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Category Archive: Nutrition

A Guide To Carbohydrates For Sports Performance

A carbohydrate is component of food that supplies energy (calories) to the body. One of the three macronutrients (along with proteins and fats). Three broad categories of carbohydrates are sugars...

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...

A Simple Guide On How To Eat More Healthy

Source: blog.bodyactive-nation.co.uk With society today becoming larger through over eating and not exercising it is more and more important to start to educate them on how to eat more sensibly and...

10 Best Super Foods For A BJJ Player

Lots of foods are good for you. But the best and most healthy are those that are low in calories, high in nutrients, and have been shown to help prevent the effects of aging, including cardiovascular...

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...

The right way to cut weight for BJJ competitions

Article written by Marcus Buur. You can also have a look at our previous article:  How-to-find-your-ideal-weight-for-bjj. If you want to compete in Bjj, you must fight in a weight class and it’s...

Can’t find any Acai in your country? Try this easy alternative!

If like me, you love Acai but can’t find any in your country, then you can try this easy recipe as an alternative. These are all ingredients that you can find at your local supermarket. The...

What are the best supplements/ vitamins for a BJJ athlete?

Why should I take supplements? Jiu-Jitsu is hard on the body and makes us put our body through levels of torture and stress. Your body needs better nutrition and vitamins than the average individual....