Are You Eating Like A Sumo Wrestler?

Do you eat like this guy?

I am sure your immediate answer is NO!

Of course I don’t!  What a crazy question!

Believe it or not you may actually be following the same diet plan as athletes whose goal is to gain as much weight and have as much fat in the abdominal area as possible. Keep reading and see how much your diet plan has in common with the world’s largest people.   In my research this is what I discovered.

The average weight of a Sumo Wrestler is between 400 to 600 pounds.

What I found interesting about this was in Japan the average male is 140 to 160 pounds.  So you would think that the only people who become Sumo Wrestlers were already naturally heavy right?

Wrong.

Sumo is a very serious sport. Many participants are recruited at a young age. Boys who are already overweight are considered undisciplined and lazy. The weight gain of 100 to 300 pounds is deliberate and scientifically calculated.
So here is the process of successfully gaining body fat:

1.) SKIP breakfast.
The first step to gaining body fat is slowing down the metabolism. The Sumo Wrestlers wake up and train without eating breakfast. The purpose of this is after the body sleeps for 8 hours then trains, the body can go up to 15 hours between meals. This slows the metabolism down and ensures that most of the first meal of the day is stored as body fat.
2.) Train on an empty stomach.
When your body has no fuel to burn to get you through the activity, it will conserve every last ounce of energy. This is accomplished by burning fewer calories and increasing cortisol production, which will increase fat deposits in the abdomen.
3.) Only eat twice a day.
Getting up early and working hard on an empty stomach will ensure that the Sumo Wrestlers will be starving midday and eating anything they can grab. With a lowered metabolism and a huge calorie surplus, extra weight and body fat is certain. When you eat a large amount of calories in one sitting, your body will use a small amount to refuel the body and store the majority of those calories as body fat.
4.) Drink lots of alcohol.
Drinking beer and alcohol causes your body to increase cortisol production and causes you to store more fat in the abdominal area. The purpose of alcohol consumption for a Sumo Wrestler is to increase fat deposits in the abdomen.
5.) Eat out and with a group of people.
Sumo trainers never allow the wrestlers to eat alone or prepare their own food. Many studies have shown that when people eat in a group they eat between 30-40% more food and 20-30% more fat than if they were alone at home eating a meal they prepared.
6.) Lay around or sleep after a big meal.
After all the wrestlers eat their 2 big meals they immediately go to their rooms and take a nap. Going to sleep after eating a large amount of calories will greatly increase the chances that the body will store more body fat since it is more difficult for the body to metabolize large amounts of food while you are sleeping.
SOUNDS CRAZY DOESN’T IT?
I mean think about it! While I have devoted most of my time and research to figure out how to help people lose weight and body fat, these trainers have devoted all their time and research to guarantee that these athletes gain weight and body fat, so what does this have to do with you?

Of course you don’t eat like a Sumo Wrestler?

Or do you?

THE AVERAGE DAY OF MOST AMERICANS
Let’s go over a regular day in most of our lives. This is how it goes:
1.) We wake up get ready and leave for work. No breakfast.
2.) We go to work and discuss which buffet or fast food restaurant we are going to for lunch with our co-workers.
3.) After we eat a large high fat high calorie meal, we go back to work and sit at our desk and move slow for the rest of the day.
4.) We go home from work and eat a big dinner, maybe have a drink or two then lie on the couch and watch television until we fall asleep.
Scary isn’t it?
This is the busy American lifestyle that most of us lead. When you are always on the go and working many hours it is easy to eat like a Sumo Wrestler.
HOW DO I STOP EATING LIKE A SUMO WRESTLER?
I know it seems impossible and overwhelming to change your eating habits all at once. It is so confusing trying to decide what you should eat, when you should eat, and how much you should eat.
It is not as difficult or as complicated as you may think. It just takes a little planning and organization. Do not waste time or money on pills, fad diets or gadgets that do not work. You can lose weight and burn stubborn body fat eating real whole foods that you enjoy.
I know how confusing it can be trying to figure what foods to eat, how many calories you should take in and how many times a day to eat. There is so much bad information out there wanting to rip you off.
I realize that you are busy and stressed for time.

Working long hours, driving kids back and forth to activities and taking care of all your home responsibilities is enough to make you want to pull your hair out. After all that in a day you have to find an hour or so to get to the gym.
To save you time and make sure that you get the most out of your workouts I have discovered a new option that takes all the thinking and preparation out of the equation.

Many of my clients have told me over and over again I wish I had someone to make all my food and bring to my house.

I don’t have the time or desire to cook healthy meals every day of the week.

What impressed me so much about this new system is that it allowed me to do 3 things:
•    Create a customized meal plan based on the clients personal goals and favorite foods.

