I'm currently getting ready for a TKD tournament in September (ITF-based, sport/light contact sparring and forms). As part of the training, I'm trying to ensure that I'm keeping a diet that maintains a proper energy level for competition/training as well as allowing for healing from the rigors of everyday training. My current training routine consists of:
- Calisthenics (daily; 10-20 minutes)
- Technique Drills (daily; 15-30 minutes)
- Strength/Weight Lifting (3/week; 20 minutes)
- Sparring (3-5/week; 20-40 minutes)
- Tabata interval runs (2/week)
- Jogging (1-2/week; 30 minutes)
All training is at full intensity, though there tend to breaks between sets during weight lifting (2-3 minutes). While no plan can meet the needs of every martial artist, it seems like there should be some basic outline that is more broadly applicable. So the question is this, Is there a generally accepted diet for competition martial arts and if so, what is it?