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FILTHY FLAPJACKS
Tom “The Filthy Mauler” Lawlor’s favorite healthy breakfast is a tall stack of oatmeal “mancakes.” To make them Filthy-style, mix the ingredients below and prepare like regular pancakes.
3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
3/4 cup oatmeal fl our
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 egg whites
1 cup almond milk
1 scoop protein powder

MEDICINE MAN
Medicine Ball Slams won’t win you any points with the old timers at your local health club, but they will improve the reactive strength of your back and abdominal muscles.

You can start slamming by holding a medicine ball with both hands and standing on the balls of your feet. Raise the medicine ball above your head, and slam it to the fl oor as your knees slightly bend and your heels touch the ground. Catch the ball with both hands on the bounce, and repeat the movement for 60 seconds.

YOGA PARTY
Recent studies have shown that yoga is beneficial for a wide range of mental and physical health problems, including a growing body of evidence demonstrating positive effects in children and teens.

DON’T SWEAT IT
With the mercury rising, summer workouts can be draining. Don’t lose your competitive edge because of depleted fl uids and lectrolytes. Regular replacement is vital to optimal training and performance. To quench your thirst for knowledge, flip to page 84.

TAKING IT ON THE CHIN
According to recent research from Fightnomics, older UFC fi ghters (35-36 years) are twice as likely to lose by (T)KO than younger UFC fighters (22-23 years). More research is being conducted to determine the effect of cumulative concussions on the resiliency of older athletes. For the detailed analysis, go to www.fightnomics.com.

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