Originally Posted by SumsNews
To get the less elaborate question out of the way.. Is beef/pork jerky a good source of protein or a healthy choice for my diet? If so, are there any reccommended recipes, if not I have a few that I'm ready to try. Also other suggestions of fruit or vegetables that I could use in my dehydrator would be great too.
I weigh about 198, I used to wrestle 160. I know right? I've gained weight due to a short wrestling season and didn't run Track this year either. I did 2 fights for money and realized my skill and potential. I want to pursue this, so my goal is to reach 165 or so. I have 7/10 striking (Compared to what I see in the UFC) and great takedown defense (considering I've never been taken down recently *1 year*). I hope to condition myself more and lose plenty of fat to show my true talent and athleticism in fighting. My abs contain more fat that I like, I also have very noticeable obliques that I'd like to tone or at least flatten, along with my pectoral muscles which are somewhat flabby.
I was thinking about getting a medicine ball. They're somewhat expensive. I noticed one at Dicks like 12 lbs for nearly 40 dollars. It's almost not worth it for such little weight. But I'll assume it's mainly for cadio type exercising. Also, is there any type of videos or techniques you know of that can help improve my striking accuracing and depth perception?
Jerky is an excellent snack and wise addition to anyones diet. Yes it is high in sodium (usually), so it may need to be replaced by another protien sopurce closer to fight time to prevent water storage.
There is an excellent cookbook with an entire chapter dedicated to "Jerkies" available at http://www.thegardenofeatingdiet.com/
Over 600 veggie/fruit, and meat recipies.
As far as weight cutting you jsut need to follow a healthy diet with portion control and you'll loose weight. The med ball would be a waste IMO. A better option would be a couple dumbbells of varying weights, 10, 20, 30, 40 and a 50.