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Martial Arts Nutrition

Martial arts nutrition deals with diet and nutrition to positively affect a practitioner’s performance. By focusing on the quality and quantity and balanced consumption of carbohydrates, fats, minerals, proteins, vitamins and supplements, a practitioner hopes to enhance his or her performance.

Successful martial arts nutrition can lead to improved body chemistry for balance, explosive power, better mobility, greater speed and strength, increased energy for intense workouts, higher endurance for sport and self-defense situations, speedier recovery times, strengthened immune systems and maintenance of a healthy body weight.

Before starting any diet, practitioners should consult with the proper nutrition and medical experts to find out what their bodies specifically need.

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  1. UFC Fighter Frank Mir’s MMA Diet and MMA Workouts for Powering Up His MMA Techniques

    UFC Fighter Frank Mir’s MMA Diet and MMA Workouts for Powering Up His MMA Techniques

    Two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir explains how he balances diet, workouts and MMA training against the backdrop of family and everyday life. Learn from a guy who’s definitely “been there, done that” so YOU can start improving your OWN program!
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  2. Download Your New FREE Guide — How to Start Your Own MMA Diet and Conditioning Plan For Stronger Self-Defense Moves!

    Download Your New FREE Guide — How to Start Your Own MMA Diet and Conditioning Plan For Stronger Self-Defense Moves!

    Having a stronger, better-conditioned body will boost your performance regardless of which martial arts style you practice — and MMA fighters serve as a template for optimal conditioning. Learn how they eat and train so YOU can get fit to fight!
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  3. How Sen No Rikyu Used the Japanese Tea Ceremony for Samurai Training

    How Sen No Rikyu Used the Japanese Tea Ceremony for Samurai Training

    I’ve sat in the tiny space of Tai’an, the tea hut in Kyoto, Japan, that was among the last places Sen no Rikyu performed the Japanese tea ceremony. His descendants, more than 400 years later, continue to carry on the art. Sitting alone in that shadowy two-mat space where he
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  4. Will Natural Energy Boosters Improve Your Martial Arts Training?

    Will Natural Energy Boosters Improve Your Martial Arts Training?

    Success in the martial arts hinges on a number of attributes: cardiovascular capability, endurance, strength, balance, speed and agility, to name a few. One thing they all have in common is energy.

    If you’re a professional martial artist, you need to sustain your energy level over long training sessions and in
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  5. Martial Arts Training Tips for Cutting Weight

    Martial Arts Training Tips for Cutting Weight

    Sports nutrition not only enables you to stoke your furnace with the best energy-boosting and recovery-enhancing food, but it also gives you the tools to understand the inner workings of your physiology, including how to achieve optimal body composition. Why is that important? Because at some point in your life,
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  6. The Gracie Diet: The Secret to Royce Gracie’s UFC Success

    The Gracie Diet: The Secret to Royce Gracie’s UFC Success

    Question: If you had to choose between knowing jiu-jitsu and following the Gracie Diet, what would it be? Rorion Gracie’s answer is simple: “the diet, no doubt about it.”
    By now, everyone in the martial arts world knows about Helio Gracie’s generational reboot of full-contact competition. His eldest son Rorion dreamed
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