Burning energy doing Muay Thai MMA

Muay Thai & MMA Energy Supplements

This isn’t rocket science; to function properly, our muscles need fuel.

High-intensity Muay Thai / MMA training or competition has high energy requirements. During exercise, our muscles metabolize glycogen (our body’s carbohydrate store) to produce energy.

Once our glycogen reserves are depleted, blood glucose is used to fuel the workout. This glucose must be replenished.

If not, exercise performance will decrease rapidly – and in the extreme, you may ‘bonk’ or ‘hit the wall’ - a place nobody wants to go.

Our body derives glucose from carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, with carbs being by far the highest contributor.

So how are we going to get enough carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into our body to give us enough energy to train or fight? And how much of each do we need? Energy products for exercise come in many forms – energy bars, sports drinks, energy gels, etc. often also including additional vitamin and mineral supplements to maximize the effectiveness of your workout.

Fight-Fuel.com independently reviews a range of popular energy supplements to fuel your MMA or Muay Thai activities.

Different training goals require different fueling plans. We’ll discuss carbohydrate vs fat vs protein makeup, sources of each, absorption and metabolism rates, helping you can hit the optimum energy levels for your Muay Thai / MMA sessions.