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Why Eating is Comforting
Nov 10, 2020
Why Eating is So Comforting   We’ve all had our moments where all we want to do is… eat. Why do we crave certain foods when we’re sad? Having a tough day? Why do we crave a certain food more if it’s fun to eat? All the crunchy, all the ultra satisfying, melt-in-your-mouth delish.   Biology It comes down to our biology. Why didn't we learn this in high...
Running in Fall
Nov 10, 2020
Transitioning into Running in Fall We sure have been in it - record highs in the middle of a pandemic. Now that the weather is starting to cool off (at least in the mornings), now is the time to take advantage of training outside. San Diego is one of the most beautiful places, let alone gyms! (*wink, wink).    Running outside provides some great...
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Best Carbs for Workout Recovery
Oct 20, 2020
KNOW YOUR CARBS FOR RECOVERY Protein may be the ultimate buzz word for recovery, but remember that carbs are just as important. Replace that glycogen storage!    The journey to understanding food and how it benefits / harms our body is different for everyone. This also goes for the varying degrees of understanding carbs and how they can impact the body /...
Stretches at Work
Oct 20, 2020
Stretches at Work  Also, trending as deskercise *insert shrug emoji here*    Is your work physically demanding? Or is physically un-demanding? In either case, both types of demands or lack of demand on the body can be detrimental to your overall health and therefore, productivity. Research has shown that repetitive motion, poor posture, and staying in the...
Enhance Your Morning Lifts
Oct 20, 2020
To be an early bird or not …  In either case, does it really matter?   If you have decided that getting your lifts in the morning seems to be the most effective for your schedule, this is for you (P.S.: there is no set universal perfect time to train. It’s your call). With this decision comes a responsibility. A responsibility to your body, your lift, and...
Benefits of BJJ
Oct 15, 2020
To put it simply, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is so much more than just a sport. It is a lifestyle and it is transformation. Much of BJJ’s newer claim to fame is through UFC and other MMA venues; however, BJJ has been a continuous way of life for many people that come along with training in the “gentle art”. The benefits of BJJ spill over into all aspects of life...
What to Wear for BJJ
Oct 15, 2020
What to Wear: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Style Ohh, how exciting it is to put together your BJJ gear and begin what may seem as a never-ending pursuit of finding more. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned BJJ athlete, there’s a BJJ gear checklist that will help you put together the ultimate gear that you’ll need and want. If you are a beginner, this is for you...
Oct 15, 2020
Watching BJJ videos is a great way to learn and have fun at the same time. Where else are you able to fast forward, rewind, and pause a specific technique or move? If you know, make sure to share your knowledge. It can also make the difference in making sure motivation and discipline are aligned with each other to make sure that you keep getting better....
Christmas Gifts of BJJ
Oct 15, 2020
Top 8 Gifts For BJJ Players It’s about that time of year when giving gifts seems to be wildly apparent and sometimes difficult to get away from. Here’s the best part. Gift giving gets a whole lot easier if it is for someone who is into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Take this list shopping with you!   Gift #1: BJJ Apparel It may seem a little cheesy, but those...
BJJ Techniques
Oct 15, 2020
BJJ doesn’t mess around and it’s important to make sure that finding your way to the floor is always a priority. BJJ uses takedowns, submissions, and grappling to make that happen. There are many different types and varieties of these skills, so here are some of the fundamentals that you can always use - newbie or BJJ vet. Along with strength, mobility, and...
A BJJ Exercise Guide for Strength, Conditioning & Stretching
Oct 15, 2020
For those who practice BJJ, strength, conditioning, and stretching is homework. Class time is for being a sponge that takes in all of the knowledge being presented from the teacher. It is time to focus on BJJ. However, competitor or not, white belt or black belt, complementary strength and conditioning training is highly recommended to add to your skillset...
The Ultimate List of Wellness Products
Oct 11, 2020
There are a wide variety of wellness products on the market. Each product offers different health benefits and promises to meet your vitality needs but how do you know which ones are best? Wellness products vary across a range of prices and scientifically tested or holistic approaches.     We have sifted through the supplements to find some top tips for...
Unearthing The Origins & History Of BJJ
Oct 08, 2020
​The history of BJJ is one that is not to be skipped out on. BJJ is one of the world’s fastest-growing martial arts that has incorporated all ages, walks of life, and reasons behind starting the sport that ranges anywhere from fun, fitness, stress relief, defense, and community. The history of BJJ is a little more complex - which isn’t a bad thing.
The Definitive BJJ Guide to Belts and Ranking
Oct 08, 2020
The Definitive BJJ Guide To Belts and Ranking Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu doesn’t mess around when it comes to their ranking system and belts. BJJ is by far one of the most strict with their system than any other martial art. There are only a few belts, meaning that immense amounts of time will be spent earning each one. Sometimes, you may even question if you...
Ultimate Pumpkin Spice List
Sep 24, 2020
If you haven’t already heard, it’s pumpkin spice season. Pumpkin spice and everything nice has upped its game for 2020. We aren’t trying to say that you MUST HAVE these, but… you must have them.    To start us off, we have:   TALENTI PUMPKIN PIE GELATO:  This talenti flavor is going to quickly become a favorite that you’ll wish they carried year round. It...
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Social Media Realness
Sep 24, 2020
We can’t deny that we have been learning so much about social media recently and ironically enough, a lot of that information is being soaked in through social media. Social media is deeply ingrained in many categories of our lives and it is up to us to decipher what our relationship with social media should look like. The Netflix documentary, “The Social...
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Fall in San Diego: 2020 Edition
Sep 24, 2020
The heat still may be with us for a little bit longer, but September 22nd marked the first official day of fall! Plus, the pumpkin spice and halloween movies have already started to make their way into our days. It’s important to acknowledge that fall in San Diego looks a little different this year during the COVID-19 era that we are undoubtedly...
Last Rep, Best Rep Myth
Sep 24, 2020
Have you ever had a workout that was hurt so good and you were just rocking through the whole thing? It’s time for your last set and then it’s time for the last rep of that set. The infamous phrase, “last rep, best rep” comes out as you come out from under the barbell after working that last set of bench presses.  Here it is:  A massive amount of lifting...