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Healthy Fats in your Diet for a Martial Art Training

Healthy Fats in your Diet for a Martial Art Training

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The Benefits of “Healthy” Fats Too much fat in your diet can be harmful; everyone knows that! But what you might not know is that some fats can actually be beneficial to your health. Monounsaturated Fats Cholesterol is a lipid (type of fat) naturally produced in the body. It is needed to make vitamin D and some hormones, build cell walls, and create bile salts that help you digest fat, however, too much cholesterol can clog arteries causing heart disease. All animal-produced foods such as meat and dairy also contain cholesterol meaning that, when we consume these foods, we are taking in more cholesterol than is required by our bodies. // // As cholesterol cannot travel through the bloodstream by itself, it combines with certain proteins forming a Lipoprotein. Lipoproteins can be divided

How To Get More Power In Your Punch

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// // You don't have to be a competition boxer to put more power in your punches. If you can punch harder in good form in your home or gym workouts you will get fitter and lose more weight - because it means you are using the right muscles and putting more of your body into each punch. Here's how to double your punching power in 5 steps. Power Punch Step #1 - Using Your Whole Body. Bruce Lee used to knock a man down from a punching distance of just one inch. The secret? He used his full body weight. If we just swing our arms we get nowhere, but if we really engage our Abs, legs and torso our power can double. Engage the core when you punch, and rotate the torso. Your arm is just the nail. Your body is the hammer. Power Punch Step #2 - Connect To The Ground. The power comes ...