Academic benefits of youth martial arts programs

  Physical exercise improves academic performance Researchers have found that motor ability, cardio-respiratory capacity and muscular strength all play a role in benefiting students’ academic performance.  In fact, motor ability is strongly associated with academic development. Irene Esteban-Cornejo, MSc, Autonomous University of Madrid stated high levels of cardio-respiratory and motor fitness had the ability to decrease…

The Ultimate Full-Body Dumbbell Workout

Got a pair of dumbbells? Then you can do this circuit! Build muscle, gain strength, and get ripped with Andy Speer’s ultimate dumbbell circuit workout. Just don’t let go until the end! Source: The Ultimate Full-Body Dumbbell Workout

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken and Quinoa Soup

Ingredients for at least 6 servings: 2lb raw chicken breasts 1 cup uncooked quinoa (or brown basmati rice) 6 cups low sodium chicken broth 4 vine tomatoes (chopped) 1/2 cup diced red onion 1 can (15oz) black beans (drained) 15oz frozen corn 1/3 cup diced hatch chile (optional) 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Seasonings:…

The POWER of the jab!

The most important punch is the jab. It sets up everything to end the fight. Jabs keep your opponent busy and force them to be defensive. Jabs fluster your opponent because they create a momentary stun. In an orthodox fighting stance the left hand is the closest weapon to your opponent. The jab doesn’t pack…

8 Reasons to Study and Train Mixed Martial Arts

1) Confidence. Knowing how to fight makes your mind calmer, freer, more relaxed. When you know how to throw a punch, break an arm, or choke someone unconscious there isn’t too much threat of physical confrontation. And if there is threat, it is easier to walk away. 2) Discipline. MMA requires a great deal discipline….

So You Want To Be A Professional Bodybuilder?

Do you think you are going to become a pro bodybuilder with no problem at all? That is your problem. Learn if it is worth trying to become a pro! Source: So You Want To Be A Professional Bodybuilder?

Do Your First Pull-Up With This Simple Workout. Guaranteed!

Stack.com (December 19th 2014) If you’re ready to stop making excuses for why you can’t do Pull-Ups, Major Misty Posey has a workout for you. Posey, who taught herself Pull-Ups through months of trial and error, has developed a program that can teach anyone to do a Pull-Up. Most of her students complete their first…

Chicken and Hummus Quesadillas

Chicken and Hummus Quesadillas- Fitmen Cook Ingredients Red-pepper hummus 1/4 cup Chicken breast 10 oz. (raw) Portobello mushroom cap, chopped 1 large Small, 100-calorie multigrain tortillas 4 Goat cheese, crumbled 4 tbsp Red onion, chopped 1/2 cup Garlic, minced 2 tbsp Fresh cilantro garnish Pico de gallo garnish Coconut oil spray   Directions Spray a…

5 Reasons Why Women Should Love Weight Training

Recently I was reading an article from Muscle & Strength and I felt it needed to be shared. As a personal trainer and mma (mixed martial arts) coach I hear this alot!

Luke Atchley did a GREAT job of putting it in a nut shell!