PREVIOUS blogs have spoken about the difference between two types of protein – fast and slow-acting. The latter, casein, is slowly metabolised within the body, but why is this important and where can you get it from? Casein is the predominant protein source found in dairy-based produce, e.g. milk. Compared to other proteins, casein is digested slowly and therefore the nutrients are released at a slower rate. up to 30g of casein makes for ideal bedtime training snacks, as it can deliver vital nutrients throughout the night to help repair and grow your muscles.

All of these options either individually or combined will supply boxers with a good source of protein throughout the night, allowing you to repair and grow muscles after intense training or competition periods. But what are the best training snacks for a boxer at bedtime? Here are four.

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Robert Seaborne BSc (Hons), MS

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