The Athlete

Here at BugMuscLe, we believe being an athlete can mean many things.

An athlete is someone who is striving to improve themselves physically and mentally in a variety of ways such as flexibility or physical power, muscular size or agility, body composition or the mental strength to drive through barriers.

Who would be considered an athlete?

We believe an athlete could be anyone from a stay at home parent to a student to an entrepreneur. An athlete could be someone who enjoys recreational hiking or rock climbing, or someone who is paid to be in peak condition such as a combat sports competitor or a baseball star.

To wrap up, an athlete is someone who is trying to better themselves.

Our goal is to provide you with information that can help break through training plateaus; enhance body composition and from time to time just a good story for the purposes of encouragement or a good laugh. Whatever your goals are, we will continually strive to deliver sound training concepts that will help you to meet those goals. Please enjoy. And feel free to bring us your feedback!

Long Live the Athlete

As far back as the prehistoric ages mankind has had to exert amazing energy and resilience to survive. Prehistoric people were athletes by nature, not by choice. Living off the land as hunter-gatherers, early mankind had to run, walk long distances, climb, lift heavy amounts of food and hunt or be hunted. Humans have been squatting, vertical pressing, horizontal pressing, and using their torsos to resist pushing and pulling forces for millions of years.
They ate natural foods free from dyes, synthetic hormones, antibiotics, and preservatives. Oh, and guess what, they even munched bugs!
At BUGmuscLe we see the athlete as a living breathing machine. Like all machines, the human body requires dedicated maintenance to achieve and stay at peak performance. The athlete is trained to compete in various sports involving physical strength, speed, agility, or endurance. Most professional athletes are exceptionally well-developed and follow extensive physical training and strict exercise accompanied by a strict dietary regimen. The heart of our mission is to help all athletes accomplish his or her training, fitness and dietary goals.

According to Wikipedia, the word "athlete" is a Romanization of the Greek: athlētēs, one who participates in a contest or feat. The term may be used as a synonym for sports-people in general, but it also has stronger connotations of people who compete in athletic sports, as opposed to other sporting types such as horse riding or driving.
Athletes are sportspeople who participate in collective sporting events that involve, but are not limited to, competitive body building, mixed martial arts, biking, swimming, running, jumping, throwing, lifting and hiking. BUGmuscLe also recognizes the athlete as being any person who may be in a survivalist situation as well as those practicing yoga and other active holistic lifestyles.

Although there is a wide array of organized athletics that have been traced back to the Ancient Olympic Games from 776 BC, most modern events are conducted by the member clubs of the International Association of Athletics Federations. The athletics meeting shapes the structure of the modern Summer Olympics, and other prominent international meetings.
We would also like to acknowledge and give our “Thanks” to those unsung heroes who may or may not even consider themselves to be athletes. People such as our military, firemen, and those brave souls who jump out of helicopters into raging ocean waters to rescue drowning or stranded boaters and swimmers.

The team at BUGmuscLe wishes each of you wellness and success.
May all of you athletes, young and old be in the best of health for all the days of your lives.

The Environment

Land and Livestock

Written by Joseph Diaz

The livestock industries are by a large amount the leading users of land all around the world. Grazing alone occupies roughly 20 some percent of the Earth's terrestrial surface. Sometimes this land is overgrazed which leads to soil erosion and the loss of soil fertility, resulting in land that is no longer fit to produce the food required to sustain healthy herds.

When this happens it sometimes leads to deforestation as a means of creating new pastures. Deforestation is devastating to the natural wildlife. Almost one third of the land that is suitable for the traditional farming of crops is used exclusively to cultivate the feed for the livestock that countless people consume on a daily basis.

On the other hand, insects take up very little space by comparison to the thousands of acres used for livestock. They also require far less food and water. In fact, it is claimed that by using the same amount of feed between traditional livestock and insects, approximately four hundred percent more insect meat could result. Some insects are also capable of utilizing nutrients from an expansive range of plant varieties that would not be suitable for traditional livestock and may be less commonly used as human food items.

As more people accept the consumption of insects as another food source, land and crops may be given back to the earth and her inhabitants.

Remember the land that is taken from multiple species of wildlife through processes such as deforestation that was talked about earlier? This also means that we may even be able to preserve these precious forests that are a vital part of our eco-system and are continually falling to meet agricultural needs.

Just think about it. More land, water, and more crops for mankind, in addition to saving our wildlife, all thanks to nature’s most abundant source of natural protein.