MS

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