Posts in category "Eating Better"

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 »

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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Can You Do MMA Without Fighting? MMA Training Amazing Exercise

I have been approached by several media outlets over the past year asking if the popularity of MMA, bred by reality shows like, The Ultimate Fighter  ( on SPIKE   http://www.spike.com/show/22307 )  and Fight Science (on The National Geographic channel  http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/fight-science )  has driven more students to train MMA.  The answer is Yes!  Every couple of years... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »