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
UFC Announces Liverpool Event, Darren Till Main Event
Scousers are drowning in celebration this evening. Earlier today, UFC officials announced the addition of a Liverpool show to their 2018 event calendar. Liverpool’s, Echo Arena, plays host for the event, which takes place on May 27th.
Liverpool’s own, Darren Till made the announcement this afternoon with Dan Hardy at the UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Volkov, ceremonial weigh-in. When asked by Hardy what it means to have the UFC in Liverpool, he had this to day, “Words can’t describe it. It doesn’t do it justice, words. So, it’s coming and I’m going to be the first Scousers to ever have done it. In 200 years they’re going to remember my name in combat sports in Liverpool. I’m gonna take someones chin off in Liverpool, that’s what’s happening”.
He was also quoted in an release from the promotion saying, “I can’t believe UFC is finally coming to Liverpool and I’m going to be headlining Echo Arena. My name is going to be remembered in 200 years time for being part of this historical event and I can’t even describe how much that means to me”. Till will headline the card, his opponent is yet to be announced.
In the official release, it quotes David Shaw, Senior Vice President International and Content, claiming, “The stars really aligned for the Octagon to touch down in Liverpool. We have seen such phenomenal demand from fans in the region for a live event. Pair that with having such a rising, local star in Darren Till it made absolute sense to bring our first live event to this historical combat sports city in 2018”.
UFC Liverpool lands on a date speculated for a different venue, in a different country. Reports swirled last month, specifically one from MMAFighting.com, which claimed the May 27th date belonged to the UFCs return to Dublin. A return to Dublin doesn’t seem to fall completely out of the realm of possibility. For now, it remains to be seen.
The UFC also announced two bouts, both in the Middleweight division, booked for the event. Elias Therodorou takes on Trevor Smith, and Daniel Kelly goes up against England’s Tom Breese.
Marco Reyes Flagged for Potential Anti-Doping Policy Violation
Earlier today, UFC officials announced that Lightweight, Marco Reyes was flagged for a potential UFC Anti-Doping Policy violation. The potential violation hails from a sample collected on March 8th, 2018, in an out-of-competition test.
Reyes made his way into the UFC through The Ultimate Fighter Latin America, season 2. Competing in the lightweight bracket, Reyes defeated Christhian Soto by 2nd rd. TKO of a preliminary round bout. He then went onto to face Horacio Gutiérrez, in the semifinals of the tournament. Gutiérrez defeated Reyes in the opening round by TKO.
Following his elimination from the tournament, the Mexican fighter met Cezar Arzamendia on the series finale, The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale. Reyes impressively defeated Arzamendia, whom was the first overall pick for Team Gastelum, by 1st round KO.
From there, Reyes defeated Dong Hung Kim (rd. 1, KO), and Jason Novelli (Split Decision) respectively, before falling to rising contender James Vick. Most recently, the Lightweight fighter dispatched Matt Frevola in the opening round, ruining the Long Islanders promotional debut. His bout against Frevola took place at UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi, on January 14th of this year.
The UFC statement on the matter reads as follows:
The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Marco Reyes of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on March 8, 2018.
USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Reyes. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.
Dillon Danis to make Pro debut against Kyle Walker at Bellator 198
Mixed Martial Arts officially adopted another incredibly talented jiu-jitsu practioner today. Bellator officials announced today the long-awaited debut of Dillon Danis, whom the promotion had signed in the year previous. After zero amateur and countless jiu-jitsu matches, Danis makes his debut at Bellator 198: Mir vs. Emelianenko, against Kyle Walker.
Kyle Walker enters the match up also making his Bellator debut. Walker recently made a resurgence in 2016 after taking off, almost exactly, 3 years. Since returning to the professional scene his record is 0-3, losing each fight by stoppage (2 Sub, 1 KO).
Walker looks to snap his streak yet, his opponent could provide a major challenge. In terms of advantages for Walker, he has a massive and obvious one. His experience. Walkers opponent fights for the first time in the sport of MMA. While Danis competed in many top-level jiu-jitsu tournaments and matches, comparing the competition would stop and end upon examining the rule sets. It is quite obvious, the difference. Danis will have a bit of adversity to overcome, in that respect.
In spite of this, Danis’ team, he trains out of the highly regarded SBG Ireland. Even before his MMA training, he trained under Marcelo Garcia. He earned his black belt in April of 2015, following an incredible 2014. In that year, Danis became UAEJJF World Champion, winning gold in the 82 kg (181 lb.) Brown belt category.
The prospect of what that could look like inside the cage is exciting. He may have developed some striking techniques but, the lack of time dedicated to that training in undeniable. Experience and time is required to develop skills of any kind.
Bellator 198: Mir vs. Emelianenko, takes place on Saturday, April 28th from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. Bellator 198 features the third of four preliminary bouts in the promotions Heavyweight Grand Prix, Fedor Emelianenko takes on Frank Mir. It serves as the nights main event. Other bouts on the card feature; Emmanuel Sanchez against Sam Sicilia, Neiman Gracie faces Javier Torres, Rafael Lavato Jr. vs. John Salter, and more.
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