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Category Archive: Articles, Health, Nutrition

‘True weight loss’ vs ‘Cutting weight’: Sports Dietitian Sets The Record Straight

  Written by Reid Reale BHlthSc(Hons), MDiet – Sports Dietitian and BJJ black belt combatsportsnutrition.com. Reid works with many of the best judo, boxing, taekwondo and wrestling athletes...

Gracies Launch Belt System for Gracie Diet

  Carlos Gracie copied and adapted a nutritional regimen, from the Argentinean/French naturist Juan Esteve Dulin, and is now marketed as the Gracie Diet. Following the Hippocratean maxim...

Low Carb vs High Carb Diet for Athletes – The End of Dieting for Athletes

  In recent years the debate between the pro carb and pro fat camps has reignited with many suggesting ketosis is the optimal way to achieve athletic performance and carbs should be avoided at...

Performance Nutrition For Wrestlers After Cutting Weight

  Wrestlers and fighters cut weight for competition so they can have an advantage in combat. Whether you’re a youth, high school, college or professional athlete, being the largest...

Conor McGregor’s Nutritionist on the Move to Lightweight at UFC 197

  UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is going from featherweight to lightweight, and he’s starting to put some serious muscle mass. McGregor will face Rafael dos Anjos in the UFC 197...

Immunity Booster Cold Buster Smoothie from Redzovic Jiu-Jitsu

  Winter is coming and, especially with the cold and flu season, it’s important to know what we can do to keep a strong and balanced immune system to stay healthy and avoid infections. Check...

An Inside Look At The 20,000 Calorie/ Day Diet of a Strongman Champion

  Training for strongman competition involves building overall strength in the gym, and training with competition implements to gain familiarity. In the gym it is necessary to train the entire...

Bulletproof Coffee Done The Redzovic Jiu-Jitsu Way

  Bulletproof Coffee is, essentially, a hot coffee, plus two tablespoons of butter, plus a tablespoon of MCT oil (that’s medium chain triglyceride oil, which we’ll talk more about in...

Nutrition For Grapplers: The Wonderful Benefits Of Hummus

    As grapplers, we need to keep our diet clean and our weight down to be at the best shape possible. I personally am very careful with carbohydrate consumption, when I’m trying to...

Exercise Scientist: ‘The Majority of BJJ Competitors Should Not Cut Weight’

  Thinking about cutting weight 2 weeks before your next tournament? Think again. An exercise scientist recommends that you do not. Exercise scientists assist sportspeople to achieve the best...

41yr Old Vegan BJJ Athlete in Amazing Shape: ‘I Just Eat Plants & Train Jiu-Jitsu’

    It’s a common misconception that athletes cannot eat a plant-based diet, because it does not provide the protein they need. In fact, many world class athletes are vegetarians or...

Ronda Rousey Reveals her Special Diet

    Allison Glock spoke to Ronda Rousey for ESPN about her diet:   “I try to keep healthy-ish, but I’m so on point when I’m in camp that having a vegetable wrap...

Max Carvalho’s Favorite Pre-Competition Meal

    Max Carvalho is a 1st degree black-belt under the famous Zé Radiola. He is an active competitor and respected instructor who runs Gracie Barra Hungary. He also has a network of...

Mainstream Nutrition Myths Spread by the Media

When it comes to nutrition, don’t always be fooled by what you hear from other people or in the media. Despite clear advancements in nutrition science, the old myths don’t seem to be going...

20 Easy To Make Pre & Post Workout Snacks

    Pre- and post-workout foods are super important. While everyone’s nutritional requirements are different depending on their goals and activities, these snacks can offer the right...

Words Of Wisdom from Steve Maxwell about: S&C for BJJ, Nutrition, and Overtraining.

    Steve Maxwell, world famous BJJ black belt and strength and conditioning coach of Saulo and Xande Ribeiro sat down with MMA fighter from Serbia, Mark Lajhner and discussed many issues...

The Helio Gracie Corn Soup: One Of The Best Soups You Will Ever Taste

    The Gracie corn soup has been one of my favorites for the past few years. I use frozen corn that I defrost putting it in warm water. I then pass it through a regular fruit &...

The Health Benefits Of Potatoes In An Athlete’s Diet

    With over 160 different varieties, the potato has become a common staple of the western and Eastern European Diet, and it can be prepared many different ways. The potato originated in...

High protein diet – nearly as bad as smoking?

  News outlets in several different countries are reporting on a new research published in the medical journal Cell Metabolism. The study finds that people who eat a diet high in animal...

Going Up A Weight Class? 8 Foods That Will Help You Gain Mass Without Guilt

In Jiu-Jitsu most of us want to cut down in weight to make the weight class below. However putting on quality muscle to go up a weight class is a tricky issue but can be achieved with the right...

The Truth About Over-The-Counter Supplements For Muscle Gain

  If you’re serious about performance in BJJ, you should follow a serious strength program. Without a doubt, you can add muscle simply by eating right and lifting weights. However if you...

Health Benefits Of Air-Popped Popcorn

  Popcorn can be a healthy snack depending upon how it’s prepared. Plain air-popped popcorn is a healthy, low-calorie snack. Most commercial varieties include added salt, butter and oil,...

Lifestyle with Carol Gracie: Start your day energized

  Carol Gracie (Carlos Gracie’s daughter) shows us what she has for breakfast and her workout routine:

Want To Eat Right? Try These Healthy Substitutes

Source: Spotmebro.com Eating right and clean for BJJ doesn’t have to be a pain in the A**.  Variety is king when it comes to continuing your quest to build maximum, lean muscle without adding...