Before you engage in Kickboxing, Strength and Conditioning, Brazilian
Ideally, you eat a
The choice is easy. Eat….a banana.
There are a whole host of reasons why bananas are a great pre-workout snack, so let’s take a look at why this piece of fruit offers so many benefits before your training session:
Potassium: Long known for their abundance of potassium, this mineral is vital for hydration and keeping your muscles firing on all cylinders. Potassium helps to keep your fluid levels
even,and serves to transmit electrical pulses to allow proper muscles function. Often times when athletes feel tired or depleted during their kickboxing, muay thai, or weight lifting sessions it is because of a lack of potassium in their body.
Easy Digestion: The last thing you want is a bunch of heavy food sitting in your body while trying to do kickboxing or muay
thai. Bananas are primarily simple sugars so they digest easily, helping you to avoid feeling bloated or gassy. While proteins and fats take a while to break down, carbohydrates are easier for the body to process.
Sustained Energy: While digesting comfortably in your stomach, bananas give you the easy-to-use carbohydrates you can use for energy during your kickboxing or muay
thaisessions. Bananas typically have more sugar than water basedfruits, giving you enough fuel for your hour longtraining session.
So next time you’re in a pinch and need an energy booster for kickboxing, muay
thai, or any kind of physical activity, grab a banana and enjoy the many benefits it will provide!
Jim Sheppard coaches Cardio Kickboxing and