Posts in category "Diet"

The Diet of an Exercise Science College Student: Diary of an Intern

The Diet of an Exercise Science College Student: Diary of an Intern
My intern from UIC’s Department of Kines is very focused on his diet.  Aside from being part of the infastructure of POW, he is very educated on nutrition and his course work has provided him with an amazing understanding of how the body really works. His name is Piotr Lewkowski. Exercise also makes me that... Read more »

Explosive Drill to Improve Throwing/Takedowns

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RJ Cohen a member of the Cohen Judo Club with locations throughout the Chicago-land area has an impressive grasp of how strength training needs to integrate sport specific applications for judo players.  Judo is becoming more popular in the MMA community.  Karo Parisyan, a 4 time International Judo Champion and MMA fighter has demonstrated the... Read more »

Pre-Fight Meals for Fighters

So many fighters need to make weight for their fight.  Many might be moving into a new weight class or simply procrastinating their weight loss in the last 4 weeks.  So once you have made weight, what should you eat in the 24-36 hours leading up to your fight?  The trick is to find foods... Read more »
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Macrobiotic Diet: The Yin and Yang of Eating

The macrobiotic diet was developed by George Ohsawa.  His concept of eating integrates theories from Buddhism with a conventional vegetarian lifestyle.  When you translate what “macrobiotic” is means from its Greeks roots is means “longlife,”so it is hard to imagine that you would want to follow its protocol.  Ohsawa, a Japanese educator designed his diet... Read more »

Veggies in a Pill, Improve Your Health

No one really argues with the nutritional advise, “Eat more veggies.”  But for a lot of people it is hard to simply get enough.  For example, I love vegetables, all of them; but I like them roasted and grilled.  So it is hard to allocate time to make enough of them every day so they... Read more »

Rich Franklin Interview

Here is a quick interview I had with Rich Franklin.  He will be fighting Chuck Liddell on a PPV UFC Event June 12th.  The Former MIddleweight Champion shared a little insight into his training.   KO:  Give us one sample week of your training program when preparing for a fight. RF:  Four days a week... Read more »
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Health and Fitness 101: What is Your Target Heart Rate?

How do I determine my target heart rate? The general formula for the average person is 220 age X 60% and X 90% of HRmax. For example, a 30 year old would calculate his target zone using the above formula: 220-30=190.  190x.60=114 and 190x.90=171. This individual would try to keep his heart rate between 114... Read more »

Health and Fitness 101: What is Cardiovascular Exercise?

What is Cardiovascular Exercise? Exercise for improving the functioning of the heart and lungs (cardiovascular system) is recommended for all individuals.  For maximum effectiveness and safety, cardiovascular exercise has specific instructions on the frequency, duration, and intensity. These are the three important components of cardiovascular exercise that you really need to understand and implement in... Read more »

Health & Fitness 101: Should You Eat Fat?

A healthy adult must eat fat. However, there are different types of fat, and the wrong types of fat in large amounts does cause one to become fat.    Although a high-fat diet is one of the factors causing children to become over weight and is a leading cause of heart disease in this country, children... Read more »
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Health and Fitness 101: What is the Glycemic Index?

So if you jumped on the band-wagon like most at the beginning of the year to improve and resolve a body or health issues you had, you should have made some progress by now.  Improving your overall health is usually instigated by wanting to lose weight and look better.  There is nothing wrong with that... Read more »