Monthly Archives: October 2014

King Pito Gator’s Fight-Worthy Nutrition Tips

Preparing for a UFC fight requires discipline, dedicated training and nutrition to fuel it all.  King Pito Gator, pro wrestler, boxer, UFC fighter, and 2014 Rocc the Barz Worldwide NBXA All-Around Champ, knows all this well.

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Eat Clean

King sticks to a clean eating diet, which helps increase energy, boost immunity and improve sleep.  He says he tends to stay away from meat and chicken and, instead, gets nutrients from fruits, vegetables and juices.  King also says that he eats lots of fish, a great source of low-fat protein that is high in omega-3 fatty acids.

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Drink Smoothies

Smoothies are a great way to get the nutrients your body needs from fruits and vegetables.  King is a big fan of smoothies and juices.  One of his favorites includes kale, baby spinach, honey, ginger, a little bit of garlic, blueberries, strawberries and pineapple.

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Get Out the Grill

King says that he usually grills everything on fight day, from chicken to vegetables. Grilling is a great way to prepare foods as you don’t need to add excess oil or butter to your food to cook it.  When you grill meat, excess fat drips away from the meat, so you’re left with a leaner source of protein.  Don’t stick with just grilling meat, either.  Try grilling veggies like King does, or throw tofu, pineapple, peaches or sweet potatoes on the BBQ.

 

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5 Scientific Ways to Build Habits That Stick

In our day-to-day lives, it can be tough to form habits because there are so many distractions that can lead us right back to our old ways, such as a sudden invitation to happy hour or a phone call from a friend. Here are 5 scientific ways for any aspiring habit-builders form habits that will stick.

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  1. Make “Micro-Quotas” and “Macro-Goals”

As it turns out, dreaming big is good advice after all! In a study about motivation, researchers found that abstract thinking can be an effective method to help with the discipline required to achieve a goal. You need to balance the desire of a big dream with your discipline to finish day-to-day activities that may not produce dramatic results but are a positive step in the right direction. The key is to make “micro-quotas” and “macro-goals.” Your goals are the big picture items you hope to accomplish while your quotas are the minimum amounts of work that you need to complete each day to make these goals possible. Quotas keep daily work approachable and your goals eventually achievable.

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The Next Level of Resistance Bands: ReXist360

ReXist360 bands are designed to intensify current workouts without any unwanted pressures added to the back, knee or ankle joints. The scalable resistance bands are easy to strap on and allow greater flexibility and movement. Try the bands with our featured ReXist workouts from their top trainers with a HIIT with Rexist 360 session or Fit Mama Prenatal Workout. Read more about the benefits you’ll be getting by exercising with ReXist360 below.

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Increased Strength

King Pito Gator, a pro wrestler, boxer and UFC fighter, uses the ReXist360 bands for all of his workouts, because they help to increase his strength and power.  Lauren Sesselmann, a professional soccer player and Olympic medalist, is using the ReXist360 bands to help her recover from an ACL injury and surgery. She believes they’re helping her to gain back the strength lost in her quads.  The band’s resistance forces muscles like the quads, hamstrings, hip flexors, and abs to work harder throughout a workout, which builds strength.

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Improved Explosiveness

Lauren says using the bands helps with explosive strength and quick muscles movements.  In fact, research on high school athletes found that using the ReXist360 bands increased vertical jump by 13.38%.  This is because the bands focus on muscles used during these explosive movements like glutes, abdominals, hamstrings, quads and calves.

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Increased Speed

ReXist360 bands focus on the major muscles used throughout all the different stages of running, which helps to improve acceleration.  Increased strength and acceleration work together to increase overall speed when running.

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Increased Endurance

When using the ReXist360 bands, your body is working up to two times harder than it would without the bands.  As a result, you’re burning up to twice as many calories and also improving your cardiovascular fitness level.  This improved cardiovascular fitness increases your endurance to help you perform at a higher level longer.