The Grapplers Guide to Sports Nutrition

The Grapplers Guide to Sports Nutrition

Michael Fry, John Berardi

Language: English

Pages: 97

ISBN: 0977430901

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


If you want to dominate your opponents, and to do it with a safe, effective approach to feeding yourself, The Grapplers Guide to Sports Nutrition is for you. Whether you re a wrestler, grappler, boxer, or practice any other martial art, the prerequisites to sound nutritional habits are the same and must be learned. They then need to be applied consistently if you truly want to take your performance to the next level and beyond. The Grapplers Guide to Sports Nutrition teaches how to eat certain types of food at the right times. If it s the off-season, and you want to gain or lose some weight before a competition, or if you re trying to shed some pounds leading up to a match, this book will properly educate you. You ll also learn some up-to-date techniques on how to enhance recovery through nutrition and supplementation. This book also recommends some products that can be used at various times to enhance performance while healthy nutrition is being applied. Most importantly, readers will learn how to use these nutritional strategies on a daily basis and have them translate into real results. Below are the chapter titles Chapter 1 - The Intersection What All Good Sports Nutrition Plans Should Accomplish Chapter 2 - Nutrition Basics Chapter 3 - The Super Foods Chapter 4 - Workout and Competition Nutrition Chapter 5 - Supplement Strategies Chapter 6 - Sample Menus Chapter 7 - Food and Weight Management Chapter 8 - Cutting Weight Chapter 9 - Get Your Head Straight Chapter 10 - Whats Next One of the neat things about this book is a summary at the end of each chapter that touches upon the main points covered. This style is unique in that a reader who picks up this book will not only take in the information once, but will be able to rehash it over again so that the important parts sink in.

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better; even though I knew the stories of Billy, Joseph, and Jeff, I remembered my promise to my high school coach. I had vowed to do whatever it took to never again miss making weight. So, foolishly, I began a ridiculous (and life endangering) program of starvation, dehydration, and overwork. Yes, I knew better. Yes, I knew the consequences of rapid dehydration and starvation diets. Yes, I knew I was risking my life. But I didn’t know what else to do. I wanted to win! For the next 3 days, I

should be clear that mid- to long-term low carb diets are probably not the way to go for athletes. However, this does not mean that athletes have to swing to the opposite side of the spectrum and eat high carb diets! High carb diets containing 70% carbohydrate may be too high for anyone, with the exception of endurance athletes. As an athlete, if you put your main dietary focus on carbohydrate intake, you’re likely to ignore the dietary proteins and fats essential for optimal health, body

without a doubt, the most controversial topic in grappling sports. On one hand, many coaches and nutritionists reject cutting weight as dangerous and ineffective. On the other hand, some coaches and athletes do successfully cut weight in preparing for competition (and they win!). So what gives? Why the controversy? Well, we believe there are several reasons for the controversy surrounding cutting weight: 1. Different Techniques. Cutting weight can be defined as dropping body mass quickly (prior

contrary, it has to do with the weight at which your muscle to fat ratio is optimized as well as your power to weight ratio (hint, at this weight you should be somewhere in the neighborhood of 8-12% body fat). If you keep within 10 lbs of your ideal competition weight, you’ll be within striking distance of every major competition you’ve got coming up. Step 2: As your training volume increases, increase your food intake. As the demands of your competitive season increase, increase your energy

lose weight slowly, using the sound nutrition principles outlined in this book. • If last minute weight loss is needed, a combination of lower carbohydrate diets, an increase in supplemental fiber, water and salt loading followed by short term water and salt restriction, gentle herbal diuretics, and gentle herbal laxatives can be used. Never use exercise to provoke rapid weight cutting. When using the strategies above, it’s best to rest until you’re rehydrated. • If there’s only a short time

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