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BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
We all know that moment. You're sitting at your desk, working away and you're suddenly hit with an intense craving, whether its for something sweet, salty or fried. Instead of heading for the vending machine or closest corner store you do the healthy, grown up thing and pull out a stick of gum. For some of us chewing gum might work, but for others despite our best intentions the taste, smell and need for junk food remains in our minds.
Your body is smarter than you think when it comes to...
Spring is finally here and with it comes the dreaded spring clean. Yup, that time when you drag out all the things you will never use again and ponder over keeping them or chucking them. For most people 9 times out of 10 we end up keeping most things because of the "sentimental value" it holds, but doesn't that drag us down.
Around this time, I believe that most people should do a life spring clean. Sit back, meditate if you'd like and take a look at your life and figure out the areas...
Have you ever walked into a gym or martial arts school and you could feel the laser beams of eyes looking through you?
In today's day and age we need to be educated in selecting a place where we potentially could spend more time than we do with our spouse, girlfriend, common law or sibling. Often we find ourselves going from gym to gym looking for the biggest, and meanest looking people thinking that we can aspire towards that when it is actually furthest from the truth.
I have been in...
Grappling Industries is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission-Wrestling tournament that follows a Round Robin format ensuring that each adult competitor gets 4 fights and all kids receive 3 fights for signing up in a division. Following a round robin format allows competitors to fight different people that they have never competed against before. The round robin brackets are followed by playoffs between the top competitors in the bracket, which allows competitors to fight as much as possible...
We all have cravings for those foods that we know we shouldn't eat. Chinese food, pizza, chocolate, that deep- dish apple pie drizzled with caramel sauce and ice cream. If you're anything like me, you find them hard to resist and over time you know you're going to give in and enjoy the taste. It's the after effect that I don't enjoy. The bloating, feeling of unease and guilt behind ruining a healthy streak isn't worth that delicious food.
Thankfully there are healthy options. Here are just...
If you were to ask the majority of athletes if they would consider becoming vegetarian you would most likely be greeted with a misconception that a plant- based diet is unnatural and doesn't provide adequate protein. However, there is now a greater population that is turning to towards vegetarianism and agree that it is a more natural, and healthy way to go.
I'm not saying that you should give up meat all together and become a vegetarian. Instead people should look to support a...
The air is frigid, the days are dark and people are irritable. The long winter months can feel as though they are beginning to drag on, and life becomes stagnant, especially during these dark months when negative energy begins to overtake the positive.
The trick is to set goals and work towards your endeavours. Always thought about losing those last 10 pounds, find a gym or trainer that can help you to accomplish the weight loss. Interested in finally getting your finances in working...
Looking for a quick and intense total body working? Womens cardio kickboxing might just be for you. You don’t have to be a fighter or fitness fanatic to reap the benefits of a punching and kicking work out. All you need is a pair of womens boxing gloves, a little bit of dedication and you are on your way to changing your life for the better.
A womens cardio kicking boxing class is an intense aerobic workout that combines kickboxing techniques with an intense heart racing...
Families. We often think of families as those people born into your lineage, those who share the same last name, or household, but is that really what a family is? I believe that family truly is what you make it. Sure it could be the group that we are born into, but it's also the close friends who will always defend you, the people who listen, love and support you. It's those people who you can fight with for hours but still know at the end of the day they would travel great distances to...
MMA is still very young as a modern mainstream sport. As recently as 20 years ago, when the UFC held its first event, MMA was still an unregulated blood sport still in its infancy. In the past two decades, MMA has exploded, regularly topping the list of the fastest growing sport in the world. Critics have likened it to human cockfighting, or even compared it with the savagery of the gladiators of the Coliseum. Why then this sudden popularity? The reality is that despite the vocal...
We all have our reasons behind becoming an athlete, whether you're at the competitive, club or recreational level. More and more people are recognizing the impact that life and outside elements have on our bodies, and the negative consequences associated with living a sedentary lifestyle. Being an athlete can be considered to be one of the foundations behind confidence, focus, emotions, and achieving your goals in other areas of life.
It's proven that participating in an active lifestyle...
Bell Let's Talk Day
Thankfully there are major corporations and influentially people who want to help those battling mental health issues and donate time and resources to come up with a cure.
On January 28th 2014 Bell Canada will launch the third annual Bell Let's Talk Day campaign in an effort to support mental health awareness. The Bell Mental Health campaign has promised to donate 5 cents for every text message sent, long distance call made, tweets using #BellLetsTalk and facebook...
As the first woman to win a wrestling medal for Canada, Tonya Verbeek is a force to be reckoned with. The 55kg medalist is officially the most decorated Canadian wrestler of all time.
In 2004 Verbeek took home a Silver at the Athens games, and later went on to win bronze in the 2008 Summer Olympics and a second silver at the 2012 Olympics in London. To add to her legacy she has also won two bronze and a sliver at the world championships and has both a bronze and silver from the Pan...
'Every dietitian I know agrees that avocados are a must-eat food. They are a great source of healthy fats, which help fill you up so you'll be less likely to want a snack later on. Plus, they taste really decadent.
—Carolyn Brown, a registered dietitian at Foodtrainers in New York City
'No matter what we think about dairy, most of us agree that it's too easy to overdo. Yogurt, cheese—even that whey protein in an energy bar is dairy. It sneaks into more than...
Working on your New Years resolution, but not seeing any changes? It's proven that 75% of weight loss doesn't happen in the gym, but in your kitchen. Simple food swaps could be all that you need to push your healthy eating to the next level and see the changes in your body that you've been looking for.
* Instead of eating sugar coated breakfast cereal, try a delicious whole grain cereal such as Shredded Wheat or porridge with some added fruit. This will ensure you get your fiber and fruits...
Traditional Muay Thai has no gimmicks, no hybrid systems and is certainly not described by selecting parts of its system and rejecting others. Muay Thai is the Movement of the Thai people and the fundamentals of Traditional Muay Thai can be broken down into 4 dimensions of training
1) Solid footwork. Punching, kicking, elbowing and kneeing your opponent is great from a strikers perspective. If you think of it like a fighter pilot, weapons are nothing if they are not aimed and...
Bodyweight training should be the foundation of all mma training. Bodyweight exercises have been proven to be highly effective.
When you can master your bodyweight training then you will have more control over your body.
There is so much published information on the increase of “functional strength” as well as mobility, which is brought about by this type of training.
They are fundamentally different from most weight training exercises because they engage muscle groups, which are...
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