eating drinking before a fight

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  1. Gandhi

    Gandhi War Room Deep State Platinum Member

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    fighting this saturday MMA at 7pm

    weigh in is at 12:00 - when should i eat day before - when?

    what should i eat after weight in - right before fight


    i need to lose only a few pounds 2 maybe three I am 174/175 right now my opp weighs 170 and the promoter wants us to be close in weight (at 173 i will be ok)


    thanks
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Try to get at least 600 (700 max) carbs for a few days before the fight. At this point glycogen saturation occurs, meaning you'll prime your muscles with the most energy possible. You can eat pasta, but if you do, make sure you're eating another meal a couple hours later to stabilize your blood sugar.

    Before your fight, 2-4 hours before, you should be eating small meals of low-gly carbs. Brown rice and egg whites would be great, as well as bran (All Bran is great) with fruit. You can have some veggies, but I wouldn't kill it, because you don't want your digestive system working too hard when you fight.
     
  3. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    I eat breakfast (museli) at 8am and rice, pasta and chicken/turkey at 1-2pm. Thats if I weigh in at 4-5pm.
    Usually I wouldn't fight until 7-10pm, so thats about 5 (max 8) hours digestion from the last meal to fighting.
    I sip small amounts of water from friday night (8pm) till after I weigh in at 4 and that helps keep the weight off for me.
    After I weigh in, I sip a litre of 50:50 apple juice and water to help rehydrate me
     
  4. Gandhi

    Gandhi War Room Deep State Platinum Member

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    thanks guys

    desc win
     
  5. Gandhi

    Gandhi War Room Deep State Platinum Member

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    the brown rice and eggs plus fruit worked great for the W thanks a ton guys who hoo
     
  6. supersudo

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    good info!

    also, do u guys think it would be beneficial to take a caffiene pill before competition?.. my friend has a gracie book that says the gracie's recommend guarana (same chemical makeup of caffiene)
     
  7. Ruick

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    whats a meal that i can eat after pasta, that will stabilize my blood sugar?
     

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