•    Have real delicious food, not frozen dinners or chalky powders, prepared in advance   and delivered right to my client’s door. Each item is individually wrapped and cooks in a microwave in two minutes or less.

•    Put an end to the temptation of eating high fat high calorie meals because of the ease and time convenience.

So finally this service does exist and you can take advantage of it now!

I know you are ready to take control of your nutrition and guarantee that you get the most out of working out! Remember you can’t out train poor nutrition.

When you are ready I will help you, free of charge, pick the meal plans and foods that you need to melt away stubborn body fat forever.
If you have any questions or want to know more please feel free to email me at brian@bdjboxing.com or leave a comment and I would be happy and excited to get you started on your way…
BDJ

WHAT’S YOUR WHY?

Life is stressful. It moves fast. We all want more hours in the day.

The stress of work, family and life in general wears on all of us. The last thing we want to think about is spending an hour in the gym after a stressful day. It’s so easy to just stop by the drive-thru get some tacos or a cheeseburger and watch tv until bedtime and start over the next day.

I’m going to share a famous boxing story about motivation, stress and adversity.

 It was February 11,1990. My hero in the boxing ring at the time was Undisputed Undefeated Heavyweight Champion “Iron” Mike Tyson. He was a  young heavyweight that not only beat but destroyed in one or two rounds every top rated heavyweight boxer in the division. This was long before he became the circus act train wreck that he is famous for today.

Tyson was pure perfection in the ring. The way he moved, the way he punched. He beat everyone like they stole something from him. “Iron” Mike was the most feared man on the planet. He was at his peak and already a multimillionaire at 23 years old. The biggest talk in sports at that time was an upcoming bout between another young undefeated heavyweight named Evander Holyfield which was going to bring both boxers the biggest payday in boxing history.

While the world was waiting for that mega-fight Mike Tyson went to Tokyo for a tune-up fight against a journeyman from Ohio named James “Buster” Douglas. In 1990 everybody knew Mike Tyson but hardly anyone knew his opponent. The Mirage, which was the only casino to put odds on the fight, had Douglas a 42 to 1 underdog.

You want to talk about stress…

We have all experienced dark periods in our lives. However let’s take a look at what was going on at that time in the life of Buster Douglas.

His father refused to train him again after he lost his last title fight in 1987.

In the summer of 1989 his wife left him without any explanation.

He dealt with his depression from the separation by drinking heavily and ended up with a DWI that fall.

He quit drinking and got back in the gym to train for the biggest fight of his career against the most feared man in the world. It was no secret to anyone in boxing that he was just a “tune up” for Mike Tyson. No one gave him a chance to make it out of the first round.

The only person who believed Douglas had a chance against Tyson at the time was his mother Lula Pearl. She bragged to everyone who would listen that her son was going to beat Tyson and be the Heavyweight Champion of the World. He tried to get her to stop bragging but she would not hear it. She made him promise her that he was going to beat Tyson.

23 days before the fight, Lula Pearl died of a stroke.

Buster Douglas kept training.

He went to Tokyo, Japan far away from anyone he knew. He didn’t have his father in his corner. He no longer had a wife. His mother, the only person who believed in him, had just passed away.

That night James “Buster” Douglas walked into that ring totally alone to face a man that everyone in the world except for his recently deceased mother believed was going to knock him out in the first round.

When the bell rang for the first round the world saw a man on a mission. Douglas was not afraid of Tyson like everyone else had been. He was doing what the whole world thought was impossible. He was doing something that only he and Lula Pearl believed could be done. He was beating “Iron” Mike Tyson.

In the eight round Douglas slowed down for a brief second and was hit with a devastating uppercut that sent him to the canvas flat on his back. The announcer said  “Douglas got a little overconfident.” They were doubting that Douglas would be up before the count of ten. “Buster” Douglas got up at the count of nine. His legs wobbled and his eyes were glassy. He was barely conscious but survived the round.

Douglas later said that when he went back to the corner after being knocked down that he thought to himself “I took your best shot and I am still here.”

In the tenth round James “Buster” Douglas, despite all the doubts, despite all the tragedy he had endured, pulled off what many consider the biggest upset in sports history.

I will never forget watching Tyson, my hero, on his knees trying to find his mouthpiece with a blank look in his glassy eyes. Tyson did not beat the ten count. The whole world was now in shock. That is with the exception of one man.

James “Buster” Douglas. The new Heavyweight Champion of the World.

So how did he do it? What drove “Buster” Douglas to achieve the impossible?

Was it money?

No. Douglas got paid the same amount if he won or lost.

Was it because he wanted to be a great Heavyweight Boxing Champion.

No. He lost his first title defense and never won a major fight ever again.

There was only one thing that motivated James “Buster” Douglas the night of February 11, 1990 in Tokyo, Japan.

