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Common Mixed Martial Arts Missteps – And How To Avoid Them!

January 29, 2015

You’ve been enjoying your entry into mixed martial arts training, growing stronger, faster and wiser as you train, drill and study.  But you’re always open to new ideas, as well as techniques for self-evaluation which can help you to improve your MMA performance.  Check out...

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Body Fat Reduction for MMA Athletes

January 21, 2015

You’re strong.  You’re mean.  But you’re just not as lean as you’d like to be.  In the past, having a little extra weight on your bones was a good thing.  You could use it to overpower your opponents in a match.  You could punch much...

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Father Time Can’t Stop Me: Training, Adjustments & Cautions for the Mature MMA Athlete

January 12, 2015

You’re no spring chicken anymore.  You’ve been kicking butt at life, and on the mats for decades now.  You’ve seen the “up and comers” up and come, and go right back down.  You’ve been smart, trained hard and with moderation, and you’ve found mixed martial...

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Applied Periodization for Mixed Martial Arts: Training to Failure Vs. Workload Intensity Management

January 1, 2015

When training your body with weights, increasing your cardiovascular capacity, or refining your MMA skill set, you are always pushing your body to new levels of performance so that you can grow stronger, faster, and more accurate in your moves with greater stamina.  You don’t...

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Bodyweight & Weighted Pull Ups for Greater Punching Success

December 23, 2014

Like most MMA fighters, you take your training seriously.  Part of taking training seriously often involves analyzing the exercises you are currently using, or should be using, in order to ascertain whether or not you are seeing maximum possible gains & improvement from their use...

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Minor Dietary Adjustments for Major MMA Success

December 20, 2014

As an MMA athlete, you train very hard.  You take your diet seriously.  And you rest and recover just as diligently as you train and eat.  You know that having all of the right moves in the ring doesn’t matter if your body fails on...

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Squats for the MMA Fighter – Yes or No?

December 10, 2014

The question of whether or not a mixed martial arts fighter should be using barbell squats as part of their training regimen isn’t one that is asked very often.  You desire strength in your core and lower body.  There’s no doubt that you need explosive...

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Eight Ways to Make Your MMA Workout… HARDER!

December 1, 2014

As human beings, we are naturally built to find ways to make things EASIER for ourselves.  This innate tendency has allowed our species to not only survive, but to prosper in a world full of predator and natural dangers.  We find shortcuts, we exploit them,...

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MMA Boot Camp Training – Is It Right For You?

November 24, 2014

Fitness boot camps have become very popular in recent years among busy, highly motivated people who have the determination and dedication to kick their training into a very high gear in a very shot period of time.  They achieve their goals in other areas of...

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Three-Tier MMA Circuit Training for Speed, Endurance & Power

November 19, 2014

Becoming an effective fighter depends upon a number of factors.  Obviously, learning the skills required for mixed martial arts is key.  Drilling them until they become second nature is essential.  But many view that as the fun part, fine-tuning the execution of the moves we...

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