REHYDRATE WITH THE 'WHITE TIGER', BROUGHT TO YOU BY AQUAVITA
07 May 2015
Cape Town, South Africa - Many athletes perform big weight cuts for the official weigh-in before and event. This includes dehydrating their bodies in order to shed the final few grams to make their respective eight categories. Rehydrating is a vital step in proper recovery, in order to perform at an elite level the next day. Yesterday, Irshaad ‘White Tiger’ Sayed and Oumpie ‘Lion Heart’ Sebeko faced-off for the first time at the official EFC 39 weigh-in. They will meet in the Hexagon tonight for a highly anticipated grudge match. Bantamweight Sayed runs us through how he rehydrates for peak performance. 1) Rehydrate fully before eating. 2) Sip water slowing after weighing-in, your body can only absorb one litre per hour. 3) Avoid fats, as this inhibits carbohydrates absorption. 4) Don’t eat or drink anything foreign to your body after weigh-in. 5) Eat complex carbs to avoid sugar spikes. Sayed ended the interview stating, “He and his coach disrespected me and I’m going to smash him!” EFC 39: Groenewald vs. van Zyl, presented by BetXchange.com, and takes place at GrandWest, Cape Town, on Thursday 7 May 2015. Tickets on sale at www.computicket.com. Book your cinema ticket to all fights live and in state of the art digital projection at www.sterkinekor.com.