Wednesday, February 20, 2013

MMA Edition!

For many of the professional MMA or Mixed Martial Arts fighters it is a man eat man world!
You step into that ring for three five minute rounds of blood, sweat, tears, and a glimpse of hell.
The fighters like it like that and are some of the fittest and most cut people on the planet.
Anything below that would be a low blow, those are illegal!

MMA, that sport that many would call barbaric just for the sheer fact that you get two guys in a cage and they fight it out, man on man.
It is simply not true.
The Greeks fought and wrestled to see who was the most fit and strongest among them.
So, too when a Champion gets in the ring to defend his belt, his greatness is put on the line!

What does it mean to be an MMA fighter?
What training does it take to be able to survive the first round?
Let's break it down together in this MMA Edition as we take mere glimpse at the bigger picture as we highlight some of the training that goes on!

Typically, an MMA fighter trains 6 hours a day for 6 days a week.
Exercises differentiate between abs, speed, agility, endurance, strength, footwork and lots of other aspects.
You basically rip your body apart, build it back up and rip it apart for six days at a time.
It takes a LOT of time to get cut and built as much as these guys are.
They go beyond what they think that their body can go to achieve bodily perfection.
These fighters spend countless hours crafting their martial arts to reach that mastery.
Mastery of anything is considered 10,000 hours of practicing!

Focus falls on jabs, cross-jabs, wrestling, grappling, striking, take-downs, physical conditioning, kicks, energy efficiency, knees, holds, grips, locking of joints, throws, dives, sweeps, take-down defense, cage control, and peak muscle performance and maintenance!
We have only scratched the surface when it comes to MMA and their regiment.
Perfect diet is something that we can't talk about, but it is crucially essential.

Women are stepping onto the MMA scene in the pay-per-view match February 23, 2013 as Rousey goes head to head against Carmouche. These women, like the men are some of the fittest humans on the planet, both physically and mentally. UFC 157 will prove to be history, embodied in yet another event that women can take part in as well as men!

I hope that you have enjoyed this post as we have a glimpse of what MMA fighters go through!
Next time you see MMA fights, keep in mind what it takes to step into that cage!

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~Obesity Overload

Why do we Gain Weight Despite our Hard Work?

Why do we gain weight despite our hard work?
I have written a blog post on a question like this a while back, but I thought about a couple more.
I was researching about diets and then I saw something about how we burn food off.
There was two ways we burn food and calories.

1. The first one is that we burn off sugary and fatty calories.
What I mean when I say that is that when you eat candy and pizza and junk food, it normally has high contents of sugar and fat.
That makes it extremely hard to burn fat.
It is hard because your body has to burn the sugar and fatty foods before it processes and burns the excess fat on you abs.

2. The second way you burn fat is through burning moderately to no sugary and fatty calories.
This is done by eating fruits and vegetables, as well as, fish and foods with high protein.
When your body consumes GOOD calories and carbs, (the non fat and low sugar ones) then it burns it quick and then moves on to the fat around your stomach.
Guess which one of the two I'm going to agree more with!
Don't be the person that burns the junk food and then the fat.
Be the person that burns the good calories and then the fat.

3. Another thing I thought of was how much we sit in our day.
If you are like me, then you know that sitting in college classes all day, or sitting in the office all day is detrimental to weight loss; because you have no way to burn the fat!
I would suggest setting aside some time, maybe at lunch, to take a brisk walk or jog.
If you have time and energy after school or work to work out, then do so!

4. The last reason I would say is that we don't work out properly.
What I mean is that we seem to see a workout on T.V. and then we go and do it.
This may not be the most effective weight loss workout/program for our body types.
Certain exercises burn fat better than others.
High Intensity Interval Training is a combination of body weight and aerobic exercises and is a great choice!
Also, working out your legs, the biggest muscles in your body, can give you the edge on burning that fat and getting somewhere with your weight loss program.

I hope that this blog post enlightens you to how to improve your weight loss journey.
Share these and comment below if you have other reasons that I missed.

~Obesity Overload

Paleo Diet, For the Carnivore in You!

I have been really busy in doing college and studying.
I will try to write when I can.

There is an old diet that is quickly becoming popular again.
The Paleo Diet has been used for hundreds of years.
The foods associated with the diet are fresh meat, fish, seafood, fruits, nuts, vegetables, seeds, and healthful oils (olive, coconut, avocado, macadamia, walnut and flax seed).
The foods NOT associated with the diet are dairy foods, cereal grains, legumes, refined sugars and processed foods.

Illnesses, Disorders, and Diseases that CAN be alleviated with the Paleo Diet are:
- Obesity
- Cancer
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Osteoporosis
- Acne
- Auto-Immune diseases
- Myopia (nearsightedness)
- Varicose veins, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, gastric reflux
- Gout   
- Many, many more

Proteins are coupled with the fiber from fruits and vegetables to help keep you feeling full in between meals.
The Paleo Diet is for the carnivore in many of us and is low in sodium
The only two cons to this diet is that, one, it costs quite a bit to do and the second is that you say goodbye to grains and dairy.
There is a relatively balanced concept to getting the appropriate fat, protein, and carbohydrate calories that your body needs to function well.
There has recently been found that grains are considerably fatty; so the maker of the Paleo Diet has decided that it would be better to cut out grains.

Check out this diet and see if it is right for you.
Keep in mind that this is an opinion and just my observation of this diet.
It seems to be a diet that is quickly becoming popular and could be a diet that can very well save your life in the long run!

~Obesity Overload