BJJAGB Anti-Doping Team, , Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 6PN.
You are right, that extra slice of chocolate cake or pizza is not going to kill you, however, will it help you reach your goals?
The answer to this question, of course, depends on your goals. If your aim is to compete at the highest level, you may consider skipping that extra slice.
Good nutrition & hydration is as important as practicing your sparring, throwing, grappling techniques or hitting your fitness targets. Remember it is good practice to get your nutritional needs right as this will improve your health and keep your immune system strong
If you train for a year leading up to the BJJAGB National Championships the last thing you want is to get sick and have wasted all that time and effort.
Good personal hygiene and being generally smart about what you are doing is good and safe practice, you would not want to be missing time on the mat and competitions, as this will impact on our development.
Education and learning is key to building the right nutritional foundations to positively benefit performance, including both theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
The 10 Commandments of Nutrition
BJJAGB Anti-Doping Team