Why Fighters take MMA Supplements

8:24 PM Posted by: Toshi O. 0 comments

Whether or not a UFC fighter needs to take mma supplements for preparation, for an actual fight, or after the brawl, mma vitamins are in debate for some mma fighters. For me the answer is quite clear.

Bout preparation involves a Mixed martial artist that will be involved in a brawl training camp and will be going through a very strict 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 fighter's body. MMA supplements can help here. While many mixed martial arts supplements are made, each has a unique ability tailored to a certain mma fighter's regiment. Some mixed martial arts vitamins will aid with muscle and joint recovery, while others will be used for increasing VO2 and VO-max.

For the actual fight, many MMA fighters are required to weigh-in and come into the fight at a pre-determined weight class. In the larger mma bout organizations, Mixed martial artists are given a 24-hour time period where a UFC Fighter 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 peak conditions for the fight. MMA supplements exist to aid Mixed martial artists in both the dehydration period, as well as the weight re-uptake. Thus, making it possible for a fighter to weigh into the brawl at a much heavier weight than originally set, giving the fighter a competitive advantage.

MMA supplements, while very often used during the preparations of a fight, are often neglected for after bout regiments. Ironically, this is when a Mixed martial artist is most vitamin deprived, and where the most benefit could be obtained. During the preparation of the bout, MMA fighters will often obsess about every calorie; protein and liquid that enters their body, but after the bout has taken place, the UFC Fighter generally consider themselves off the conditioning schedule. UFC Fighters are well known for putting on post-fight pounds in the event that another brawl 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 bout.

 


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