Thread: Lack Of Energy In BJJ
12/06/2007 12:19pm, #11Originally Posted by Zendetta
I find that on some days I have low energy and lay on my back and get raped. On other days, I'm all over people. I don't see any particular rhyme or reason to it. Although on cold days I generally feel like crap.
12/06/2007 12:31pm, #12
Originally Posted by The Question
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Same here. It's pretty random for me. Somedays I'll feel great when I get to class, then crash and burn as soon as the physical activity starts. Some days I'll feel tired as hell, but when I get started I feel like I could go all night. Same thing with lifting. Damn if I know.
Do you get enough sleep?
12/06/2007 12:32pm, #13
I have been able to overcome this by eating whole grains with every meal and drinking tea an hour before training. This has helped me out a lot, but I still have a few nights every now and then where all I can do is just bridge and try not to be submitted. Energy (lack of it) can be a real bitch.
12/06/2007 12:33pm, #14
You need to tack on two smaller meals to what you're already eating.
12/06/2007 12:34pm, #15
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Any fat intake? From what I've read fat is still needed in a diet. BB books suggest flax seed oil or omega 3 supplements.
12/06/2007 12:35pm, #16
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Anthony, what supplements, if any do you take with your diet? Fish/flax oil? Multis? Vitamin C?? BTW, it's not one source but many (Charles Poliquin among them) that recommend taking vitamin C (500mg to 1000mg) an hour before doing any type of strenous exercise.
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12/06/2007 1:32pm, #17
What everyone else said: more meals over the course of the day, more good fats, some nice slow-burn carbs 1.5 hours or so before you train. Also, Franco Columbu says "leave the yolks in that morning omelette."“Most people do not do, but take refuge in theory and talk, thinking that they will become good in this way” -- Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, II.4
12/06/2007 1:36pm, #18
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bread.potatoes,dairy and any high glycemic index carbs are very bad for you
12/06/2007 2:04pm, #19
12/06/2007 2:05pm, #20
Sorry I forgot to put in what I take for supps.
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Glucosamine HCI 1500mg
Chondroitin Sulfate Sodium 1200mg
2000mg of fish oil.Originally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel