Monthly Archives: November 2013

Thanksgiving Training with Renato Babalu Sobral

Screen Shot 2013-11-28 at 5.18.20 PMGot to start Thanksgiving Day in the best way possible, with a special training session with Renato Babalu Sobral at his gym.

It was a great training session and he helped me drill a guard recovery technique using inversion when my guard is being passed (which happens a lot more than I’d like).

He then taught me a sequence working with the De La Riva guard transitioning to a back take from an opponent on his knees and then from De La Riva guard to side control against someone who is standing.… Read More

Precision Xtra Ketone Strips Back in Stock at Universal Drugstore


Just got an email saying I was due for my ‘refill,’ so when I went to check on their website, I was happy to find that they had the ketone strips in stock for the same price of $1.99 per strip!

This is still the best deal that I’ve come across for the Precision Xtra Ketone Strips.… Read More

The BJJ Cavewife Strikes!

The lovely BJJ Cavewife has been putting up with me while I’ve been doing my n=1 experiments and purchasing all kinds of gadgets and supplements for quite a while now and has been incredibly supportive throughout the entire process, and I’m definitely lucky to have found such an understanding spouse.  But she recently said two things that I wanted to write about:

1. While eating dinner with the BJJ Cavewife, I excused myself to go to the restroom, and when I returned she had a huge grin on her face.  I asked her what was so funny and she replied while laughing, “Damn!!!  Look at that ass!’  This was in reference to my bulbous backside.… Read More

Prurigo Pigmentosa: The Keto Rash Revisited with a Photo Journal

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailI’m currently in the midst of an experiment for fat loss and body recomposition using a variation of a cyclic ketogenic diet called the Carb Nite Solution, which essentially has me in ketosis for the entire week with a single day where I am required to do an aggressive carb re-load within a window of 6-8 hrs.

I wanted to provide an update on the effects of this diet on prurigo pigmentosa, which is the rash that many of us have discovered appears when we are in a state of ketosis.… Read More

Epic Bars Review

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Epic Bars Review

I first heard about these through Mark’s Daily Apple when he offered them as a prize for one of his contents.

Since I’m on the road so often I was eager to try these out since they seemed like the perfect paleo snack.

Grass fed, gluten free, preservative free, antibiotic free, hormone free, low glycemic, dairy free, and low glycemic.  The ingredient lists are also filled with items that I recognize and can pronounce.

The company even lists ‘ketogenic’ on its website.… Read More

Carb Nite Solution Results After 4 Weeks

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Carb Nite Solution Results After 4 Weeks

For the past month I’ve been experimenting with the Carb Nite Solution.  If you want to learn more about how it works, you can read my recent book review, but needless to say I was pretty convinced of the potential of this protocol as an effective way to burn body fat.

OBJECTIVELower my body fat.


  • Follow the Carb Nite Solution as rigorously as possible
  • At the same time, use paleo and primal principles (eating whole foods, avoiding wheat products, legumes, vegetable oils, processed foods etc).
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