I'm concerned about the high fructose corn syrup in the Myoplex Lite bars. Anyone else?
I wouldnt rely on bars if I were you, they are ok in an emergency, shakes are better but real food is best
I used the bars in the beginning of my 12 weeks (i'm in week 8 now) and found that my sugar/carb cravings were almost unbearable! I read a post on here about the bars having high sugar content so I quit them asap and my cravings went away.
Hope that helps, and good luck!
So, what I've gathered is that the Myoplex bars are not a good thing to eat. Which is curious since they're made by EAS, Bill Smith's company.
Have you tried the Pure Protein brand?
Want it. Plan it. Do it.
No I haven't tried them yet, but I just read about them today in this forum. They sound like a good way to way to eat on road as that is where I often am.
Another good one I could recommend for you is the Supreme Protein line or the Titan bars. those are by far the tastiest and they do not have any HFCS in them, however, they do have Palm Kern Oil which is not great. I personally use the optimum nutrition protein diet toasted coconut. google them, they dont taste too bad considering and only have about 185 calories. good for mid-morning, nid afternoon snack.
Thanks fcsubfighter. BTW, what does your screen name mean?
your welcome. My screen name stands for full contact submission fighter.
Cool. are you an amateur or professional fighter? Where do you fight?
Once upon a time I was semi-professional I guess. I have competed in Gladiator Challenge, KOTC, Gracie Open, Naga and Grapplers Quest. I have fought in Brazil and Japan I have not competed in years, the result of several knee surgeries from the sport. I still train lightly, but my competing days are no more. These days I sit back and watch some of the guys I trained with compete in the UFC and Strikeforce
I train out of Northern California. Nor Cal Fighting Alliance, before that Cesar Gracie Camp.
Awesome! I'm a huge MMA fan and have been for years now. I love the sport and all the guys and girls that do it...you are all phenomenal athletes. I live in Las Vegas (MMA capital of the world) and have met several professional fighters and I just love to get inside you guys' heads and see what makes you tick because going into a fight is something I don't I could ever so. And NorCal has some of the greatest fighters (Diaz brothers).
As far as what makes us "tick" I honestly couldnt tell you. I guess it is something inside that you are born with. I am not a violent person, and believe it or not that is the first thing people think when I mention that I train, and have competed in MMA since it was actually considered "full contact fighting". I had trained in the Gracie Camp since 1996 and with Fairtex since 1997. But I have been doing Freestyle, Greco Roman and Collegiate wrestling since I was 5 years old and boxing since I was 8 years old. I was on the Marine Corps wrestling and boxing teams the whole time I was in the Corps and started doing Kickboxing in the Marine Corps. I think through all of it, as far back as I can remember, I have always been very competitive, and always excelled at the 1 on 1 type of competitions. I like the fact that win or lose, the only person the shame or glory fell on was me. I had to accept responsibility for every mistake, as well as for every success. I learned that the harder I trained, and the better the caliber of person I trained with, the better I became. granted, it took a lot of beatings in the gym, but everyone of them I learned and became better from. You truly learn a lot about yourself when you are the only one held accountable and you cant play the "blame game" that you see a lot in team sports.
I have trained with some of the best fighters in the world. I know the UFC speaks highly of Greg Jackson's Camp out of New Mexico, and granted, the reputation is well earned. they have world class athletes, and an amazing reputation. Same with Extreme Couture out of Las Vegas. But what a lot of people dont understand is that a lot of fighters started somewhere else and went to those camps to improve themselves because of teh Camp's reputation. I am all for that, back before MMA had a "1 stop shop", we used to travel all over Northern California to train. Wrestling and Shootboxing in Fairfield, Gracie Jitz in either SF or Concord, Muy Thai in SF or Vallejo. We would compete at Indian Casino's. It was Gritty, but it was fun.
Here is a fun fact for you: Did you know that some of the top ranked fighters in the world started at Cesar Gracie's Academy? Dave Terrell, Nick and Nate Diaz, Gilbert Melendez, Jake Shields, Tyson Griffin as well as many many others. Chuck Liddell and BJ Penn would show up to train with Cesar often.
I have loved the sport since before it was a sport, and the athletes now just keep evolving. It is amazing to think that pretty soon, you will see "kids" fighting in the UFC that were born after Royce Gracie won the first UFC title.
I am 37 now, I began training in some form of combat over 30 years ago. That is absolutely surreal to me. I did my first BFL Challenge in 1999 as a prep for a fight I had coming up. I am a Personal Trainer and Nutritionist part time now and have my own Consulting business. I still do a lot of the fighters pre-fight camp training and nutrition programs. I have used the BFL Challenge as a base "training program" with FULL credit to Bill Phillips. I am currently on my 6th BFL Challenge since 1999, but in reality, I have been living this lifestyle in one form or another since then.
So if you ever have doubts about the program, or you need any training or nutrional advice, I am more than happy to help anyone out I can. I am a big believer in "paying things forward" I have been very fortunate in my life and have always had a good support structure for success. If I can offer someone else the same. I'm all for it.
Well, hopefully that gave you an idea about what makes us good athletes and what makes us tick. Everyone I have ever known who has been exceptionally successful in anything from Monopoly to being Champion Mixed Martial Artist is the mindset and goals they go at it with. I believe the mental game is the primary difference between succeeding and failing. I have met people from all walks of life, the one thing that has made them more successful than the average person, is there is absolutely no quit in their heart or mind.
Well Tim, I wish you the best of luck and much success. you ever need any help or motivation, just hit me up. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks Dan for being so open to help. I'll talk to you in email.
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