Over the past few weeks I have been taking a supplement called Rehydrate by Advocare. I have noticed a couple of very striking differences to what I've experienced with other 'sports drinks'.
I notice that as I drink the rehydrate that I actually feel like my thirst is satiated. In the past that has been hard to accomplish. I've tried Gatorade, Powerade, just about every kind of 'ade' out there as a post workout rehydration. I notice that even though I drink them I don't really 'feel' much of an effect in terms of quenching my actual thirst and for lack of a better word...that dehydrated feeling. I am happy to say that Advocare's Rehydrate drink does just that!
I am noticing a huge difference in my body's ability to feel rehydrated and actually not feel drained. This is a unique sensation especially since having wrestled and grappled for the past 18+ years I know a thing or two about what it feels like to be dehydrated. The best I can equate it to is when you give a dry plant some water it seems to perk back up right before your eyes. That is how Rehydrate makes me feel.
I have noticed that I feel more energy after drinking my Rehydrate. Typically I notice an overall energy drain and tiredness after my grappling workouts from losing so much fluid (especially when I train the gi). After drinking Rehydrate I feel like my alertness is still there and I don't feel groggy. So far I've felt really good and I am sleeping better because I'm rehydrating better. I really love this product!
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My wonderful wife Brynne has been amazing in changing our family's eating habits. She has been very studious and diligent in changing our average diet into an amazing one! We have both lost fat and been getting leaner and stronger. Our three kids are also happier and their behavior is more consistent.
What did we change? Just about everything....
We have changed to a 'clean diet'. It is such a seemingly simple concept but who really knows or gets what 'clean' actually means?!? My wife came across some great books that have really enlightened us and I have found some great supplements. We are eating more fruits, vegetables and whole foods. We are avoiding fatty foods, sweets and other processed foods. I honestly can't explain it all as she is the cook, I just love the food! Our new way of eating has definitely helped my recovery and my ability to perform in my workouts.
I also have been supplementing my new great eating style with some amazing supplements. I take a post workout recovery shake after lifting and drinking a rehydration drink right after my grappling workouts. I feel like I'm getting better recovery and know that my body is getting more of what it needs when it needs it most.
These adjustments are helping me as I matched a personal best in my deadlift and have been adding consistent poundage to my bench press. If you would like to know more about how to eat clean check out my wife's blog. www.eatcleanloseweight.weebly.com To find out more and purchase the amazing supplements that I'm taking and promoting click here!
Here is a nice MMA drill that you can do to improve your motion, level changes and your 1-2 combo all at the same time. I like this because it works the legs as you change levels and you have to get used to the actual bend in the legs. It also lets you get used to striking out of a potentially failed shot. If you prefer you can throw your 1-2 first and then level change.