As a super MMA and combat sports fan, I’ve frequently seen the recent advertisement barrage of Haywire, an upcoming action movie starring Strikeforce women’s champions Gina Carano. As with any elite mixed martial artist, Gina trains hard. Besides being attractive, she’s in excellent shape as well. Traditionally, women just don’t train hard.
My favorite source of carbohydrates, oatmeal has come under fire by the paleo diet group. Is oatmeal a healthy grain for to include in your performance diet?
I remember when I was in elementary school once a week the nurse would come in and give us fluoride. Oh it was horrible. I had to swirl it around my mouth for 60 whole seconds and to make sure we took all of it in we had to flip the cup over. I actually still get chills when I think about it but not nearly as severe as the chills I get knowing that fluoride isn’t safe and is actually unhealthy.
Fitness babe Brittany Beede, otherwise known as Jaime Keyes from WWE NXT opens up about her diet and training.
In their promotional video, Adidas claims that their new adipure shoe is for athletes to “train in the raw to be better on the field”. Similar claims have been made by other shoe companies in this new era of barefoot, minimalist training. Athletes are looking for the bigger, stronger, faster edge and every minute of their off season training counts.
What are the best foods to eat on the Anabolic Diet? I tend to be a slightly bland eater but you don’t have to be. Here’s a bunch of good Anabolic Diet recipes to help your body burn fat and build muscle while spending less time in the kitchen.
5/3/1 is a powerlifting-strength hybrid designed by strength specialist Jim Wendler with the basic premise being that you’ll work really hard on the big three powerlifting exercises, the squat, bench press and deadlift. You’ll use a 5/3/1 rep tempo with your first all out set using five reps, your second three reps and your last a heavy maximal effort single.
Combined with some specific accessory work for each bodypart, you’ll increase your strength and get bigger. A lot of people online want to know how to add speed or dynamic work into the program. I don’t believe Jim ever intended 5/3/1 to be a dynamic program however. In powerlifting circles dynamic work is great but the majority of the main market that is going to purchase 5/3/1 just need to get stronger.
If I’m not mistaken I believe Jim advises people to add some medicine ball throws and jump training in as dynamic work.
What about speed bench and squats?
Again, the point of 5/3/1 is to not perform dynamic work. It’s to get as strong as possible using 5/3/1 and not worrying about how fast you move the weight at all.
If you really want to add speed work in then i suggest you use a traditional westside barbell training method template.
Two heavy days-one upper body and one lower body
Two dynamic days-one upper body and one lower body
Don’t get caught up in using the percentages of your lifts. If you really want to use 5/3/1 but still get dynamic work in you can also add a speed day. Generally speaking this would be a high intensity day filled with bench jumps, jump push ups and dynamic ball throws. Pay attention to your recovery though.
You can also add more warm up sets in and as the warm up weight gets progressively heavier, make sure your moving it as fast as you can. There’s no way that your body is going to recover from a max effort day three times per week and a dynamic day or two. Keep it simple.
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With obstacle course races like the Tough Mudder and Spartan Race becoming increasingly more popular, the demand for knowledge in how to efficiently train for them is also increasing. What are the best type of workouts and training routines to use? How do you really train for a tough mudder or spartan race?
Q: So tell us a little bit about you. How did you get into training and bodybuilding? What motivates you to keep it up?
Since I’m known for writing articles about mma nutrition and mma training programs, I get asked a lot of questions concerning individual fighter workouts. The question is concerning Alistair Overeem and his workout and training program.
Is saturated fat really healthy?
This is one of the big reasons why I refuse to buy into the current nutrition landscape that advises us to replace grains(we really should limit our starch intake) with large amounts of saturated fats. I’m not sure if it comes from the paleo folks or the misinterpretation of the fat increases testosterone topic or the notion that eating fat burns fat, but too many people are recommending ungoldy amounts of saturated fats.