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The Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting

In my previous article, The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting, we talked about what this diet is and the benefits. Now I’m going to talk about HOW to actually start IF’ing. Intermittent Fasting (also called ‘IF’) can help you LOSE weight while retaining muscle (this is called a CUT), gain lean muscle mass while minimizing fat gains (this is called a LEAN BULK), or building muscle while keeping the same level of bodyfat (this is called BODY RECOMP). This article will focus on a CUT style diet which is probably 90% of you folks are most interested in. At the...

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How to Cut Weight For a Fight in 5 Easy Steps

Yea, Yea, I know, there is a heavy use of the Instagram filter there to show off the definition due to some bad lighting (my apologies for that). But regardless of the shitty picture, there was a 8KG weight cut using the method I outline below between when I started the cut and when I finished the cut in 7 days. This article is going to cover weight cutting for same day weigh-ins. If you have a weigh-in the day before your fight, then you can use other methods to cut weight that are not mentioned in this article. This guide will...

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Arginine Supplement Guide: Does It Actually Do Anything for Athletes?

Arginine or L-Arginine is known as a semi-essential or conditionally essential amino acid that is critical to the health of many newborn babies; when we are born our bodies do not produce a sufficient amount of arginine naturally. Arginine commonly goes by the name of L-arginine and plays a vital role in many key processes that take place within our bodies. Arginine aids the kidneys in removing waste from the body, reparative wound healing, and maintaining your immune system. What is Arginine (L-Arginine)? L-arginine is considered a conditionally essential amino acid, which means that it is only necessary when...

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Vitamin B12 Supplement Guide

This article covers B12 Supplementation for fighters or athletes and is part of our No BS Supplement Guide series of articles designed to give a research-based look at the popular supplements to see if it’s actually worth your money to supplement or not. One of the supplements you’ll sometimes see athletes take is Vitamin B12, either in oral form or as an injection (the Vitamin B12 injections are popular with some foreign fighters in Thailand, for example) What is Vitamin B-12? Vitamin B-12 is a water-soluble vitamin provided as a dietary supplement that aids significantly in the function of...

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Ultimate Guide to Protein Powder for Fighters (Muay Thai, MMA, Boxing)

Protein powder is one of the most popular (if not THE most popular) supplements in the world. There’s thousands of brands, a plethora of protein sources, and even various ‘types’ of the same protein. What protein powder to choose is not an easy task, made more complicated by the hyped up claims every supplement company makes about their own brand of protein. Whether you actually NEED protein powder or not is another question you should consider too (hint: you may not). The Best Protein Powder Naked Way Protein Powder  If you don’t want to read 5000 words about protein...

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