How not to get fat as a judo coach

An article for judoinside.com It’s January and the 2019 World Judo Tour is about to take off. Last year we talked about how to keep your weight in check as an athlete when competing multiple competition in a row. Nobody ever thinks about it, but also for coaches this can be a challenge. Coaching athletes on the World Circuit means travelling a lot, dining out most of the time and working round the clock. Just like athletes, coaches need to take care of their health. Nutrition wise this can be challenging.   Read more on judoinside.com

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 of your socks on your leg after a busy day. The food cravings don’t make it any easier. Yes, it is again that time of the month. Nothing to do about it, or is there? Here are a few tips that can help you control […]

Can Cyrille Maret lose 16kg in 5 weeks?

The Masters is the last competition of the judo world tour competitions of the IJF.  It is special since only the top 16 judokas in each weight category can participate, unlike other competitions in which the limitation is of number of competitors of each country. Winning one fight in the Masters yields 468 ranking points – more than a bronze medal in the Judo European Championship; participation alone is 200 points, same as winning two European open tournaments. In spite of the relatively easy to get ranking points, it’s interesting to see that not all top players are competing. -57kg […]

6 Mistakes Athletes Who Lost Weight Make After Weigh-in

Written by Amelie Rosseneu for Judoinside Congratulations you made weight! What’s next? A big celebration meal? Probably not the best idea. Passing a weigh-in is only the beginning – you still need to conquer that gold medal. So how do you prepare your body for the competition? The theory is that you need to try to make up for your deficiencies. If you had to cut weight before the weigh-in you probably are lacking some liquid, carbohydrates and maybe electrolytes (salts). Just as in weight cutting, there are some common mistakes that it is best to avoid.   Mistake #1: […]

Let’s talk about golden scores and nutrition

Today we recover from a whole week of spectacular judo as the World Championships came to an end. I have to say that I like the new rules. Giving an immediate hansoko-make for grabbing the leg was a bit too harsh, cancelling out yuko is difficult for me to accept, but it makes judo much easier to understand for new spectators. I especially like that shido doesn’t win fights anymore in regular time. Athletes stopped playing the shido game and are looking for a positive scores. It makes the fights more appealing to the eye of the spectators. This new […]