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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Honey cake

For the Jewish New Year I decided to write a few words about the tastiest dish in the Rosh Hashana’s menu: Honey cake. For the Jewish people it symbolizes the wish that the New Year will be as sweet as honey. Honey cakes are delicious and full of calories, but if you consume them at […]

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 […]

4 supplements for competition

Today I share with you some supplements that might help you win a fight. These items can give you a push in the right direction, but can’t replace a good nutrition base. Supplements can only help if you’ve got your baseline right: Preparing your body for a competition starts already a few days before the […]

How coffee can help you perform better?

Did you know that caffeine can improve your performance? Caffeine is probably the most used supplement in the world, without people being aware of if benefits. Athlete use caffeine in competition to increase alertness and reaction time. The use of caffeine increases adrenaline, heart rate and blood pressure. It is found to improve endurance, high intensity […]