By Samuel Pont in association with Physiques training and Nutrition
Optimizing your sporting performance with Nutrition
Correct nutrition is essential if you are going to perform at your best. It’s not simply the quality and quantity of the training you put in, it’s how you fuel your body that determines the standard of results you get out from your efforts.
If your body doesn’t have the correct macro and also importantly micronutrients coming in, you are always going to fall short.
I not only lift at least three times a week, but also practice BJJ (submission grappling) around 4 sessions a week, and as I’ve got older I’ve struggled to recover adequately from hard training sessions. Also working as a personal trainer and strength coach your body is constantly working all day. That’s why I started the company ‘Green Muscle Hemp Protein’.
I’d heard that Hemp Protein and oil was really awesome for reducing inflammation and speeds up recovery from training. So I had a look around but I couldn’t find any type that either I liked the taste of or had enough of the potent oil in to make it worthwhile. Most brands tended to come from China with all the oil stripped away from the protein.
That’s when I decided to start my own brand ‘Green Muscle Hemp’. I really wanted to find a local supplier, and as luck would have it a contact put me in touch with a local farmer in Sussex who had just harvested his first crop of hemp! Things always seem to fall into place when they are meant to be! I met with him and the rest is history.
I’m madly passionate about our product as not only is it locally sourced, grown without pesticides or chemicals, cold milled and cold pressed to retain all the nutrients, we’ve left in a massive whack of the potent Hemp oil that is responsible for its anti-inflammatory benefits.
Each serving has over 4 grams of EFAS (essential fatty acids) in the form of Omega 3 & 6 in the most ideal 3/1 format. My joints after BJJ no longer feel like they are fat, swollen and red and I’m able to put more sessions in during the week, which has seen to definite progress.
Not only has Green Muscle Hemp got this massive whack of essential oils it also has a really good protein profile, with as much protein as 2 large eggs per serving! This is great not only for Vegans but those who want to cycle the types of protein they are having.
Relying solely on animal protein is a mistake many people make which can lead to food intolerances and also a build up of harmful substances within the body.
Hemp protein is one of the few plant-based proteins that can be considered a ‘complete’ protein with the full spectrum of amino acids. In fact per weight Green Muscle hemp has more protein per gram than lean meat!
So as you can tell I’m pretty passionate about it, mainly due to the fact I use it daily myself and I’ve seen a massive benefit to my own training!
There’s plenty of quality studies too out there about the benefits of hemp use. These include how hemp reduces triglyceride blood levels (the bad fats associated with heart disease), the reduction of inflammatory skin conditions like dermatitis, the reduction of arthritic type symptoms and as purely anecdotal evidence within myself I’ve seen my mood dramatically improve.
If you’d like to check out Green Muscle Hemp then check it out here www.eatgreenmuscle.co.uk
Improve your health and you’ll improve your performance.
Written by Sam Pont with the endorsement of Dede Deane of
Exclusive: Derek Brunson: “Anderson was definitely a little lubed up”
Derek Brunson fought Anderson Silva back in February of this year, at UFC 208. Brunson would go on to lose the fight by controversial unanimous decision. However, the controversies didn’t stop at the questionable decision, Brunson also claims Silva was greasing during the fight. The Wilmington, North Carolina native, posted about it on Twitter a few days ago:
Just make sure you don’t put cooking oil all over your body like Anderson did so it’ll be easy to grab ahold of you @lyotomachidafw 👌
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) October 17, 2017
Speaking with MMA Latest, Brunson explained why he believes Silva was greasing during the fight. “Anderson was definitely a little lubed up. Every time I grabbed him he was just slipping out of everything, and his takedown defense was really good that night. I was definitely curious to know why he was very slippery, which I definitely think he had some kind of substance on his body. He knows I’m a wrestler obviously, he’s an old, savvy veteran, so he was definitely trying to play all the rules and be very strategic, and make it harder for a wrestler to grab him.”
