Post Training Munchies

The trigger for this blog is simple. Nearly a year ago I added a dedicated strength and condition session to my training programme.  I really enjoy it for a number of grappling and non grappling related reasons but I have discovered one problem – lifting makes me really hungry! Seriously I start to find my office colleagues looking tasty post lifting! Plus there is nothing worse than being near an office kitchen full of biscuits when hungry and being on a diet for competition! So I thought I’d look into what can cause those post training munchies and what have done and can try to limit them. Continue reading “Post Training Munchies”

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Women & BJJ – Periods

UntitledPeriods. Menstrual Cycle. Time of the Month. Whatever you call them the majority of female grapplers have them in some shape or form and have to deal with them on the mat. This blog is a combination of my own experience as well as some the best of the net to hopefully share some thoughts and advice on the topic. Continue reading “Women & BJJ – Periods”

Intermittent Fasting for Women

Within my gym its common for a number of the male grapplers to use intermittent scalefasting as way to lose weight for competition etc and some of the guys I know are big advocates of it. However, like most things as a female grappler it’s not always as straightforward as just doing it the same as the guys! I did try it a couple of times and really didn’t have much success with it and found it pretty difficult so I got researching. Whilst there is research on fasting there isn’t that much available on gender differences (unless you’re a rodent) so this blog will try to pull some of this together with my own experiences so you can be aware of some of the things to watch for. Continue reading “Intermittent Fasting for Women”

Mat Therapy Warrior Princess Rashguard Review​​​

A few months ago the lovely people at the Verbal Tap Podcast ran an ADCC sweepstake event on Facebook. The good news was that I won! Although I have to give credit to Beatriz Mesquita as she did the hard work – I’d just been drawn her name! As a result, I got to receive a rashguard from the lovely people at Mat Therapy which as always I’m reviewing for you! Continue reading “Mat Therapy Warrior Princess Rashguard Review​​​”