Eating for Anaerobic & Aerobic Workouts

I found some helpful diet strategies for fighters and grapplers from that I plan to show my 12-year-old son.

This week is a little different since he is doing Teen MMA Camp in the mornings and swim practice in the evenings. He really does need to eat differently. Below is what the website suggests:


I think this is a well-thought-out and practical plan for eating if a person is training intensely anaerobicly. But because my son also swims (trains aerobicly), he probably eats 3 times the amount as a regular 12-year-old because he needs the calories.

So something new I learned today is that eating carbs after workout is the right thing to do. Protein consumption should be happening before in small doses every 2-3 hours.