“The Grapplers Guide to Sports Nutrition” By John Berardi & Michael Fry. Contents: Section 1: “The Importance of Good Nutrition for Grapplers” Forward. Wannabebig: Why was this book written? Mike F & Dr John B: That’s a great question and the answer is simple. Grapplers have a long history. Recently I picked up The Grappler’s Guide to Sports Nutrition for Body Composition and Performance Enhancement by John Berardi and Michael Fry.

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Grapplers have a long history of stupid nutritional practices.

The Grapplers Guide To Sports Nutrition

But when it comes to nutrition, grapplers are often worse than anorexic women. What is the main underlying message you want to get across to readers? However, with the application of the principles of this book, some athletes are tearing their competitors apart.

What are the main nutritional deficiencies in athletes today that compromise performance? In addition to a host of vitamin and mineral deficiencies, usually energy is deficient in most grapplers. When we say energy, we mean calories. What happens when grapplers underfeed is that their metabolisms slow down, causing a reduction in their yrapplers to recover from training and in their ability to accomplish the goal of hard training — a remodeling of the body.

Other deficiencies lead to smaller muscles, an excess storage of body fat, a reduced capacity for consuming oxygen, and a reduced energy production through glycolysis and the Krebs cycle. These are all fancy-sounding terms, we know. What 3 areas should a good nutrition program focus on for a grappler? Grapplers should focus on improving their body composition body fat, lean mass, fat mass, etc.

They should also focus on performance. All these things do, however, take the right nutritional intervention. Just how dangerous can poor nutrition result in grapplers or wrestlers? Well, in the intro to our book we talk about 3 wrestlers who died as a result of their eating, dehydration, and weight cutting efforts. At the very least, grapplers should buy this book to learn what not to do, using these 3 kids as the example. You mention super foods in the book, what are they exactly and can you give some examples of some?

These foods are rich in micronutrients, phytochemicals, and, in general, good stuff. In the book we include 20 Superfoods and they include things like: Check out the book for the rest of them. How important is hydration during a competition? A 3 percent loss of body water causes a 10 percent loss of strength and an 8 percent loss of speed. However, even a 1 percent reduction in body water causes a reduction in performance! Take a lb grappler. For that individual, a 2 percent loss of body water or body mass is about 3 pounds.

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Are there any supplements grapplers should be taking to maximize their performance on and off the mat? We have 5 supplement staples listed in the book that all grapplers should be taking — protein supplements, greens supplements, muscle recovery drinks, creatine monohydrate micronizedand omega 3 fish oil capsules. Is there a safe and healthy approach to cutting weight leading up to a competition?

The reason I want to bring this up is that nearly every one of these methods is a problem!

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The exercise used, slow cardio, actually impairs muscle strength and power development. And the other methods dehydrate the body — and without adequate rehydration strategies, huge problems could result.

Currently we have athletes dropping lbs in the final week before a match without doing additional exercise, spending time in the sauna, or doing this other stupid junk above. In the book we teach you how to do just that. Can you share any nutritional tips grapplers or wrestlers can use to put them ahead of their competition on the day of their matches?

You just have to know how to do it right — and in the book we teach you how to drop weight fast and to get it back on the right way. Can you leave the readers with some words of wisdom regarding everything you cover in the book?

This book covers everything — from workout nutrition, to post workout nutrition, to creatine supplementation, to BCAA, to making weight fast and furiously, to being at your best — physically and mentally — while your opponents are suffering.

To pick up a copy, click here. Guys, thanks for taking your time out to answer our questions. If you have a comment, question or would like to discuss anything raised in this article, please do so in the following discussion thread on the Wannabebig Forums — The Grapplers Guide to Sports Nutrition discussion thread.

He has also studied and lectured on the topics of exercise physiology, pharmacology, endocrinology, psychology and health science. Berardi has the practical experience necessary to put all that book learning to use. In addition to his academic expertise, John has spent the last 12 years in the field, coaching clients from all walks of life. His clients have won Olympic gold medals, ran marathons, and dropped their yard times. Others walk runways in Milan or compete in fitness and figure competitions.


“The Grapplers Guide to Sports Nutrition” By John Berardi & Michael Fry

Some are treating cardiovascular disease, diabetes or digestive disorders. And many just want to look good naked. And last but not least, John is no stranger to high-level athletics himself. He has had success as a regional level power lifter, a track and field athlete, a rugby player, and a national level bodybuilder — winning the prestigious Mr.

Mike is the owner of Grapplers Gym spotts www. As a wrestler growing up in Michigan, Mike had the opportunity to train under hall of fame coach Tom Krepps at Grandville high school. During this time Mike topped the win club and took 4th in the nation in freestyle and is one of the top 25 all time in wins at Nuteition. Mike still eports and is currently the Connecticut Nutmeg Games wrestling champion. With Grapplers Gym Mike has answered that question.

The Grapplers Guide To Sports Nutrition by John Berardi

Strength and conditioning for wrestlers should not be a mystery and at Grapplers Gym Mike and his staff of trained certified strength and conditioning coaches have broken training down so everyone can do it and understand it. Reason for this book is Mike has witness young athletes as young as 8 trying to cut gdapplers using very unhealthy techniques and felt it was time to come out with a guide to help teach coaches and parents how to nutrifion that there athletes are receiving proper nutrition and to also teach safe and proven ways to cut weight while maintaining a healthy diet.

Why was this book written? A recent survey demonstrated that: Written by Maki Riddington Discuss, comment or ask a question If you have a comment, question or would like to discuss anything raised in this article, please do so in the following discussion zports on the Wannabebig Forums — The Grapplers Guide to Sports Nutrition discussion thread. Athletic Performance Nutirtion — Things you need to know to become a freaky athlete.

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