Naomi Karpati Redefines Strength & Beauty for Women

Twin blades called Karambits wielded by Ms. Naomi Karpati just blew my mind. I recently discovered Naomi Karpati from an upcoming online magazine called DeerWomen. There definitely needs to be more of this kind of content for martial arts and females. So, DeerWomen's online magazine for women will be refreshing as it's not following the … [Read more...]

Creatine Supplementation on a Low-Carb Diet

Creatine Supplementation

Whether you are new to athletics or just hearing about creatine monohydrate, it is one of the most efficient and useful supplements for improving strength, muscle mass, and generally improving physical attributes. Most people fail to realize that creatine monohydrate requires other features in order to work properly within the human skeletal … [Read more...]

Three Important Analogies to Better Understand BJJ

Bjj Basics

Podcast [sc_embed_player fileurl="http://traffic.libsyn.com/bjjbrick/Epi204520Three20Analogies20to20Better20understanding20BJJ.mp3"] PRESS PLAY BjjBrick (metaphor) it’s important to have a few key techniques that you can perform at a high level. You need to have a well-rounded game, but having some great techniques will help you excel at BJJ.  … [Read more...]

MMA Gym Uses Sympathy Card to Take Your Money

Tell Tale Signs You're Training at a McDojo

Why is it so difficult to find a good place to train martial arts these days? Recently, I left a gym called Evolve Academy in Gaithersburg, MD.  The reason is that I didn't like their business practices.   The head instructor, Mike Moses, marketed his gym that made me think he had ulterior motives. I felt his motives were geared more for making … [Read more...]

The Paleo Diet – 5 Benefits To Going Paleo

5 Benefits To The Paleo Diet

Zone, Atkins, South Beach, Vegetarian, Vegan, Plant based, High Carb, Sunshine Diet, intermittent fasting, and don't forget my (least) favorite - “If It Fits Your Macros.” It seems like there's a new diet coming out every couple minutes. So how are we to know what to choose? Years ago I was fortunate enough to read some of the earlier … [Read more...]

The Issue With Modern Medicine

The Issue With Modern Medicine

Modern Medicine When it comes to Western medicine such as antibiotics or insulin, for example, I believe it should always be a short term solution if possible. Don't get me wrong, I don't think medicine is a horrible thing. Western medicine has saved lives, without a doubt. If I am walking down a back alley at night and I get shot, guess what? … [Read more...]

Why Juicing Isn’t Worth It

Why Juicing Isn't Worth It.

Time For Some Juicy Gossip You know what I don't like? Juicing. Or juices. There's always a new fad diet going around promising to lean you out, give you more energy, and probably give you superpowers. Juicing is one of these new fads. Unfortunately, it will likely set you back more than spring you forward. To understand why, we need to … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Red Meat & Why It Is Good For You

The benefits of Red Meat

Riddle for you: What's red, full of antioxidants, has CLA to help fight off cancer, protein to build strength and muscle, and has been totally vilified by the anti-meat campaigners? If you guessed red meat, good job. Have a cookie... I mean a steak! But as always, the answer isn't so simple. Let's find out! Poor Red Meat Have you ever … [Read more...]

Gluten: 4 Reasons Why Its Bad For You

Gluten: 4 Reasons Why Its Bad For You

According to mainstream nutrition advice we need to be eating a lot of whole grains. Things like cereals, breads, and pastas make a killing off this. But are you the victim here? If you have been keeping up with the news, nutrition, or health, you know that gluten is a big topic right now. It's being called a fad diet or a holy grail of lasting … [Read more...]

Why Kipping Is Not Optimal For Strength Training

Kipping is Not optimal pull-ups

You have to stand before you can walk. You have to squat before you can stand. And you should be able to both squat and stand before you can jump and land, correct? If you cannot even stand on your feet, how will you survive the force of landing on them? The added force of your bodyweight and gravity combined with a fast descent would be much more … [Read more...]

Why Alcohol Is Detrimental To Your Workout Results

Why Alcohol Is Detrimental To Your Workout Results

Thinking of enjoying a drink after working out? Maybe having one as part of your cheat meal on your fat loss diet? Consider thinking again. When it comes to alcohol it is - in most cases - detrimental to performance, fat loss, and health. ALCOHOL: THAT GUY WHO CUTS IN LINE IN FRONT OF EVERYONE Alcohol can't be stored. Unlike proteins, … [Read more...]

“Crutches” in the Weightroom – AKA Supports

Crutches in the Weight Room

WHAT IS A CRUTCH? I use the word "crutch" to define any object that does one of the following:  •Gives support to a body part during training or movements. •Provides a false sense of security during training or movements. •Or simply allows you to delude yourself into thinking you have achieved something that you really haven't. You see it all … [Read more...]

Sugar Kills – What Happens When You Consume Too Much?

Sugar Kills

It's powdery. It's white. It's highly addictive. It causes many health issues. Now you may be thinking it's cocaine, but you’re mistaken the right answer is: SUGAR. It can be hidden under other names like agave, high fructose corn syrup, sucrose, cane juice, evaporated cane juice, white and brown sugar, but at the end of the day, one of the biggest … [Read more...]