Posts in category "Fitness"

Solution to The Thanksgiving Belly - The Christmas Crunch Challenge, 25 Days of Core

Solution to The Thanksgiving Belly - The Christmas Crunch Challenge, 25 Days of Core
No doubt the holidays are a joyous time. With that joy comes more parties, festivities and celebrations.  As the end of the year closes in, our waistlines expand.  Join in POW!’s Annual Christmas Crunch Challenge, 25 Days of Core Training.  Instead of finding yourself welcoming 2015 with a new pant size, commit 4-7 minutes each... Read more »

Punching Power for Boxing/MMA A Simple Cable Exercise

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There are so many great exercises that enhance punching power.  Squat jumps for example will make your punches more powerful.  The power of a punch is generated from the legs.  In fact, the biomechanics of the punch begin with the muscles in your feet (off the ball of your foot) firing through the calf and... Read more »

Develop Punching Power: Great for Cross-Training

There are so many fantastic sport specific exercises for boxing, muay thai, MMA and kickboxing.  I consider this to be a fundamental exercise.  It offers a true application of straight punches.  The difficulty with this exercise is that you need to know how to punch before adding it to your routine.  This exercise expects you... Read more »
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Freerunning, Better Suited For Fight Scene Choreography

I will always promote the martial arts as the most amazing and comprehensive training experience.  But I marvel when I watch freerunning or parkour.  Although it is easy to combine these two hobbies, you do not need to have martial arts or gymnastics skills in order to learn freerunning. For today’s aspiring martial arts styled stuntmen,... Read more »

20 of the Best MMA T-Shirts & Where to Buy Them

If you have time to go shopping online this weekend for some new training clothes you may want to consider some of my picks of t shirts and tank tops.  I tried to find pictures of many of my all time favorites from when I have traveled to Tokyo to visit the house of Sakuraba... Read more »

Corporations! MMA is Perfect for Stress Management

There is nothing brilliant about pointing out that stress levels have increased for most in the past 2 years.  Whether your heart lies alongside the Obama stimulus package debate, pot holes that lay as death traps on our streets, our efforts in the middle east or the downsizing and restructuring of so many of our... Read more »
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Heads Up! The Chicagoan Next To You Does MMA

  The people of Chicago are progressive and forward thinking, yet welcoming to visitors and in tune with family values.  We sometimes get a bad wrap, that we are not trend-setters or cutting edge like our east and west coast metro-cousins.  I have begun to feature cool Chicago peeps that train in MMA; which is... Read more »

Strength Training for MMA/Boxing

Single Arm/Leg Balancing Press http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiSIIsH-L2Y This is one example of a joint stability exercise that we have integrated into our routines at POW. July and August have had a goal of joint stability. We rotate our goals every 1-2 months. It is a challenging exercise, but I love it because it can be done in... Read more »

Debi Purcell - MMA Professional, Paved Road For All Fighters

Taken from THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER IRVINE – You might want to run if you get caught in a cage with Debi Purcell. Being the recipient of her flying knee pretty much guarantees a ruined day. Purcell is known for being a pioneer in the world of mixed martial arts for women – training alongside... Read more »
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MMA Meets Kettlebell Training, Part 5

This is absolutely one of the best exercises ever!  It is the perverbial ‘total body’ movement.  It requires balance, a strong core, focus, coordination and technique.  The actual movement even without the kettle bell is challenging and completely applicable to mixed martial arts.  The movement is biomechanically sound and depicts how to properly get up... Read more »