nutrition

  • 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...
  • 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 New Lunch Box 5 Must Have Snacks for Every Gear Bag

    Never hear, “give me your lunch money” again because you know jiu-jitsu. Also, you no longer need to carry cash with you because after reading this article you will be prepared for any situation by having some power packed snacks right in your bag. Think about what you carry...
  • Diets Demystified: A Look At Intermittent Fasting

    Ask almost anyone THAT is serious about their jiu-jitsu “HOW MUCH DO YOU WEIGH” AND they’ll be able to tell you in a matter of seconds. If they’re an active competitor they can probably go so far as to tell you in the morning vs afternoon.  Ahh, the joys...
  • Whole Food vs Supplements

    Is it possible for athletes to achieve optimum performance through healthy diet alone? You eat a reasonably good diet, get in some green veggies every day and try to limit the junk food, right?  Why then do you need to use nutritional supplements at all? You don’t. Unless you...
  • Get On The Juice! The Jiu-Jitsu Fighter’s Guide to Healthy Juicing

    When one looks back through human history, the search for performance enhancing foods is clearly evident and dates back several thousand years before even the earliest civilizations had formed. In those primitive times, early humans searched for foods that increased strength and performance in order to be better hunters...
  • The Power of Purple

    Purple fruits and vegetables are the black belts of food. I do not want to sound like your mother, but I will tell you this many times, “Eat your vegetables!” Most of us are not like the average person, we are eating a more balanced diet than them, but...
  • An Apple A Day…

    …keeps the doctor away” is a common saying you’ve probably heard before; however, according to research conducted at the Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan, apples can do more than just prevent illness. Apples can also give us a competitive edge by improving our athletic performance....