The first *warning that I will give to you is related to the use of diuretics. Several deaths and many close calls have resulted from bodybuilders and MMA athletes utilizing diuretics, and if you mix them with Pedialyte, Gatorade, or some other saline (high sodium) or solution you stand an even greater risk for a fatality.
It is the defining factor that separates champion’s and those athletes who have a short lifespan in the sport. In today’s sporting arena, athletes or separated by 1000th of the second, or a point. Domination over a sport is not a likely entity to be seen anymore.
Smaller colleges have beaten larger colleges in many sports. Mixed martial arts has several instructors and thousands of websites that are all geared on providing information about how to have the best technique to win a fight. Great athletes will suffer injuries and most amateurs will never make the pros status due to nutritional limitations. These are just simple facts in the sport of MMA.
It is extremely frustrating as an athlete to try to get the correct information on nutrition. Most of the products that you will read about in the magazines will be related to exaggerated advertising claims. The difficulty and your confusion is directly related to the multitude of choices available.
Today’s nutrition has many advantages to offer the MMA athlete. Quick digesting proteins, high absorption creatine, beta-alanine, branch chained amino acids (BCAAs), growth stimulants, recovery drinks, etc., all have been formed out of the process of success and failures from various other sports.
There is no one else in the MMA world that is more trained to talk about MMA diet and nutrition than Frank Shamrock. Below is a video where Frank is talking openly and honestly in this martial arts class about nutrition and diet. Take a look: