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Old 06-24-2008, 10:16 PM   #1
Anton Emery
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 145
Default Eating and grappling/MMA

I am wondering what peoples' diets are like here who do a good deal of BJJ/grappling or MMA. I have been eating pretty much unmeasured Paleo for the last month or so, with occasional cheats on the weekends. My grappling performance really has not been so good lately, though it could be a variety of factors.

From my understanding grappling/MMA largely uses the glycotic energy system, though the ATP and oxidative systems are also used to some extent. So do we need more carbs than someone who is strictly O-lifting or Crossfitting? Should they be only Paleo approved carbs like sweet potatoes?

I seem to have no energy on the mat lately, and i think i need to start logging my diet so i can figure out what is going on. Part of it could be because i am not rolling as much as i used to. Lately its been 2 maybe 3 times a week as opposed to 4-5 times. I have been doing Crossfit 3 times a week in addition to grappling. I have plenty of energy for the Crossfit workouts, but for me i think at least for grappling no amount of conditioning replaces being on the mat.

Anyways, i would be interested to hear what others have to say about their eating. Strict Paleo, Zone, or buffet free for all?

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