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Conor McgGegor
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Now that MMA star Conor McGregor is no longer starving himself, he has bulked up. He is so used to dehydration and caloric restriction that it must feel good to eat again. He has been eating six meals a day to stay in great shape, and he put on about 34 pounds — talk about bulk! He now weighs around 190 vs. his 156-pound fighting weight. Gaining weight is easy after starving your body for so long. It is a rebound effect. His body is probably thanking him.

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Does your energy seem to fade when you need it most? Well, to have stamina like Ferguson, Poirier, and Khalib, besides training, you need to optimize your energy. These foods will help supercharge your body and prevent you hitting the wall.

First, you have to be careful of those energy drinks. They give you that instant pump, but they fade away quickly. And when they fade, you don’t just go back to normal. And that is not good going into the second or third round. So, understand food is the fuel needed for sustainable energy. Sustainability is the name of the game. Learn how to energize sustainability, rather than just energize. Know the best foods you need to eat to optimize your performance. Because, not all foods are created equal.

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Martial arts and MMA are intense sports that require a ton of training. However, with that training, you must optimize and maximize your nutrition to maximize performance. In sports performance, the timing of taking supplements and nutrition is critical to be effective for your workout. Here are the five best supplements to help you pre and post-training.
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Eating before your martial arts training is just as important as wearing your Gi. Unfortunately, there is a myth that eating before your workout will hamper your training. As I said, it is a myth. Training on an empty stomach is like driving your car further than the gas you have in the tank. Exactly, you can't.
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