Monday, January 14, 2008
Ancient Japanese Sport
I remember growing up
as a kid, my father who
is a second generation
Japanese use to watch
Sumo is the traditional national sport of Japan.
To enjoy the combat sport of Sumo, there are
only a few things to know. Two men meet in
a ring that is 4.55 meters across. They wear
thick silk belts around their waists.
The object is to force your opponent out this
ring (dohyo) or to make any part of his body
(excepting the soles of the feet) touch the
Now, if you are sumo wresltler in Japan, you
are looked up at as this hero. And to become
a sumo wrestler, your goal is to gain weight.
Therefore, they have a sumo diet.
For hundreds of years they have figured out
the science of how to gain weight. I am going
to share with you the science of getting fat.
Are you ready?
The first thing the sumo wrestler learns
is don't eat breakfast. You want to slow
your metabolism, don't eat breakfast.
The second thing they teach the sumo
wrestler is to go long periods of not
eating. So they are not grazing throughout
Third, when its time for Mr. sumo to
eat, he really eats. Alot. And they
will do this within an hour of going
So, if you want to gain weight this is
what you have to do.
Think about that for a second. Alot of
people in the united states and abroad
are on a sumo diet.
Now, to get off the sumo diet, the first
thing you need to do is eat breakfast. That
will optimize your glycemic profile, giving
your metabolisim a boost.
The rest of the day eat small frequent meals
every three hours. That will continue to keep
your metabolism healthy, helping you burn fat
throughout the day.
PS - Combine that with a consistant and
effective strength training program and
you'll be burning more fat.