Category: balance training

MMA/Martial Arts Training, Fast Way to Drop Pregnancy Weight, 3 Fat Burning Workouts

I had my third child on March 29th.  Although I was active throughout my entire pregnancy with punching, kicking, teaching, weight training, yoga and so on, I had concerns about losing my pregnancy weight.  This is a concern that equalizes all mothers-to-be.     Eager to get back at it all, I really went straight... Read more »

Pregnant While Training MMA or Martial Arts? Exercising Pregnant.

There are many people who have very conservative views on the appropriate level of exercise while pregnant. I have exercised until my delivery date through my 2 first pregnancies and now at 39 weeks pregnant I say you can keep it up – FOR SURE.  I would never suggest that anyone begins doing combat sports... Read more »

Interested in an Entry Level MMA/Muay Thai Seminar?

If you have always been curious about the MMA workout or Muay Thai, you can now sign up for a MMA/Muay Thai Boot Camp being offered on February 21, 2010 for only $20.00 a person.  The all level boot camp style workout will be held on Sunday the 21st from 12:30pm to 3:00pm. It will... Read more »
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Weak in the Knees?

Many athletes experience sudden weakness in their knees without being able to attribute it to anything in particular.  This onset of an achy feeling and weakness can be easily managed with a few additions to your workout regiment.  Strengthening the muscles that support the knee should involve some aspect of balance training. By integrating stability... Read more »

Best MMA Exercise 5 of 5: Armbar

Armbars on the Rope The final exercise in the Best of series of MMA exercises is the Armbar on the rope.  At first glance, or without having a jiu jitsu skill set, this exercise looks like a double leg lift.  This movement is similar to several acrobatic training drills.  I have actually taken a few... Read more »

Best MMA Exercise 3 of 5: Ball Throw and Sprawl

Starting Position: Throwing Weighed Medicine Ball Against Wall Position 2: In the time that the ball is being slammed against the wall, perform an explosive sprawl to the ground.  Hopefully you have been enjoying this week’s series on MMA’s best exercises.  I have narrowed it down to 5 – one for each day of this... Read more »
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Best MMA Exercises 1 of 5 : Guard Sit-Up

Andrei Arlovski Performing Guard Sit-Up with Elbow Strikes. Each day this week I will post a new exercise that should be part of an MMA training program.  These exercises require an integration of explosive power, core work and strength.   If you are not an MMA fighter, which most of you are not, these are still... Read more »

Achy Back? Strengthen Your Lower Back Anywhere

An achy back, is no unusual experience. Regardless of the sport you practice, lower back pain is common among all of them.   The need to move through flexion and extension  (bending forward and leaning back), lateral flexion (side bend movement) and rotation (turning at the waist) is mandatory for sports and functional movement throughout the... Read more »

Yoga for Martial Artists: Part I

The importance of flexibility extends behind throwing kicks to the head.  It used to be that martial artists along with dancers had the most impressive flexibility, compared to other types of athletes.  The resurgence of yoga classes at most local health clubs has familiarized people from all walks of life with the values of flexibility and breathing.  Even the... Read more »
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The Science of Balance: Taking Your Martial Arts Training to a Higher Level

Superficially, good balance is looked at by most as the avoidance of getting knocked over.  Therefore, martial artists are considered to have great balance because they spend so much time performing power movements on one leg (i.e. kicks).  Today there are so many tools and applications available to improve balance on a microscopic level.  Some... Read more »