His motivation came from something far bigger than money, fame, boxing or even himself.

James “Buster” Douglas had a why.

That why was the promise he made to his mother. The promise that he was going to be the strong resilient man that she had raised him to be.

His why pushed him to overcome all the doubts, all the fears and  the entire world believing that he was just another first round knock out victim for “Iron” Mike Tyson.

What’s your why?

Why do you go to the gym and workout?

Is it because you want to lose some fat and build some lean muscle?

Those whys are only the results of your hard work, not the purpose.

If you want to find the motivation to overcome the obstacles, the stress and all the people who don’t believe you can reach your goals you have to find your real why.

Your why has to be that you want to feel better about yourself.

Your why has to be that you want the confidence that can only be obtained by doing the work and making the sacrifices necessary to reach your goals.

Your why has to be that you want to have more energy to do the things you love with the people who you love.

Your why has to be that you refuse to be one of the millions of people who suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes and other major health problems that end their life early as a result of poor diet and lack of exercise.

Your why has to be that you refuse to be a hopeless victim of your circumstances.

Your why has to be the realization that you and you alone have control of your future.

Your why has to be that you want to be the best you that you can possibly be.

Your why has to be that you desire to be the best son or daughter that your parents raised, the best husband or wife that your spouse married the best parent that your children look up to.

Fitness isn’t about looking good in a swimsuit or a tank top or having six-pack abs.

That why is not enough to get you over the obstacles and roadblocks that life is going to throw at you.

You won’t find that why watching tv on your couch or feeling sad looking at old pictures of yourself ten pounds lighter.

You can only find that why by pushing yourself and leaving the comfort of complacency and self-pity.

If you have a why share it with the world in the comment box below. Maybe you can inspire someone else to find their why.

If you haven’t found your why start looking right now.

Find your why and shock the world just like “Buster” Douglas did on February 11,1990.

Thank you for reading.

BDJ

Why I Love Annihilation

If you have never done a session of Annihilation: Total Body Training System you have no idea what you are missing. I promise I am not making that statement because I created the training system.

Well maybe.

I could keep you on here all day talking about why I love Annihilation but I will give you just a few reasons…

IT IS INTENSE

When I work out I want to feel it. I want to work hard. I want every muscle in my body to be on fire. I want my heart to beat out of my chest. I want my side to hurt. I want my shirt and hair soaked with sweat. This is not a workout you do while you read a magazine.

Annihilation combines High Intensity Drills, Body Weight Exercises, Core Training, Abs and Running Drills all in under an hour. The only rest is small thirty-second and one minute breaks. All this in an hour. After every training session you are going to look like you just ran a 5k in the Sahara Desert.

Who doesn’t love that?

 ANNIHILATION BURNS FAT INSTEAD OF MUSCLE


Not only is steady state cardio (walking on the treadmill) about as exciting as watching paint dry; it can actually burn lean muscle tissue. If fat loss is your goal you want to add lean muscle tissue not lose it.

I am not talking about HUGE bodybuilder I can’t scratch my ass muscle. I mean the kind of lean, long, defined muscles that you see on sprinters,boxers and other athletes.

So how does Annihilation burn stubborn body fat without eating up all your hard earned lean muscle tissue?

It does it in two different ways:

1. Total Calories Burned

Walking on the treadmill at a moderate pace of 2 miles an hour will burn only 200 calories. If you were walking at a face pace of 4 miles an hour you could possibly burn around 500 calories per hour.

A single one hour training session of Annihilation on the low end will burn 600 calories and 850-900 calories on the high end.That is almost two times the calories burned and ten times the fun.

2. Kicks Your Metabolism Into Hyper-drive

When you do any steady state exercise (walking, running, etc.) you burn calories but only during the training session. As soon as you stop the exercise your resting metabolic rate returns to normal.

Study after study has proven that HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and resistance training increases your metabolic rate for up to 24 hours after the training session.

That means not only do you burn more calories per training session, you are also burning more calories for 24 hours afterwards.

ANNIHILATION CHALLENGES YOU…

“It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.” – A League Of Their Own

The first time you try Annihilation you will think that the hour will never end. Each thirty-second interval will seem an hour long. You will not think it is possible to do one more push-up or squat or hold that plank for ten more seconds but you will. That is why it is great. You don’t feel great and accomplished when you do something easy. You feel energized and encouraged when you do something that seems impossible at first and then you do it. Each time you get a little stronger and a little faster and push yourself a little further.

That is what fitness is all about.

That is why I love Annihilation!

If you have never done Annihilation you need to contact me now and get started.

If you are one of the lucky ones that have done Annihilation I want you to leave a comment below telling every one why YOU love it…

Thanks for reading,

BDJ