Sunday, May 31, 2009

3 Supplements Wrestlers Should Consider If Cutting Weight!

Before I begin with today's tip on supplements for wrestlers
who cut weight, I'd like to say that if it were up to me nobody would cut weight...

...then we would see a whole, new-level of peak performance wrestling!

But since it's not up to me, I want to help you do it  correctly if you so choose...

Here goes...


Supplements for Wrestlers


Maybe one of the biggest reasons wrestlers fail to 
perform at their best is because they don't ever recover from wrestling and training.

Most wrestlers that I know get over-trained half-way through the season.

You simply cannot go to school all day, wrestle at practice, wrestle at club, wrestle 
at tournaments, dual meets, workout, do homework, family commitments, cut weight, etc. without 
burning out...

There has to be a balance.

The previous sections in this ecourse have addressed some things that will help...

Sometimes, you have to look at your nutrition in order to prevent burn-out and over-training.

Since many wrestlers cut weight, it's even harder to get the nutrition your body needs to wrestle at 
its best.

This is where supplementation can be a good thing.

*** Always get your doctor's advise before 
taking any supplements***

There are a lot of bogus supplements and companies out there.

I've made myself a guinea pig over the years in order to find out what supplements will give wrestlers 
an advantage...

Here are the supplements that I find most helpful in preventing overtraining and burnout in wrestlers:

The Post-Workout Recovery Drink 

What you consume immediately following a grueling practice or workout is the most important thing 
you can do to recover, and continue wrestling well.

Post-workout recovery drinks should be consumed immediately following practice or working out.

If you are on a tight budget, I'd recommend that you drink 16 oz. of chocolate milk within 20 minutes 
of practice or a workout.

Chocolate milk contains protein and simple sugars in the correct amounts to aid in recovery.

You can even make your own drink by mixing: 

o Apple or grape juice (60-80 grams of sugar) 
o 1 scoop whey protein (about 22 grams)

This is a step up from chocolate milk...



L-glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the 
body. It is the key to preventing muscle breakdown 
when your body is working too hard.

L-glutamine can help you keep muscle on your body 
when you are cutting weight.

It spares the muscle when you aren't eating enough 
calories and allows the body to use fat for energy 

It is found in many whey protein powders, so you 
might not need to look further than your protein 


Branched Chain Amino Acids 

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA's) are Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine.

These amino acids also help the body spare muscle in times of stress and low calories.

They can be very helpful in allowing a wrestler to make it through the demands of the season, and 
still stay strong.


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