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2/13/13 8:46 PM
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Tilla - How much does it cost the likes of Sonnen, Vitor, Hendricks etc to have you in their camp?

I think that's an interesting question Tilla. But I doubt we'll get an answer on that. I would imagine fee's vary fr situation to situation.

But maybe we'll get a general reply. Thanks for adding though, appreciated.


No problem :-)

Mike, what happens if the fighters that I mentioned are all scheduled to fight on the same card or within a short amount of time between each other but live MILES APART from one-another? How do you deal with that kind of problem?

This happens quite often now but is always easy to deal with when everyone is informed as to the scheduling needs.
Communication and accounutabilty are always key.
I am lucky to work with such professional athletes, respected teams and warm families.
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Serious question Mr Dolce.
Would you be open to having your diet scientifically evaluated?
By this I mean, blood glucose, lipid profiles, hormone levels, VO2max, lactic threshold etc.
Making weight is an achievement but if you could prove that your athletes were stronger, recovered faster and had better 02 carrying capacity you would identify yourself as the greatest nutrition guru in the world. Phone Post
2/13/13 8:53 PM
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Mike - how would you get Cyborg down to a healthy 140 lbs, able to make a 5 pound water cut at fight time without her feeling like she lost all her power ?


If it were up to me, we would have started the process last Fall when this situation arose.
I believe the current conversation would be much different today, had that happened.

My athletes are know to be amongst the largest, healthiest and best conditioned in their weight-classes. I see no reason why there would be any problems, given enough time to prepare.
2/13/13 8:55 PM
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Oh god, I should have asked this earlier.

What would you estimate Anderson Silva walks around at?

2/13/13 8:56 PM
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That has been the general consensus I've seen here. With enough time, it could be done properly as to not destroy her overall physical condition.

2/13/13 8:57 PM
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RobinHood -  Hey Mike - there has to be a point where it is realistically detrimental to a fighters health/performance to drop x amount of weight to make weight.

How do you assess what the optimal fight weight should be and have you told a client not to fight at x weight? Phone Post

Like I have said previously. I would love to see all combat athletes compete at their "3 Week Weight" and not worry about the weight cut.

I have turned down many athletes looking to cut too much weight.

Also, I require all my athletes to be under doctor's care and along with their team, management and family do they determine what is in the best interest of the athlete.
2/13/13 8:58 PM
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Vril - 

 

Could your diet help Overeem get back into shape?

http://24.media.tumblr.com/e9adce8f647568bca3f68c9d715e1a17/tumblr_mhlynfTazm1s1tbhio1_500.jpg

BOOM!


He looked good-ish in the first two rounds.
Could have been ring rust as much as preparation problems.
Bigfoot is very tough also,
2/13/13 9:04 PM
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What would you recommend as healthy meals that are easier on the wallet for a athlete? I'm in the university working a job so I tend to plan out my meals so it can be cost efficient Phone Post
2/13/13 9:07 PM
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caseharts -  Who are you currently working for fighter wise? Phone Post

Sonnen, Belfort, Alves, Hendricks, Ludwig and Lentz are my long-time, full-time, career clients.
I also have strong relationships with many athletes on a part-time or ala carte relationship.
2/13/13 9:09 PM
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caseharts -  Who do you want to work with in the sense that you think you could really help them. Phone Post

I want to work with everyone! Wish there was enough time.
For whatever reason, my coaching method and principles are very well received by those who take part.
My goal. My only goal is to help people achieve theirs.
I am not all things to all people but I do believe I have at least one thing to help everyone.
2/13/13 9:10 PM
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Mike,

Since leaving the Marine Corps over two years I have become a bit of a fat ass. Whats the best way to lose some weight with the least amount of effort possible ? :) I haven't really gained any weight in the past year and a half though, I just stay steady. So I am assuming some type of change will make a difference.

like cutting out one food group? not eating past a certain time?

2/13/13 9:11 PM
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strengthcoach - Hey guys!
I'm getting ready to start answering your questions but wanted to ask the best way to do it?
Should I copy and paste your question into my new reply each time with my answer or can I quote a post directly like many of you seem to do. Am I missing that link / button?
Thanks!
-Mike Dolce

Upper right hand side of each post Mike. Thanks for doing this.

I'm currently recovering from a torn labrum. Not exercising like I'm used to and ballooned from a very lean 175-185 to 220. I'm currently on a diet that consists of a lot of fish (flounder, salmon, cod, trout) on a bed of greens. I'm back down to 203 within of month of starting to diet.

Do you believe though I am in any way hindering my body's ability to recover from injuries by eating a calorie restrictive high protein/fat diet?

Sounds like it is working very well.
Be aware of not becoming nutrient deficient and look to begin exercise as soon as your doctor allows.
Always eat clean and keep your life simple.
Make all possible resources available to heal and repair your injury,
2/13/13 9:12 PM
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On fight night how much will Chael weigh vs. Bones?
2/13/13 9:12 PM
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Sagiv Lapkin - 

Thoughts on intermittent fasting? (20 fasted 4 feeding, specifically).


IF is difficult to follow long term and this leads me to suggest a more sustainable tyeo of life
2/13/13 9:13 PM
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Great thread...in for more.

2/13/13 9:14 PM
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I doubt you'll get to this question, but I'll ask just in case.

I saw you on the JRE, and what was really interesting to me is how you are able to get your athletes to lose so much weight without killing themselves in the sauna.  If my memory serves, you said that your clients are losing weight while they're doing every day activities.

As a total nutrition noob, what is it about the Dolce Diet that allows guys like Chael Sonnen to lose 25 lbs in 24 hours and not kill himself doing it?


The difference seems to be in our dogmatic attention to being healthy as the number one goal!
When an athlete is healthy, they can ask much more from their body and return to a state of natural health more efficiently.
We are healthy. We stay healthy.
Totally boring and not what most want me to say, yet it is the most honest and common sense response I can give.
2/13/13 9:15 PM
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where does one find coconut oil, a specialty/health food store ?


Certain at specialty shops but it is pretty common in most major supermarkets.
2/13/13 9:17 PM
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Just wanted to say thanks Mike for dropping some knowledge. Awesome of you.
2/13/13 9:18 PM
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jaytrainwreck -  What would be your ideal breakfast? Phone Post

Exactly what I eat almost every single day and so do most of my athletes.
It is my BREAKFAST BOWL as written in Living Lean.
Oats, chia seeds, strawberries, blueberries, raisins, almond butter, raisins, coconut slices, cinnamon and whatever else is fresh and delicious!
2/13/13 9:18 PM
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I have a fever, and the only prescription.............MORE DOLCE!

2/13/13 9:19 PM
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your thoughts on cardio right after strength training(weight lifting)?


Can be good for cosmetic purposes but I prefer to split up my sessions.
2/13/13 9:22 PM
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awesome thread, no questions, need more of this stuff here!
2/13/13 9:23 PM
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In. Phone Post
2/13/13 9:25 PM
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Agreed, awesome stuff. Thanx again Mr. Dolce.

2/13/13 9:26 PM
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caseharts - 
strengthcoach -
JamesDean57 - Really appreciate you doing this.
What do you recommend for a sweet tooth.

My pleasure. I suggest frozen red grapes for a sweet tooth. These are absolutely amazing. Also YouTube my video called blueberry madness. That recipe is awesome if you have a sweet tooth.
That never does it for me. I like chocolate :( Phone Post

Look into Justin's Hazelnut Butter. Goes great with fresh strawberries. easy way to break the cycle.

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