GET IN THE RING
Intense bouts. Long training sessions. Boxers put their bodies
through the mill. Lucozade Sport keeps them hydrated and alert in
the ring - and then helps them recover and maintain their fighting
weight after the final bell.
TIPS FROM GB BOXING NUTRITIONIST MARK ELLISON
WHAT'S FUELLING YOU?
Lunch is your most important meal of the day, especially as the
majority of amateur training takes place in the evening. Fuel
yourself properly by eating carbs like couscous, rice, pasta or
Boxing is a fast and explosive sport - which puts a lot of
stress on your muscles. Try to get 10-20g of protein down you as
soon as you can after exercising to kick start your recovery.
Boxers can produce over a litre of sweat every hour in training
and bouts. Weigh yourself before and after exercising to find out
how much fluid you've lost. Then try to match that amount by
Lucozade Sport Lite - it also restores carbs and electrolytes,
without the calories.
If you need to make weight for a competition, plan carefully and
spread your efforts over at least 4-6 weeks. Losing weight through
dehydration is bad for your health - and your performance. Much
better is to reduce your energy intake by 250-500 calories per day
- do this and you should lose 0.25-0.5kg per week.