Optimal nutrition is essential for peak performance, but it can be hard to know exactly what to eat.
Nutrition for Boxers will make sure you’re fueled to go the distance.
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Why Nutrition Is Crucial for Boxers
(According to the Head Coach of Team USA)
“The demands on a boxer to perform physically are some of the toughest in sport,” says Team USA Head Coach Billy Walsh. “From our testing in competition, our boxers are working from 93 percent up to their maximum heart rate. They’re in an all-out sprint for nine minutes!”
Boxing also includes a huge psychological component. “Coordination, power, speed, reaction, and calmness are all essential to succeed,” adds Walsh.
To maintain both physical and mental stamina, boxers need proper nutrition and hydration. Eat the wrong stuff, and boxers feel wiped out during their workouts. They also fail to recover between bouts, so inflammation and oxidative stress increase.
Athletes need to be filling their engines to perform well, but focusing on top-quality food is also the key to making weight.
—Billy Walsh, Head Coach of Team USA Boxing.
Plus, the need to make weight makes good nutrition even more important. “Athletes need to be filling their engines to perform well, but focusing on top-quality food is also the key to making weight,” says Walsh.
Some athletes try to make weight by dehydrating themselves, but that’s a mistake. “We often test our athletes before training and competition, and we can see the effects of dehydration, with loss of power, accuracy, and signs of fatigue earlier,” says Walsh. Dehydration can also cause muscle cramping and increase the risk of heat stroke.
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- How to calculate your macros needs (quickly and easily)
- The best protein foods for boxers
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- The best supplements (that are proven and safe)
- What to eat before an event (and training sessions)
- Ideal post-workout nutrition (for faster recovery)
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- And more, based on our extensive experience coaching world-class athletes
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