Results tagged “MMA”

Looking At : Dec 1, 2013

During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Nuzzel and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.

Gymchat 172 - Combat Athletics : Getting Ready for the Fight

Preparing to battle it out.

Developing your Own Training Routine for Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed Martial Arts is such an intensive fitness activity in terms of both physical and mental exhaustion that one has to train extensively in a number of areas in order to be adequately prepared. One has to have incredible endurance, enough at least to stay up and alert at all times. Being able to aptly utilize brunt force is also a huge advantage, so one has to be able to strengthen his body to such a level that he can draw said force, and not only that, but he must learn to concentrate well enough to focus that force on a particular target. If you're enticed by the allure of Mixed Martial Arts and want to prepare yourself for the action by following an all-inclusive regimen to get your body up to speed, you'll need to do more than just train for the matches themselves. You'll need to amplify the strength and durability of your own body and mental state, and to do that you'll have to incorporate several different strategic areas into your training routine.

Training the Trainer : MMA Workout

Challenge yourself.

Primero BJJ

Primero.Which would you choose? Would you rather train at a gym with world class instructors even if it had a bad vibe? Or would you rather train in a gym with instruction that's less-than-stellar, but where you felt right at home?

Review : Ultimate Warrior Workouts

A great training resource.

No Holds Barred

I love stuff like this - Eddie Goldman's podcast on boxing and MMA.

Explosive Training for Bodybuilders

Scott Abel's approach to training - for bodybuilders, football players and MMA fighters.

Kyle Maynard

The inspirational Kyle Maynard. Remember the incredible story of Kyle Maynard? Kyle is about to dive into the world of MMA - fantastic....

Making the Switch from Powerlifting to Fighting

MMA.Is there much carryover from Powerlifting to the world of MMA? Jude C. Hackett takes a look....

Caveman Training : Kelly Kobald

Via Fight Geek : this is a great blend of exercises. Kelly Kobald enjoying some Caveman Training.

Carb Cycling for MMA Fighters

Carbs.Shelby Starnes takes a brief look at the idea of carb cycling. And no, cheese fries don't count....

Fundamentals of Leg Kicks

Ready to get started?

The Art of the Choke

BJ Penn and Joe Stevenson. Photo by Jon Super.Via the Ultimate Fighter Forum : The art of the choke. A good read....

Kettlebell Exercises for BJJ

Via Fight Geek : this is a great video, show exactly how various kettlebell exercises apply to BJJ. Nice one.

The Basics of Grappling

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Photo by Christian Bueno.Yoon points to a post on the BS forums on the basic tenets of grappling. A good read....

Conditioning Circuit for Combat Athletes

Be able to compete for as long as it takes.

How To Get Out Of A Footlock

Via Punch Kick Choke : Ryron and Rener Gracie explain exactly how to get out of a footlock. Great video....

The Best Kettlebell Exercise for Fighters

As much as I dislike any conversations along the lines of 'if you could only do one exercise, which would it be', Scott Sonnon raises some excellent points. Take a look....

Fedor Emelianenko - The Last Russian Emperor

Via Physical Strategies : Great name, great videos. And just to whet your MMA appetite, here's a look at Fedor Emelianenko in action. Good stuff....