Whenever possible try to Eat Fruit by Itself

One of the secrets to eating fruit is not to eat any other type of food at the same time or for 20-30 minutes after you finish a fruit meal. This is because fruit is so easily digested by the human body that it will pass through the stomach very quickly and start providing energy and nutrition that is absorbed right away. That's why I eat an apple or some grapes 30mins to an hour before my training. If you eat a protein or a starch with fruit however the entire meal will not pass through the...

Raw Honey

Regular honey bought in supermarkets has been heated and processed. It's Dead Buy raw honey from the health-food shop or a bee-keeper. It may look rougher and thicker but it's straight from the bee as nature intended. It also contains nutrients and enzymes that make it a real food. Honey is a real blessing for you sugar addicts (me) . It lets you add something sweet to your diet to replace the refined sugar products you shouldn't eat. I add it to brown rice for a delicious lunch, or more...

Spartan Diet Principle on Fruit Vegetable Juice

I use to advise the use of any kind of fresh juice as part of the program. I've changed my mind a little on this topic. Although, freshly squeezed or juiced fruit and vegetables are a top way to boost your intake of essential vitamins, minerals, enzymes and micro-nutrients. I've found that too much juice without the added fiber can cause jumps in your blood sugar levels. This can affect some people just like eating processed sugar. Because of this I don't drink fresh fruit juice as part of my...

Day Fruit Fast to Start the New Year

> > > Q T1 r-pTT This is a 5-day fruit fast I do every year from the 1 of Jan to the 5 . If you celebrate New Years Day with your family start on the 2nd. This is a very important period for me. It is a way to start the New Year in a newly refreshed body and it is a test of discipline that proves you can accomplish what you aim for in the coming year. During this same period I take time to set out goals and reflect back on the past year. I remind myself of my commitment to living a...

Spartan Diet Principle on Raw Food

Try to eat a large part of your diet as RAW food. Tribal people pretty much all made use of fire to cook certain foods. So will we. It kept hunter gather fishermen in good health for thousands of years so you don't have to be afraid of cooking or go totally fanatical and try to eat 100 raw food. Tribal people used a lot of raw food including some amount of raw animal food (both the protein and fat) which was considered a sacred part of their diet. Simple. Mans food was not meant to be cooked....

Enzymes are a Key to Super Health

Raw food is still full of enzymes which are metabolic catalysts. They are responsible for all metabolic actions in the body, from digesting food to building new muscle tissue. Nothing can happen without them. Now this is very important so listen up The more enzymes you take in via food e.g. raw fruit, vegetables, raw milk etc. the less your body is drained of its own supply, so it can concentrate on repairing itself and working at it's ultimate potential. Because cooked food is less nutritious...

Fasting

This section could have easily gone in the Spartan Health section because it will have a big impact on your health. But after considering it carefully I feel it is more appropriate here. You need mental toughness to fast and at the same time fasting is an exercise that will build your mental toughness. Fasting played a very important part in the lives of the Ancient Greeks. They believed it was one of the best ways to assist the body to naturally heal itself. By giving the body a rest from its...

Of Conventional Wisdom is Wrong

And I honestly think I'm being conservative in that figure. I am referring to every aspect of life or topic you can think of. The more I read, the more I study, the more I experience, the more I live -I've found this principle to be the truth. In health, in diet, in martial arts, in weight training, in business, etc. It is vital that you understand the significance of this point. From now on I don't want you to accept anything without questioning or thinking about it. ANYTHING We humans are...

Spartan Fundamental Principles

The first 3 Principles in this manual are very important. For that reason they have been simply referred to as Spartan Principle No.1, No.2 and No.3. You may be surprised to find that they are not directly related to diet, health or any kind of training. They have more to do with improving the way you think. Sound strange for a program inspired by the Spartans Well, don't forget the Greek motto of a strong mind in a strong body And the Spartans did have a devotion to the intellect as well as to...

The Modern Spartan Warrior is an athlete

Some Food for Thought Before We Start 1 We are after a physical body that functions perfectly and effortlessly as nature intended. We should have a high degree of physical strength, energy and endurance. With little or no signs of colds, sickness, aches amp pains or disease being present. We want strong bones amp teeth, clear eyesight amp hearing and to never to see the inside of a doctors or dentists office. Aim to have a strong body carved in Granite yet balanced with the suppleness of water....

Strength Power Routines

These routines list the basic Strength amp Power exercises, but you can add neck, ab and forearm work after them on your training day. These routines give plenty of rest for full recovery between sessions. They also allow you to pursue other sports and physical activities because they are short and not too draining on any one day. Rest approx. 2-3 minutes between sets. Copyright 19 97-2 0 05 Anthony Bova

Spartan Grip Forearm Training

The most useful strength training you can do is working on increasing your gripping and hand strength. This is one of the most important parts of Spartan Supplemental Training, we will be doing lots of hard training to develop our forearms, wrists, hands and fingers to their maximum strength and power potential. Think about it. Imagine having a vice-like-grip. To be able to cause extreme pain just by squeezing a little during a handshake. Your hands and fingers can literally become lethal...