Competition eating...

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  1. Jackson 2012

    Jackson 2012 Orange Belt

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    I'm a white belt with 2 competitions under my belt (one no gi, the other gi).

    In the first, registration was at 9am, yet I didnt get to compete until almost 7pm. Not knowing when I was up, I barely ate anything all day.

    In the second, it was a similar story. We were told it should be over by 4pm. Registration was at 10, matches started at around 1pm, and my first match wasnt until after 4. Then I had two others, almost right after each other... ie/ no energy.

    So basically, I didnt eat properly on the day of the competition, which added to the adrenaline, nerves, etc, meant I didnt do as well as I perhaps could have. Nonetheless, it was all good experience.

    I'm hoping to be a little better prepared for my next comp, which is next Saturday. To the regulars, what do you normally eat the day(s) before the competition and also the day of the competition. How much time do you allow before your last meal/snack (whatever) and your first match?
     
  2. mrshadeed

    mrshadeed Yellow Belt

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    As a rule, I always try to weigh-in on the evening before the competition. This allows me to relax and enjoy a 'normal' meal. I tend to eat salmon or some type of fish that is steamed or baked, along with a salad or rice. Nothing too heavy.

    On competition day, I always eat breakfast. This could be oatmeal or 2 Nutra Grain bars. Throughout the competition day while at the venue, I bring several snacks ranging from 100-200 calories. This could be banana, granola bars, fruit snacks.

    I tend to drink water with zero calorie 'flavor enhancers' like Propel or Crystal Light.

    Adrenaline and nerves will cause most competitors to burn out quickly on competition day. Eat every 2-3 hours and stay relaxed and you'll be fine.
     
  3. georgwilhelm**

    georgwilhelm** Banned Banned

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    Also got a question: If you don't have to worry about weight, what should one eat on competition day, in the morning, in between matches etc? And what on the night before?
     
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  4. Denoginizer

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    Thought this thread would be about hotdog eating competitions... left disappointed
     
  5. thecreator

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    Enter with the hunger to win, get in the zone ignoring all except for sticking to high paced rhythmic eating.
     
  6. cuality

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    Dunk bread in water and double dog it.
     
  7. Fandango

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    I've heard of people bringing those honey-sticks to eat during comps. I've never done that I usually bring some fruit, nuts and water/ Gatorade. Works for me
     
  8. 35andOver

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    PB and J on wheat bread, diet cokes and candy right before the match.

    That's my diet every day though.
     
  9. StevenCrowder

    StevenCrowder wiener

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    Hard boiled eggs (from a good source).
    Fruit.

    All set, son.
     
  10. Dirty Holt

    Dirty Holt Black Belt Professional Fighter

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    You have to be shitting me. You think eating hard boiled eggs on the side of the mat is a good idea?
     
  11. Ice 9 Cobra

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    I like dried mango and pedialyte/water
     
  12. Mat

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    Sounds like a recipe for some gas, comments?
     
  13. georgwilhelm**

    georgwilhelm** Banned Banned

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    What do you guys eat on the night before comp?
     
  14. The Apostle

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    Try to post a video...

     

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