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Science! Muscle Protein Involved in Sleep Regulation

Hey everyone- a recent study showed that skeletal muscle protein lessens sleep deprivation in mice, which could have some exciting possibilities for treating insomnia.

Check it out and have a great day everyone!

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Happy Friday! Meteor Shower Edition

Happy Friday everyone! Well, NASA is being a little bit of a killyjoy- or establishing realistic expectations. Guess it depends on how you look at it, I suppose. They have stated that the meteor shower that’s supposed to happen on the 13th will not be “the brightest ever”, despite what all of  your friends say on Facebook.

It should still be impressive however- check out the article and have a great weekend everyone!

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Article on Items to Pack for a Tournament

Hey guys, it’s a hectic week, but if you all have a moment check out the article from Grapplers Planet on What to Pack for a Tournament. Have a great day everyone!

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Happy Friday! Alien Life Edition

Well this is pretty interested: was first sounded like there was a ridiculous job in NASA defending us from Aliens, actually sounds like a pretty interesting position. Basically, NASA is hiring to make sure when exploring space, we avoid accidentally contaminating Earth with foreign bacteria or matter from Mars, and vice versa. Not that I think there is anything truly malicious or anything that would make for a science horror film, but invasive species of flora and insects are totally a thing here, so why not be concerned about the same thing across planets.

Anyway, check it out, and have a great weekend everyone!

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Canada Outlawing BJJ Tournaments: The Saga Continues

Yet again- what the hell, Canada?

So we previously talked about how Canada had some problems with jiu jitsu tournaments, considering jiu jitsu as a combat sport.

Apparently one organization basically said, “well, we’re doing this anyway” and held a tournament in Ontario. Bold move, friends. Bold move. Apparently the police showed up- rather than arresting anyone however they hung out and posed for photos with participants.

The whole thing is just strange, to be honest. You can read more about it on Grapplers Planet: check it out and have a great day everyone!

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Happy Friday! Sensory Deprivation Edition

Happy Friday everyone! So I’m thinking about possibly trying out a sensory deprivation tank- seems like it would be an interesting experience. download.jpg

Funny enough, I know Rafael Lovato Jr. seems to be a fan of them (based on his social media activity). Anyone else try them? What did you think?

Let me know- otherwise, have a great weekend everyone!

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Science! Study Shows Drinking Sugary Beverage with Meal Could Promote Fat Storage

Huh, well this is pretty interesting: turns out a recent study showed that drinking a beverage that’s full of sugar with a high protein meal could reduce the body’s metabolic efficiency and prompt the body to store more fat.

Check it out and have a great day everyone!

 

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David Avellan Seminar, Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

So last night David Avellan stopped by our academy for a second time and went through part 2 of his kimura series, showing us all the other additional situations to kind the kimura- on top in half guard, on bottom in half guard, while knitting, skydiving, sleeping…You know, all the positions you may find yourself in.

Just like last time, it was an evening that was chock full of information, well explained and pretty thorough. We all had a good time going through the different positions and ways to pull kimuras practically out of thin air in either gi or no-gi. All in all a good seminar, and someone I would suggest checking out if you are interested in learning some versatile and interesting ways of getting a shoulder lock.

 

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Roger Gracie Submitted Buchecha in Tournament Over the Weekend

Well this weekend certainly sounded exciting: apparently Roger Gracie submitted Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida at the Gracie Pro Tournament this weekend. It was also apparently his final match before retiring, which is a pretty fantastic way to finish out your competition career.

Check out the article on BJJ Heroes about it, and have a great day everyone!

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Happy Friday! The Science of Hangry Edition

Happy Friday everyone! You know that feeling when you are so hungry that you want to murder someone, aka “the Hanger zone”?

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The Conversation has an article on the possible science behind being hangry- essentially offering explanations as to why are we become such short tempered, awful people when we’re super hungry.

Check it out and have a great weekend everyone!

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