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Category Archive: Health, Nutrition

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...

Examining The Diet Of The Best Endurance Athletes In The World: Kenyan Runners

Those “best endurance athletes” are clearly the Kenyan runners. One study found that athletes from just one collection of Kenyans, the Kalenjin tribe, had won approximately 40 percent of all...

Rogerio Camoes On Nutrition Basics: Why Are Supplements Important?

For those of you who don’t know about Rogerio Camoes, he is a judo and BJJ black belt and one of the top MMA conditioning trainers in the world. He works with top athletes like Anderson Silva,...

Basics of Athletic Nutrition – Rogerio Camoes, Personal Trainer Of Jacare, Anderson Silva and Atos Team

For those of you who don’t know about Rogerio Camoes, he is a judo and BJJ black belt and one of the top MMA conditioning trainers in the world. He works with top athletes like Anderson Silva,...

Renato Tavares on How To Lose Weight For A BJJ Tournament part 2

5th Degree BJJ Black Belt World Champion Renato Tavares explains how he cuts weight 4 weeks before Pan Ams 2013. He explains how to lose 5lbs, 10lbs and 15lbs in 4 weeks to make weight for a BJJ...

Top 11 Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition

Source: authoritynutrition.com There is a lot of misinformation circling around in mainstream nutrition. I have listed the worst examples in this article, but unfortunately this is just the tip of...

Benefits Of Coconut Water: The Tropical Drink Of The Gods

If you train Jiu-Jitsu and follow the Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle, you will have heard about foods like acai or coconut water. Coconut water is one of the healthiest drinks found in nature. Many people are...

Georges St-Pierre’s Diet Plan & How You Can Adapt It To Yourself

Source: fourhourworkweek.com Georges St. Pierre, better known to fight fans worldwide as “GSP,” is currently the UFC Welterweight Champion.His intellect–and consistency–is what separates him...

The Benefits Of Green Tea & Lemon For BJJ Players

Forget about Coffee to wake you up in the morning. Consider switching to Green Tea with Lemon and honey. Green Tea is one of the best fat-burners. It’s great way to shed some extra kilos to be more...

How To Control Your Cravings For Unhealthy Foods

If you want to live the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle, you need to eat clean. This starts by putting an end to all types of junk food and sweets. Most people have no trouble, when highly motivated, to eat...

Best Pre-Workout Foods

Source: Men’s fitness Want to get the most out of your workout? Then eat the right foods beforehand. Although you may be tempted to skip the calories, the food you eat before you exercise will...

Nutrition For Grapplers: Dates, the “Ideal Food”

Dates are one of my favorite snacks. It’s a good healthy option if you want something sweet that is very healthy. You can  take out the seed and blend them in a smoothie together with other...

Does Weight Cutting Truly Give You An Advantage In Sports?

I have written numerous articles about finding your right weight for Jiu-Jitsu and have been experimenting competing at 4 different weight classes such as Super Heavy (-100), Heavy (-94,3), Medium...

Caio Terra On His Candy Addiction:”I like to mix candies as much as possible.”

Source: BJJ Legends Caio Terra likes sweets. Did you see his Halloween post to Facebook? There’s  also a youtube video that I thought was a spoof where they pick Caio up from the airport and...

20 Muscle Building Super Foods

To build muscle & lose fat, you need a variety of proteins, veggies, fruits, carbs, and healthy fats. Eating protein helps building & maintaining muscle. But it also helps fat loss: protein...

Caffeine: A Valid Performance & Muscle Enhancer for BJJ

If BJJ athletes are looking for legal ways to boost performance then they should consider caffeine as an option. Caffeine is a performance enhancer that can help BJJ athletes to go longer and faster,...

Great News For BJJ Athletes: Cherry Juice Can Reduce Joint Inflammation

Source:  http://breakingmuscle.com/ If like me you suffer from various aches and pains, consider Cherries as a natural remedy for joint pains: “When most people think of fruit with beneficial...

Nutrition corner: Is juicing healthier than eating whole fruits or vegetables?

We all know that lots of fruits and vegetables are good for you when combined with a balanced diet. If you train BJJ, you want to be as fit and healthy as possible. The problem is not everybody likes...