MMA Supplements: Why a Fighter Needs to Take Supplements

8:37 PM Posted by: Toshi O. 0 comments

Whether or not a Pride FC Fighter needs to take mma supplements for preparation, for an actual bout, or after the match, mixed martial arts supplements are in debate for some mma fighters. For me the answer is quite clear.

Bout training involves a fighter that will be involved in a bout training camp and will be going through a very regimented routine to ready their body and mind for a brawl. These pre-fight ready camps usually last about four weeks and will involve much trauma and injury to the Mixed martial artist's body. MMA supplements can help here. While many mma vitamins are made, each has a unique ability tailored to a certain Mixed martial artist's regiment. Some mma vitamins will aid with muscle and joint recovery, while others will be used for increasing VO2 and VO-max.

For the actual bout, many UFC Fighters are forced to weigh-in and come into the fight at a pre-determined weight class. In the larger mma bout organizations, fighters are given a 24-hour time period where a Mixed martial artist weighs in and actually fights. This grace period allows a Mixed martial artist to dehydrate before the weigh-in, and regain their water weight and mass to perform at the best conditions for the fight. MMA supplements exist to assist UFC Fighters in both the dehydration period, as well as the weight re-uptake. Thus, making it possible for a Mixed martial artist to weigh into the match at a much higher weight than originally set, giving the fighter a big advantage.

MMA supplements, while very often used during the preparations of a brawl, are often neglected for after brawl schedules. Ironically, this is when a UFC Fighter is most vitamin deprived, and where the biggest benefit could be obtained. During the preparation of the brawl, UFC Fighters will often obsess about every calorie; protein and liquid that enters their body, but after the match has taken place, the MMA fighter generally consider themselves off the training schedule. Fighters are well known for putting on post-fight pounds in the event that another bout is not lined up for them. MMA supplements would aid a fighter in both muscle and joint recovery, but also to maintain peak performance levels for the next brawl.

 


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