Sophia McDermott FIT

Jiu Jitsu World Mag - strength training fundamentals

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Keep your eyes open for for my next article to be published in Jiu-Jitsu World Magazine all about the five fundamentals of strength training. This article is a great guide for those who want to add some supplemental training to their BJJ training to increase their performance but who have limited knowledge on how best to train for performance.

Even though we might know what do to on the mats, it doesn’t mean wi=e know what do to in the gym. It can be daunting since there are so many different ways you can train depending on what your goals are, not to mention how to use all the machines and equipment. In this article I break it down and keep things simple and stick to the 5 fundamentals of training. Stay tuned.

Master Worlds Training Camp

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I am excited to announce that I will be hosting another Master Worlds Training Camp. Open to guys and girls!

WHAT IS THIS CAMP ABOUT?
The focus will be on polishing techniques, timed rounds and drilling to maintain fitness and get acclimated to the dry Vegas air before you steps on the mat to earn your gold medals!!! 

WHEN, WHERE?
The camp will be held at the UFC Gym. 4360 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89139
Date:  Saturday, August 18 - Tuesday evening August 21. 

Sessions times are as follows:
Saturday & Sunday  at 12pm - 1.30pm
Monday &Tuesday at 10am - 11.30am and 6:30pm - 8pm .

HOW MUCH?
Camp in Full: $180
Day passes (2 sessions Monday or Tuesday): $60
Single sessions: $35
Limited spots available. Day passes and casual sessions available. 

WHO CAN COME?
This camp is open to all females & males of all associations, teams, belt ranks. This camp is not exclusive to those competing at the master Worlds, however, the minimum age is for those to attend is 15 years old.

WHERE DO I BOOK MY SPOT:
Please reserve your spot and/or sessions below!

Chicago Tour!

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There are loads of events coming up and I am super excited to be travelling, teaching and meeting new and amazing people. The 1st stop for June onwards is a mini tour in Chicago.

I will be teaching a coed seminar in at BJJ LAB in Naperville on Saturday June 30th at 10.30am - 1pm. To book your spot email Mark at: napervillebjj@gmail.com

 

 

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My next stop will be women's workshop at Serafin BJJ Academy in Evanston on Sunday July 1st at 10am-12pm. I will be showing specific techniques and movements that work better for women. There will be Q&A for all the ladies who would like to ask any specific questions. To book your spot email Jen at: jenzanotti26@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Finally I am teaching a seminar/workshop on Monday evening July 2 at 7.30 - 9.30 pm at ROL Academy in Orland Park. This seminar is Co Ed and I plan to teach spider guard concepts.

To book your spot register at www.rolacademy.com/seminar.

I can't wait to go back to Chicago! Book your spot if I will be in or near your neighbourhood!

Let's Get Fishy

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Suffering from muscle or joint soreness after exercises? Well fish oil can help in assisting your recovery process. As when we work out, oxidative stress occurs which creates inflammation within your body. So ensuring that your body recover properly mean we will be able to train harder at a greater intensity for longer!

Fish oil is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids that can help to lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation and prevent heart disease. Fish oil is derived from the tissue of oily fish with the best source of fish being cold-water fatty fish. Humans consume fish oil through fish themselves or fish oil tablets.

Why we need it? As our bodies are able to make most of the fats we need, this is not true for omega-3 fatty acids. When it comes to these essential fats, we need to get them from omega 3 foods or supplements.

So if you are someone who eats fish 2-3 times per week, you may not need to supplement but if you aren’t a fan of fish than supplementing fish oil into your diet will provide great benefits. Or alternatively there are plenty of other foods to help you reap the heart-healthy, brain-boosting, and inflammation-fighting benefits of omega-3 fatty acid. These foods include: Wild Rice, Flaxseed and Flaxseed Oil, Eggs and Walnuts.

One last fact to convince you about how good fish oil is! Scientific studies have and will continue to back up all of the incredible fish oil benefits from eczema and fertility to heart disease and many types of cancer!! How amazing!

Omega-3 Boosting Simple Salmon Salad (Serves 2)

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INGREDIENTS
3 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
2 salmon fillets
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoon of lemon juice
4 handfuls of spinach leaves
1/2 of an avocado
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of cracked pepper

METHOD
1. Turn on your oven and preheat it to 375ºF.
2. Place the ground flaxseed, olive oil and lemon juice into a bowl and combine.
3. Place one side of each salmon fillet into the bowl and leave for a minute. Remove the salmon fillets and place on a baking tray.
4. Use a spoon to put any remaining flaxseed mixture on top of the salmon fillets. Use a fork or your fingers to ensure the flaxseed mixture is lightly pushed into the salmon fillet.
5. Season the salmon fillets with a pinch of sea salt and cracked black pepper.
6. Place the baking tray with salmon fillets in the oven and leave for 20 minutes. Check the flaxseed crust is moist and crunchy when removed from the oven.
7. Prepare the fresh baby spinach leaves and diced avocado on a plate with a squeeze of lemon, then add the flaxseed crusted salmon fillets and Enjoy!