The following reviews will be coming down the pipeline over the next couple of weeks:
-Tussle Fight Gear Vale Tudo shorts and sports bra
-Fighter Girls Vale Tudo shorts
-Jaco long sleeve rashguard
-Shin guards round-up
-Please let me know if there is any other gear you would like reviewed or any gear you have tried recently.
Several weeks ago the schedule at our gym changed. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I teach three one-hour classes in a row: women's kickboxing, fighter conditioning and striking strategy. Each of these classes are very physically demanding and even if I don't train all of them I still feel tuckered out by the time that last class rolls around.
I am not really in to using workout supplementation; I eat a lot of food throughout the day and usually that is enough to get me through my workout and back home for dinner. However, this three hour session has been kicking my ass so I decided to follow the advice I give my own clients and concoct a drink I can take down before the striking strategy class.
Peri-Workout supplementation is taken during a workout. For this type of high intensity, glucose-depleting training I recommend clients take a 2:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein in the form of a shake. However, right now I am trying to lean out a little more and increase my muscle mass so I am doing a little less carbs and more protein. I feel like a nerd for jumping on the coconut water bandwagon but damn if it isn't delicious. Plus juice gives me heartburn.
L.A.'s Peri-Workout shake
8oz O.N.E. coconut water
1/2 scoop plain protein powder
3-4 ice cubes
100 Calories total
What type of supplementation do you use during your training sessions?