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Richard Lasprilla

Richard Lasprilla is one of the most promising young fighters in the sport of Mixed Marshal Arts. As an international gold medalist in Jiu-Jitsu, Richard is one of the best in his weight class. He has time and again defeated opponents twice his size and has remained the undefeated champion for the flyweight division in the URCC. In order to defend his title, Richard trains rigorously and uses IMPACT High Performance Protein together with his training, not only to help prevent injuries, but also to increase his strength, without compromising his speed or agility.

 

- Instructor, Defense Tactics Center (DEFTAC)

- Purple Belt, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

- Flyweight Champion, Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC)

- 4-0-2 Professional Record in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

- 3-0-0 Record in No-Holds-Barred (NHB) Fights

- 2005 Silver Winner, Blue Belt Division, Philippine Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open

- 2005 Gold Winner, Blue Belt Division, South East Asian Grappling Games, Thailand

- 2005 Gold Winner, Advance Submission Wrestling, SEA Grappling Games, Thailand

- 2005 Gold Winner, Lightweight Division, SEA Grappling Games, Thailand

- 2000 Silver Winner, Blue Belt Division, National Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tournament, USA

- 2000 Gold Winner, White Belt Division, National Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tournament, USA

"Mix martial arts a.k.a. NHB (No Holds Barred) Fighting a.k.a Vale Tudo is one of the most physically taxing sports today. In the name itself, it just doesn't involve one art, but a combination of different fighting skills. The art can range from striking – boxing, Muay Thai, karate, taekwondo, etc., to grappling – Brazilian jiu-jitsu, wrestling, judo, sambo, dumog, etc. On top of that, you must involve yourself in other activities to better improve one's game, strength, endurance, and speed. You must run (not just run, but sprint!), swim, lift weights, and do calisthenics.

Just think about the pain you will have to go through just to be prepared for a fight. Think of the burning sore muscles and the bruises. Even worse, realize that those sore muscles will be punched, kicked and twisted by your training partner. You're pushing your body to the extremes.

Tired and worn out muscle could very well equate to injuries, and you don't want that happening. You want to recover fast enough, but with the way you're using your body, you don't recuperate fast or not at all before the next training session. Food doesn't seem to do the job. You try to digest as mush food as you can, but wait; you're watching your weight. You have to stay within your diet just to get to your desired weight, whether it's higher or lower. So, you cut down your food intake, along with it the essential nutrients you need – vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and protein.

That's just the scenario I am in whenever I have a fight coming up. Three to five months getting beat up just to be really prepared. It's hard work. Off-season, I don't train as hard, but I don't stop either. To maintain that good level of strength and endurance, I still have to keep myself active. I involve myself in different activities other than fighting. So, fighting or not, I still need those nutrients to keep my body in shape.

When I mean in shape, I'm referring to my strength and endurance are kept to the maximum, while, as important as the two, my weight should be kept to its minimum. I'm fighting in a specific weight category, the flyweight category, 120-129 lbs. I don't have problem going lower than my weight class, the problem some time is I go over weight. I have to really watch what I eat. My meals should be able to supply me with all the nutrients and energy I need. But, food alone won't cut it. An active body needs more than what food can give. So what do I take for that essential muscle replenishing, maintaining, and developing nutrients that food alone can't supply? Easy, I take vitamins and IMPACT .

IMPACT High Performance Whey Protein is the best source of unadulterated protein I've ever tried. Some protein brands I've previously used bulked me up too much and made me heavier than my desired fighting weight. With Impact, it gave me the lean, and I say LEAN muscles without the undesired bulkiness and weight. It made me feel and look really fit. And, for some reason, Impact gave me more energy than usual…or simply, it just made me stronger.

Recuperation is at its best whenever I'm drinking IMPACT . I remember before, when I used to prepare for a fight, I would always get injured and my body would get sore. Now, my body is always on the go for some banging session at the gym or whatever activity I choose to engage in.

IMPACT High Performance Whey Protein is the best food supplement I've ever tried. Never do I have to face the problem of not making weight or feeling sore. My body can be punched, kicked, and twisted, but I don't have to worry as long as I've IMPACT with me."

- Richard L. Lasprilla