Welcome to the Olympic Race

The race for Olympic qualification has started. Whoever finds himself as one of the top 18 of the World Ranking List at the end of the qualification period will be forever remembered as an Olympian and – even more important – will get the opportunity to compete for Olympic gold. There are many competitions along […]

Things you need to know about sports drink

Sports drink are very common in the world of sports. Everybody knows that sports drink can prolong intense activity, since it provides the body with the fast to use energy it needs. What remains unclear, are the questions of which sport drink and how much. What is the optimal amount of carbohydrates? Carbohydrates are the […]

What not to do when a child is 200g too heavy?

The question of weight cutting in kids is a sensitive issue. My point of view about it is pretty clear: weight cutting is something that should be avoided as much as possible, especially at young age. Kids should eat healthily and consume enough energy for their growth and if a child can’t stay in one […]

Beta-alanine

Beta alanine improves performance in short and intense activities (30sec – 10min). It does so by buffering the acidity of the muscle. Both beta-alanine and sodium bicarbonate, which I discussed in a previous blog post, improve performance using the same tactic, but in a different mechanism. Sodium bicarbonate buffers the acid because bicarbonate is a […]

“I have to watch my weight”

First published in JudoContact “I have to watch my weight.” Every competitive fighter has said this phrase at some point in his career. You put add less food on your plate and skip the delicious dessert. If you couldn’t resist eating chocolate, you’re going to run an extra round to undo the damage because next […]

Sodium bicarbonate

Sodium bicarbonate is one of the cheapest supplements on the market. You can just buy it in your convenient store in the baking section. Sodium bicarbonate, also known under the name baking powder, can improve performance in high intensity exercises lasting 1 – 10 minutes. Combat sport athletes are likely to benefit from this ergogenic […]

How much and what should I drink?

When most people think of healthy nutrition, they think about unprocessed food and loads of fruit and vegetables, but nobody is really bothered about what and how much they should drink. Most people figured out by now that soft drink is not the best choice for a healthy drink, but what is? In the Silicon […]

What is the difference between cutting weight and losing weight?

Losing weight and cutting weight are two terms that are often used in combat sports. Non-athletes might think they mean the same, but when it comes to combat sports they serve a different goal and have a very different approach. Confusing the two bring much misunderstanding to discussions about weight management. Let’s put some structure […]

What should fighters eat before training and why?

Everyone knows that the body needs energy to train and perform optimally, but it is still not completely clear what the right food for training is. In combat sports it is pretty simple: the energy comes mainly from carbohydrates. Energy for the body can come from carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Protein is the least favorite […]

5 nutrition tips for female athletes for that time of that month

Every woman knows what I’m talking about: There is a competition coming up at the wrong date, and you know it is going to be more difficult than usual. All of a sudden your weight jumps, your body is swelling up and you can tell that you’re holding a lot of liquid by the marks […]