Brunson is set to face Lyoto Machida come October 28, when asked about whether he was worried about Machida greasing, considering Gegard Mousasi accused him of doing so in their fight, Brunson admitted he wasn’t too worried.
“Well I’m not too worried, but like I said, I put it out there because I know they’re friends and I know, obviously, that’s kind of what the guys do when they know they’re fighting a wrestler. They want to lube their body up really good to make it hard to grab hold, Anderson did a great job defending my takedowns. It’s because he was all greased up so he was able to stop a lot of them. When I grab guys in the clinch, it’s very tough for them to get away and I’m pretty good with my Greco takedown. He was pretty much pulling through my clinch when I had a tight grip on him and if you have some kind of substance on your body it’s easy to pull them.”
Neither Silva nor his management have commented on the greasing allegations. Anderson Silva makes his return against Kelvin Gastelum later this year, in China. While Brunson makes his return to the Octagon on October 28th, in Brazil, where he looks to add Lyoto Machida’s name to his impressive list of victories.
Ovince Saint Preux Steps in to Face Corey Anderson at UFC 217
UFC 217 just got even more interesting. Earlier this week, Patrick Cummins pulled out of his light heavyweight matchup with Corey Anderson due to a Staph infection. Corey “Overtime” Anderson was not happy with his opponents decision, even calling out his opponent on Instagram asking how Cummins could, “call it quits so far from fight night”.
The UFC left Anderson on the card, and he found an opponent through the magic of Twitter. Ovince Saint Preux tweeted out directly to Anderson stating:
— Ovince Saint Preux (@003_OSP) October 19, 2017
It didn’t take long for Anderson to respond agreeing to the fight, tagging Mick Maynard and Dana White in his response.
Only a few short hours later, the fight announcement came from the official UFC twitter account.
Fight News update!!
— UFC (@ufc) October 19, 2017
This top 10 Light Heavyweight matchup should add to an already amazing card coming in November at Madison Square Garden. Saint Preux is coming off of back to back wins both due to the very rare von flue choke, he finds himself ranked #7th in the latest edition of the 205-pound rankings. Corey “Overtime” Anderson is 4-2 in his last 6 fights, but is coming off a brutal first round knockout loss to Jimi Manuwa in March.
With such a exciting fight added to this card, what do you see happening November 4th? Will Corey Anderson bounce back and look to jump into the top 5 of the rankings, or will Ovince Saint Preux go for a third straight von flue choke? Let us know.
*Watch* Bellator 185 Weigh in: Live Stream, Results
Watch the live weigh-ins for Bellator 185 here.
Gegard Mousasi takes on Alexander Slemenko live this Friday night October 20th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT. This is the first appearance for Mousasi in the Bellator cage as he looks to secure a title shot with a win over the very tough former Bellator champion Slemenko. Joining these men of the main card will be a pair of welterweights as Neiman Gracie from the famous Gracie BJJ family takes on Zak Bucia in the co-main event.
Full Weigh-in Results: (Updated in real time)
Gegard Mousasi (185) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (186)
Neiman Gracie (170.5) vs. Zak Bucia (170)
Heather Hardy (126) vs. Kristina Williams (126)
Ryan Quinn (155.5) vs. Marcus Surin (155)
Ana Julaton (125.5) vs. Lisa Blaine (122)
Jordan Young (200) vs. Alec Hooben (194)
Costello van Steenis (185) vs. Steve Skrzat (186)
Vinicius de Jesus (170) vs. Joaquin Buckley (171)
John Beneduce (154.5) vs. Dean Hancock (155)
Timothy Wheeler (144) vs. Pete Rogers (144)
Don Shainis (150) vs. Matthew Denning (149)
Frank Sforza (149) vs. Vovka Clay (150)
Kevin Carrier (156) vs. Jose Antonio Perez (153)
John Lopez (126) vs. Billy Giovanella (125)
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