Kickboxing requires power and endurance making it beneficial for kickboxers of all experience levels to focus on building strong muscles in the legs, abdominals and upper torso to boost those key skill sets.

Nutritional snacks and drinks are a great way to improve your daily diet to put you in the best shape to improve your performance in the ring or during an intense training camp before a fight.

At Protein Package, we offer the widest range of supplements and health foods in the UK, allowing you to mix and match them in one place. Along with Sidekick Boxing, we’ve curated a list of three products we think will take your kickboxing to the next level.

1) UFIT Protein Shakes

Coming in at the number one spot and as proudly stated on their website, the UFIT protein shakes are ‘the UK’s leading range of everyday health and wellness high protein drinks’ with them now widely available in supermarkets and all reliable health food retailers.

The UFIT shakes are currently available in a wide range of tasty flavours to try which include:

  • Millionaire Shortbread
  • Iced Latte
  • Frosted Gingerbread
  • Fudge Brownie Cake

Offering 25-grams of whey protein and a superb vitamin profile, they’re perfect for keeping in the fridge and whacking into your bag before you leave for your kickboxing session later in the day to support recovery and muscle development afterwards.

If the unique flavour offering isn’t to your liking, you can always consider trying the Grenade Shakes which have very similar macronutrient profiles and flavourings but are a little more on the pricey side compared to UFIT.

2) Applied Nutrition Indulgence Protein Bars

Effectively the snack version of the protein shake and produced by Applied Nutrition, the Indulgence Protein Bars are high protein, low sugar and super convenient. Using natural flavourings and the finest Belgian chocolate that’s melted over thick layers of caramel on top of a crispy base, it’s not hard to figure out why the range is named ‘Indulgence’.

Each serving packs 15-grams of protein that supports your muscles in recovery after kickboxing. But why does protein actually help you recover? It’s strange to imagine but when you work out, your muscles actually get small tears in fibres which need to be repaired so you can continue to train regularly. Increasing your protein intake to a sufficient amount can help speed up the recovery times and let you maintain or grow muscle mass.

Tasting just like a real cake, you’ll be blown away by the fact these bars work for your body and not against it. You’ll also not use up all your calories in one snack with each 50-gram bar being just 199 calories – awesome right?!

Coming in seven indulgent flavours from Chocolate Mint to Birthday Cake, the toughest decision might just be picking which one you’re going to try first!

3) Monster Ultra Energy Drinks

If you’ve been looking for an energy drink that’ll keep you at peak alertness and endurance levels during your sessions and not risk giving you sugar crashes then your search ends here with the Monster Ultra range.

The Monster Ultra Energy Drinks have virtually zero calories, are sugar-free and come in loads of thirst-quenching flavours with at least one certain to do down a treat with your taste buds.

Each 500ml can is fortified with b-vitamins, amino acids and over 150mg of endurance-boosting caffeine that will push you through those mental barriers and last remaining seconds in the ring.

The Final Round

These healthy snacks and nutritional drinks will set you on the way to improving your kickboxing and give you that extra boost when you need it the most before and after exercising.

We can’t finish without listing two of the honourable mentions that slightly missed out on our top recommended kickboxing health products: PER4M Whey, Fibre One Bars and Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Snacks.

Combine these top-rated products with high-quality kickboxing training equipment from Sidekick and you simply can’t go wrong.