THIS JUST IN!!!: The KMW National Training Centers™ General Nutrition Lecture w/ Tina Angelotti is being rescheduled to JAN. 22!~ We’re so sorry for the inconvenience! We hope you can still make it! See the front desk for details and to register!!!
Some exciting news!
Join us on Thursday, September 13th, from 6-7pm for an informational seminar about Optimizing Your Health & Performance
Presented by WellnessFX this cutting-edge presentation and discussion will cover the following topics:
• Optimal Nutrition for Performance: Is a good diet good enough?
• Turn on Your Athletic Gene: Learn how to turn your 4-cylinder engine into an 8-cylinder
• You Can’t Improve What You Don’t Measure: Diagnostic tools that can help you improve your health & performance
• Prevention and Wellness That Works: Using your biomarkers to develop an effective path toward optimal health and wellness
Jim Kean Justin Mager, MD
Health and Wellness Visionary Exercise Physiologist & Health Strategist
Founder of WellnessFX
KMW National Training Centers Fitness Director
You’ve just finished your rigorous KMW training and it feels like you just “sweat buckets”.
Well, maybe not buckets, but chances are you perspire a lot when you are training at KMW Training Centers. During hard training, your muscles can generate 20 times more heat than when you are at rest. Some people perspire more than others, and this is normal. Men tend to perspire more than women. However, both men and women need to be equally diligent in replacing perspiration losses after training.
Fluid needs vary greatly from person to person.
So, it is difficult to make a one-size-fits-all recommendation. Loss of body fluid rates commonly range between 1 and 4 pounds per hour, depending on your sport, body size, intensity of training, and clothing; the room temperature and how well trained you are. On a daily basis, the simplest way to tell if you are adequately replacing body fluid loss is Read more
“Eat plenty of protein and you’ll build big strong muscles”, is the motto heard bouncing off the walls of your local gymnasium.
As a kid, we were relentlessly told by our parents to eat our meat. Sure protein is important to build and repair muscles. But how much of it do we really need? What kinds of protein are best? You just might be surprised to learn the answers…so keep on reading.
The best sports diet contains adequate, but not excessive protein.
Unless you’re a professional athlete, chances are you won’t need to consume that much more protein than the average person. Recreational athletes, like KMW members, won’t need more than .5-.7 grams of protein per pound of body weight. Besides, excessive protein will just be added calories that will be burned as fuel or stored as glycogen or fat. There is no scientific evidence that taking a protein supplement on top of a diet with adequate protein will enhance muscle strength or size. And don’t fret about how the protein is packaged—as whey powder, chicken, egg whites, or chocolate milk; all protein can build muscles. If you keep in mind that muscle strength and size is directly proportional to how hard you train and not how much protein you consume, you might think twice before you skip your KMW training.
Contrary to popular belief, too much protein can create problems.
If you fill your stomach with too much protein, you will be hampering health and performance. First, you won’t be fueling your muscles with carbohydrates. Which means you’ll lack energy for your KMW trainings. Second, eating too much protein can actually be fattening. Animal products like meat and dairy are high in saturated fat, something Read more
Undoubtedly, the Krav Maga self-defense, fighting and fitness training you do at KMW Training Centers™ is demanding and requires loads of energy. Without proper fueling, your energy will languish and it’ll be harder to keep up with your training. By consuming enough carbohydrates in your daily diet, you’ll fuel your brain and muscles to keep you energized and focused throughout the day.
There is this widespread belief that carbs are fattening.
This couldn’t be further from the truth. Carbs, in and of themselves don’t cause weight gain. It’s eating too many calories in a day that causes the pounds to creep up. Forget the high-protein diets…they simply don’t work. They cause the body to lose water weight which fools you into believing that you are losing weight. In reality, a diet like this is not sustainable. While you are on this meat fest, your body will start to crave junk food and sweets. Before you know it, you’ll be blowing your diet with cookies, candy and whatever else you can get your hands on. The bottom line is, your muscles must be fueled by enough carb consumption to give you energy.