4. Maintain good habits outside training
TO maintain your body composition and general health it is important to continue your good eating habits through the out-of-training period as well. Slipping into a ‘yo-yo’ diet routine, whereby you rapidly lose large amounts of weight for competition and then pile back on the pounds after competition can have negative effects on your body’s health. Losing weight for a fight is part of the sport, however, rapid weight loss can impact your training, ability to perform and both your short and long-term health.
Robert Seaborne BSc (Hons), MS