Archive for July 2012

Olympic moments that gave me chills

2000- Although Greco-Roman wrestling is not the most popular Olympic sport, it is one of the oldest.  The match between American Rulon Gardner and a 3-time Russian Olympic champion who had not lost one match in 13 years  (Alexander Karelin) side-swiped me more than any other sport I can remember in recent years

Perfect outdoor leg workout routine

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There are so many great  leg strengthening exercises.  I think this leg series targets all areas of the leg.  You will notice that I do not use weight.  It relies on my body weight.  Although I blow through the three exercises, I essentially do 3 versions of a single leg squat: facing forward, side and... Read more »

Why Whey is the Best Protein for Supplements

Why Whey is the Best Protein for Supplements
You want muscles, want to be leaner and want to recover faster after training, whey protein is simply better.  Whey protein is superior to other protein powders when it comes to post-workout muscle-building drinks.  “It’s 31 percent more effective at helping you build muscle compared to soy,” says a 2009 study conducted at McMaster University.... Read more »
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Cherry BBQ Salmon

I rubbed shallots on the fish alng with celery salt.
I am always looking for the best marinades to have on deck.  I have my sweet Italian, my Japanese, a Cuban lime and now the best cherry bbq sauce.  I was gifted this amazing bbq sauce from friends who visit Door County.  At first I was concerned because I had not tried a cherry bbq... Read more »

Olympic Fever, 5 questions with answers

Olympic Fever, 5 questions with answers
The Olympic Games of 2012 will take place from July, 27th to August 12th.  Then Olympics has offered the world some of the best displays of athletic skills and competition for over 2700 years.  This year the 2012 Olympics will host 205 nations, which will take part in 300 events.  In preparation of the upcoming Olympics, I thought it would be fun to know the answers to 5 great questions that will make you look very informed about the games when water cooler banter begins in a couple of weeks...

Olympic Boxing, My First Love

  I know I teach MMA, thai boxing, krav maga and other combat sports but my heart will always be loyal to my first love, boxing.  Boxing is what really drew me to the martial arts to begin with.  I was a die-hard boxing fan because of my Cuban-exile mother. If you don’t know much about Cubans, we love baseball, boxing, salsa and coffee.  Cuba also happens to produce (historically speaking) phenomenal boxers, baseball players, music and coffee...
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