Stubborn fat. We are struggle from this. The leaner you are the more you notice it. However the more body fat you have the less you are likely to notice what exactly is stubborn fat because you need to lose fat overall.
Stubborn fat is areas of the body that will hold on to fat the longest and trust me these areas will fight you for all you are worth. In men stubborn fat usually occurs in their lower backs and lower abs and in women the lower body (thighs, butt, hips) and lower abs.
Considering that you are staying true to your clean diet and hardcore training I want you to really understand why these ares are so difficult to lose fat from. The difference between regular fat and stubborn fat is that regular fat have high ratios of beta-2 receptors and stubborn fat have high ratios of alpha-2 receptors. You see, in order for fat loss to occur optimally there needs to be a good ratio of both receptors in these areas but with stubborn fat the ratios are not proportioned which is why these areas are so stubborn and fat loss almost comes to a complete stop.
How to know if you have stubborn fat or just plain old fat to lose? Well in general for women you need to be at ~15%BF with a slight 4 pack to see the stubborn fat areas and in men you need to be at ~10%BF with a slight 4pack as well. The reason why there needs to be a slight 4 pack is because the stubborn fat is usually what is stopping you from getting a 6 pack in both men and women.
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The BTT Orange County team would like to congratulate Michael Lansang of BTT Long Beach on his gold metal at the NABJJ All Americas’ tournament this past Sunday! Michael would walk on the mat prepared for war and not only capture gold but also sub everyone one of his opponents that day!
Congrats Michael, you made everyone proud!!!
Starting his training in the mid 1990’s it did not take Bryce long before he would establish himself as promising amateur before turning pro in 2004. Since then Bryce’s determination has made him one of the best at his weight class capturing many titles on his constant journeys into the ring.
As a trainer Bryce has tons of experience as he not only trains many pro MMA fighters but also maintains his own stable of fighters called the Havoc Crew. Don’t miss your chance to train with a great fighter and trainer! Please see our schedule for details on all of Bryce’s fight and conditioning classes!
The staff here at Total MMA Studios would like to welcome back Magno Almeida to the mat! Arriving this week from his home town San Pablo, Brazil Magno had gone home to visit his family and friends for the holidays but is now back with us ready to take on all that 2012 has to offer!
You have probably hear some of the buzz surrounding gluten free diets in the media and you’ve probably seen the displays of “gluten free” labels on foods in your local grocery store. Maybe you’ve considered going gluten free but are not sure what it’s all about. In this article I will examine the role a gluten free diet can have in athletics, but really the health benefits of gluten free go far beyond performance and can help everyone from the professional fighter to grandparents and children alike.
People that go gluten free have historically been diagnosed with celiac disease, an allergy to gluten, a family of proteins in wheat, rye, and barley. There are five of twenty proteins in the family that the body has a hard time digesting. The body will exhibit an immune response in the small intestine whenever one of these proteins is present. The protein Gleatin which is found in gluten is one of the main culprits that people are sensitive to, but there are 4 others. This response aggravates the gut lining and causes a host of health problems. More on this later, first let’s talk about our gluten free athletes.
The Rise of Gluten Free Athletes
Gluten free diets for athletes first made a splash in 2010 when the entire Garmin-Transitions pro cycling team went gluten free and Men’s Health wrote about it in their Winning Without Wheat article. The team experienced better digestion and therefore improved recovery, sleep and energy. The team also reported feeling less bloating, gastrointestinal distress and stiffness and saw a marked improvement in their performance with a gluten free lifestyle. This is quite notable considering the team was never diagnosed with gluten sensitivity or celiac – they just cut out gluten and saw results.
Also in 2010 MMA got its first spokesperson for a gluten free life. Welterweight Dennis “Superman” Hallman (51-14-2) was diagnosed with celiac disease. He reported his training was vastly improved and he could now complete with energy and confidence. He has won 3 of his last 4 fights since going gluten free in May 2010.
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Attention BTT Orange County members!!!
Today is the last day to register for the upcoming NABJJ All Americas’ JJ tournament so if you are going to be competing make sure you register ASAP!
Please follow the link below for details on registration, weight classes and pricing!
The whole team would like to just wish Mellisa Davis, Christian Aguilera and Edgar Frias good luck today as all three will be competing in Subfightermma’s Submission Fighter Challenge. If you are planning on attending the event to support our fighters it will be at the Subfightermma Academy located in Laguna Hills. The even will start at 11:00 A.M and the cover charge will only be $5.00, hope to see you there!
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Recipe: Pumpkin Protein Goodness Bar
Wow…wow…Oh! wow! I can’t get over these bars. They taste amazing, so moist, so much cinnamon, so much flavor and it taste like REAL bread but it has absolutely no flour. After 3 tries of coming up with this recipe, I nailed it! ENJOY!
Ingredients: makes 8 bar
1 cup almond flour
1 cup protein powder (vanilla or other neutral flavor)
4T coconut oil
2 egg whites
1t vanilla extract
1t baking soda
1t pumpkin pie spice
1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
1/3 cup stevia (I used Stevia Extract in the Raw)
1 oz. crushed walnuts
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