Health Watch: Using superfoods to maintain weight and energy as an MMA athlete

We always hear about fighters cutting weight. Often times we will see a fighter who has had a hard time making the weight limit and they will look sluggish in the fight. As professional athletes, not only do MMA fighters put their bodies through rigorous training, but in addition they have to really keep a … Read more

Life at the Tapout House with female MMA fighter Tami Carswell – Are we having fun yet?

Photo by Tracy Lee - Tami and the Tapout House crew out celebrating the night before WEC 45 weigh-ins.

I am back to training harder; working on all the parts of Tami that can be worked on. Greg gave me a training protocol to work my hips on the ground which I am very happy about since I can’t roll around on my shoulder right now.

There was a pumped up feeling around the house this week in which our boy Cowboy has been getting ready for WEC 45 in Vegas this weekend. Cowboy would just break out into random bouncing around saying he couldn’t wait for this fight. It’s been fun to witness his playfulness around fighting. You can see how much fun this is for him.

Unfortunately, for his opponents Cowboy has “Play Time” tattooed on his shins. True Dat!!! At the weigh-ins Cowboy bounced out with all that energy to face Ed Ratcliff who immediately put a smile on Cowboy’s face by saying that he was going to knock him out.

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Life at the Tapout House with female MMA fighter Tami Carswell – Victory favors those that take pain

Tami Carswell lives in the Tapout House and train's at Greg Jackson's MMA Academy.

Tami Carswell’s Tapout house blog – Victory favors those that take pain

We started out strong going into the gym. Everyone energized from a chill weekend. First we had some great stand up drills lead by Greg and then we switched to take downs.

When it was my turn I entered with the intention of defending anything that came my way. Staying low, I was ready when my opposition shot in on me, sprawling out I defended the shoot.

What happened next I did not anticipate. My sparring partner grabbed my torso on the ground, picked me up, and slammed me down right on my shoulder. When I got up I knew something was different.

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Life at the Tapout House with female MMA fighter Tami Love Carswell – Introduction

My name is Tami Love Carswell and I am a female MMA fighter constantly working on making my dreams come to fruition. I have been training and learning as much about this sport as fast as possible. I started out only with “The Sweet Science” of boxing and soon began working on many other fight skills with the goals of perfecting them.

I have been very fortunate to partner up with Boom Superfoods in my mission to rise to the top. For me it was important to find a product that I believed in and one that would assist my body during training. In my initial conversation with Jeff McIntosh owner and alchemist of Boom Superfoods, I agreed to try FOODFIGHT and let him know how it resonated with me.

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PRO MMA Product Review: Boom Superfoods – FoodFight

If you are like most people you can always use some extra energy to get through the day. In fact, there is a huge industry out there that promises to give you all the energy you can handle. From Rockstar to Xenergy, from Yellowjackets to 5-Hour Energy, everyone seems to have the answer.

I was covering a show a few months ago and there was an energy drink sponsoring the event. They handed out some bottles of the drink to the media. It was cold and tasted decent so I gladly accepted. A few minutes later I was sweating and my body was tingling. It gave me energy but it wasn’t the kind of energy I wanted to feel.

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