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    Primal Boxing - Nutrition?

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    Hi guys.

    I've found that since I've been paleo/primal, my boxing performance has seriously suffered. After about 20 minutes in, my shoulders burn from holding my arms up and quite frankly, they feel no stronger than big lumps of jello.

    The people I box with have noticed that my performance has dropped too - quite depressing really.

    Is this a nutrition issue? Lack of carbs? (I'm around 100 to 150 grams of carbs a day and 5'11", 154lbs.)

    Advice will be much appreciated

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    How long are your training sessions?

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    Have you tried eating bannanas/ sweet potatos/ nut butters before training?

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    20 mins into what? tell us exactly what your training consists of.

    By that stage your body should be burning fat efficiently like any other sport primal people do, your glcvogen wont have depeleted by that time. Having said that, if you are active don't be afraid of good carbs. and use them to recover faster, do you train often?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockstareddy View Post
    20 mins into what? tell us exactly what your training consists of.

    By that stage your body should be burning fat efficiently like any other sport primal people do, your glcvogen wont have depeleted by that time. Having said that, if you are active don't be afraid of good carbs. and use them to recover faster, do you train often?
    Sorry, 20 minutes into sparring.

    Strength training 3x/week, boxing 2x/week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurb999 View Post
    How long are your training sessions?
    2 hours. - 2 hours of very, very intense work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeatMe216 View Post
    Have you tried eating bannanas/ sweet potatos/ nut butters before training?
    I've tried sweet potato and butter nut squash about 2 hours prior to training - it didn't seem to make a difference.

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    How long have you been at it (eating primal) and do you get enough saturated fats?

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    if eating sweet potatoe didn't make a differnce, I doubt the primal lifestyle is the problem...

    20 mins sparring is a long time mate!? you managed this no problem before? fats will supply you with far more calories for your workouts. Just be wary of recovery time needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowcooker View Post
    How long have you been at it (eating primal) and do you get enough saturated fats?
    4 or 5 months. Plenty of sat. fats.

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