• Power To The Pasta

    Meet your new pre-competition training partner, carbohydrates. It’s the finals match in your weight division. You’ve had three matches before this one. You’re down by an advantage, in bottom side control with a big guerilla of a man (or woman) on your chest. You can hear your coach screaming...
  • WHAT’S THE BEEF? Meat Eaters Guide To Eating Meat

    Part 1: Picking your body’s training partner There’s a small percentage of athletes out there who are vegetarian or vegan; I am not part of that group. I hold nothing against it, but I succumb to the deep down channeling of my inner primal urges and desire meat in...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
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