Hydration is one of the least sexy aspects to talk about when it comes to nutrition, but one of the most important. A large portion of people do not consume enough water, and as a result are chronically dehydrated. How do you know how much fluid to drink? And what are athletes missing when they only drink water?Read More
I am a student of strength. This 3 days event was planed last year, so I had no control of scheduling certification test day even though I am during fight camp. No ones really realized my swollen nose from sparring... Good thing:-)Read More
During fight week, I am in full-on weight cut mode. Hopefully my diet is on point and I am not trying to cut 20 lbs in the last 5-7 days before the fight.Read More
I want to share my experience with those who are thinking of dropping weight class in combat sports. Well, it is not easy at all and a long process in your career. Regardless of the reason behind a fighter dropping a weight class, things will need to change for him, but hopefully for a little bit. Once a fighter successfully moves down a weight class then you can start to tweak the program to improve strength and optimize muscle mass.Read More
I'm glad to have those who search word"MMA S&C" and visit my blog. Well, here is mine.
Loosen up my tight muscle from work out last night. At first. Make sure open up my range of motion and well warmed up. I always do Turkish get up for shoulder injury prevention. Especially I work on my wrestling, so my a holder is sore sometimes.Read More
In my opinions on how to stay in “fight shape,” I need to state the obvious. You should never really let yourself get out of shape. I understand if you want to take a week off, drink a few beers and crush some pizza after fight camp. That’s fairly normal. I wouldn’t suggest taking a month off, gaining 30 lbsRead More
I love to do kettle bell swing for my conditioning. My body get well trained by it and I feel great after training. I think range of hip motion is the most important thing for MMA fighter. Kettle bell swing trains hamstrings too. I mean pretty much every part of my body. I am focusing on explosiveness when I make snap on hip.
These will leave you a bit sore, but they are definitely one of my favorite drills. I always suggest starting with a kneeling variation then you can progress onto some standing variations. Similar to how I mentioned in the other drills, we want to keep the distance from our ribcage to our pelvis short.
Here are some cues on the ab rollout:Read More
This core exercise has been around awhile and was popularized by the great Pavel Tsatsouline. Here are some great cues on the full contact twist:Read More
The reverse crunch is an incredible anterior core strengthening exercise. It’s the precursor to the dragon flag and it is devastatingly effective.Read More
Let me preface this by pointing out that this isn’t a silly 30-minute plank challenge, I personally find no use in that, but that’s another discussion for another day. I will also add that those long duration, zero tension planks will have very little carry-over in helping you stabilize your torso/spine in a heavy squat or deadlift.Read More
If you know anything about contact sports, you probably agree that having a
strong mid-section is not a terrible thing. Core strength is a must in MMA and coaches and athletes all agree that your core cannot be too strong.