All Articles & Reviews by
Kira Robert Clarke

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Fight Geek is a self-proclaimed Muay Thai tragic, Anthony Mundine Fan and unabashed Essendon supporter. Find out more over at his online home.

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Review : Ultimate Warrior Workouts

A great training resource.

Following on from his highly successful first book, Training for Warriors, Martin Rooney has delivered another informative and useful training resource for fighters - Ultimate Warrior Workouts. The premise of the book is simple - Martin set out out on a world-wide trek to investigate and document the strength and conditioning practices of the most influential martial arts that are used in MMA. He travelled to the birthplaces of these martial arts and trained his ass off with their elite practitioners. Great idea, huh?

The Sled

Build your own.

DIY Sled
Tear it up.
Ever considered making your own sled? It's easier than you think.

Recommended Training Tools : The Ultimate Sled-Dragging Manual

Great read.

Ready to start dragging some serious sled? Fight Geek takes a look at the Diesel Crew's Ultimate Sled Dragging Manual. Superb.

The Heavy Bag (Gimp)

Kicking, punching, grappling.

Jim Bradley bag
Heavy bag from Jim Bradley.
This is the most important purchase for your home gym. You will spend countless hours with your gimp - kicking, punching, grappling . . . nuzzling. So what sort of bag should you get?

How to Play with Your Balls

So you've just purchased your first medicine ball. You've turned your back on the latest fitness trends, gadgets and hi-tech tom-foolery and gone old-school. Now all you need are some killer moves to prime the pump. I got you covered. I've trawled the net for the best ball-tossing, ball-banging goodness out there. Enjoy.

Give Your Workout a Name!

Incredibly powerful.

Do you assign names to your workouts? The Fight Geek looks at the benefits of doing this, and offers some great suggestions in the process. And yes, Mr T is involved.

Training Partners

Become like the person you train with.

Training partners are an essential part of most sports. They provide encouragement, friendly competition, the odd rebuke and of course--help you train the aspects of your sport you can't train by yourself. Or that's what they're supposed to do.

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