• Mineral Miracles

    Have you ever had a craving to eat dirt? It sounds bizarre, but people have been eating dirt for a long time. Why? Pliny the Elder, an ancient Roman author and natural philosopher documents people eating the soil on the Greek island of Lemnos. Hippocrates, the father of western...
  • Gracie Essentials Gracie Whey

    Whey protein is probably one of, if not the most, popular dietary supplement among jiu-jitsu athletes. Because the rigors of jiu-jitsu can take a pretty heavy toll on our bodies and muscles, we need protein that aids in the overall recovery process. Whey protein is one of the two...
  • Getting A Grip On Heat.

    How to submit food with the proper techni-heat There is the saying, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” Let’s go ahead and smash past the naysayers and learn how to, not only handle the heat in our kitchens, but master it. We spend our...
  • The Ultimate Guide to Smoothies

    Are you constantly hearing about juicing and smoothies from everyone in the gym, office or on the ever-trusty resource that is the Internet? That is because they are big right now and like every other food craze, there are the misconceptions that because it’s healthy, all variations are healthy....
  • Cauliflower – Good For More Than Just Ears

    When you hear the term “superfood” thrown around, the first items that come to mind are maybe acai, almonds, avocados, quinoa, kale… the list goes on. One common vegetable you’ve probably been eating since your parents used to force it on you that does deserve to be on every...
  • Make Every Z Count!

    You’ve heard how important it is to get 7-9 hours of good sleep each night. This is when your body heals itself. When thinking about recovery most athletes think about sore muscles, but you also need to consider your structural system of ligaments, tendons and joints, your hormonal system,...
  • Need a Guilty-Free Snack? Try Some Healthy Kale Chips

    It’s that kale, again! It’s so hot right now. We all know how sometimes we just crave a snack. They’re delicious, easy to find and a pleasure to eat. The problem is that most snacks are also unhealthy, carrying tons of salt, processed sugar and trans fat. So, here’s...
  • The Joys of Nut Butters

    If you’ve been a kid, which we all have been, except for the Miyao Bros who were created in a lab specifically for jiu-jitsu, then we have fond memories of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. You remember those delicious and easy sandwiches our parents whipped together in an instant...
  • Overcoming Plateaus

    A typical learning curve is characterized by a slow start, rapid acceleration, and finally, the dreaded plateau. At first, most people have difficulty learning a new skill because many of the initial concepts are foreign. In jiu-jitsu, this is akin to learning the names of positions and techniques as...
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