Visiting ROMA BJJ on the Big Island of Hawaii

While coming face to face with molten lava was the primary reason for visiting the Big Island of Hawaii, since I had some free time I made sure to check out one of the local Brazilian jiu-jitsu gyms.

I’m lucky that in this day and age, BJJ is so popular that you can find a gym in every major city and Hilo, Hawaii is no exception.

While Hilo only has a population of 43,000 and has a small town feel, it’s considered one of the bigger cities on the big island.… Read More

Review: Peregrine Nutrition Keto Paleo Bar

 

I have a fondness for nutrition bars.  There’s just something about the convenience of them that draws me in despite the primal/paleo notion that it’s better for us to eat whole unprocessed foods.

The bar that I’ve been eating most regularly up to this point is the RxBar which I only learned about while doing the Whole 30 challenge.  These make for a convenient on-the-go breakfast or pre-training snack.

While RxBar offers many different flavors, the thing that bothered me the most was that each bar contained around 23 grams of carbs, which is quite a lot since I generally try to eat low carb.… Read More

Cholesterol Update with Bergamot, March 2017

Moving forward with my efforts to identify non-Statin ways to lower my cholesterol I experimented with using Bergamot 500 mg twice a day.  This was a component of what I did when I finally got my LDL-P to under 1500 and small LDL-P to under 600:

Did My Anti-Cholesterol Gameplan Work?  YES

Most recently I’ve been testing the effects of various dosages of Berberine, here are links to my most recent posts:

Next, I wanted to see what using Bergamot alone would do to my cholesterol.… Read More

Using the Breezing Metabolism Tracker to measure how many calories BJJ burns

After I picked up the Breezing Metabolism Tracker and fiddling around with it for a while, I was curious to see how BJJ affects my metabolic rate!

Here are links to my previous posts on the Breezing:

If you try to look up the calories in MyFitnesspal, Sparkpeople, or other generic sources, you get something in the range of 800-900 calories/hr.  I’m never sure whether or not to believe this.

While I’m not exactly sure where this table comes from, Tim Bruce has a table showing that:

  • Light Brazilian jiu jitsu burns 3.25 calories per hour per pound of body weight
  • Intense Brazilian jiu jitsu burns 4.87 cal/hr/lb

Who knew that shooting around a basketball burns the same amount of calories as intense weight lifting at 2.72 calories per hour,  while yoga only burns a measly 1.81 calories per hour.… Read More

How I Got Burned By Crowdfunding… TWICE!

I remember when the idea of crowdfunding first became popular.  I’d browse the pages of Kickstarter and Indiegogo and marvel at the amazing products people were developing, but was always hesitant about taking the plunge because I was never sure any of the products would actually make it into existence… until these two times.

Cautionary Tale #1 – AVAcore RTX Glove

I first heard of this technology in 2012 when I read this article on Gizmodo.  I knew that athletes used ice and ice baths and cryotherapy to aid in recovery, so the idea that similar results could be achieved in something as portable as a glove was mind blowing.… Read More

Gut Shield: Followup uBiome After 30 Days

When Kiefer’s Gut Shield was first released I was initially skeptical given his previous stance on the microbiome, namely that if you become healthy, your gut flora will in turn become healthy.  If you are unhealthy, then your gut flora will be unhealthy.  Eating low carb and Carb Nite will make you healthier and in turn make your gut healthier.  

He didn’t think there was any need to do anything other than eating low carb and Carb Nite… and next he’s marketing a prebiotic and probiotic.

Despite my skepticism, since I really liked his work with Carb Nite and Carb Backloading I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt and try this product out for myself.… Read More

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