July 4 2011 Meal Plan of the Week- The Fighter Diet
July 4 2011 Nutritional Regimen of the Week
The Fighter Diet
The fighters' diet is much different from a bodybuilder’s diet; this is where most people go wrong. A bodybuilder’s goal is to look as ripped as possible; unfortunately being super low in body fat hinders performance. Yes, I am saying you need a bit of fat on your body for numerous reasons such as joint lubrication, protection of organs, and for fuel.
The bulk calories of your diet should derive from complex carbohydrates such as yams, brown rice, oatmeal, vegetables, quinoa etc. Complex carbohydrates are the bodies main source of energy, so if you restrict carbohydrates, you are restricting energy, which restricts performance. A fighter should be consuming anywhere from 1.5g-2.5g/lb on very intense training days. If you are able to function on training days with very restricted calories, chances are you are not training hard enough.
Protein is vital to repair and growth of muscle fibers. Protein sources must always be consumed with carbohydrates and come from sources such as chicken, turkey, white fish, salmon, eggs, egg whites, lean ground beef, and whey. A fighter should be consuming anywhere from 1g/lb-1.4g/lb.
Healthy fats are vital. Healthy fats repair the body, transport fat-soluble vitamins, lubricate the joints, and maintain a healthy heart. Fats to be consumed are peanut butter, almonds, avocado, olive oil, omega-3 fish oil, fish sources etc. Fats should make up 20% of the calories in your diet.
Sample fighter diet
¾ cup of Oats
4 egg whites
2 whole eggs
3g omega-3 fish oil
Meal 2[(pre training) Highest carb meal]
1 cup of brown rice
7oz Black COD
Meal 3[(post training) recovery meal)
20g of dextrose (fast digesting sugar)
200ml of grape juice
½ a banana
40g of whey protein
5oz sweet potato
7oz lean ground beef
Meal 5(repair meal)
100g of cottage cheese
2 egg whites
30g of whey protein
1 tbsp of natural almond butter
3g-omega 3 fish oil
Every athlete, especially fighters should always be consuming a calorie rich diet, with a split of 50/30/20- carbohydrates-proteins-fats. Carbohydrates are your body’s main source for energy; so don’t cut them, because you will be cutting your performance in the octagon short!
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Date Published : 2011-07-09 17:24:11
Written By : Amer “the Hammer” Kamra-Nasm-cpt-ces
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