Category: good exercises

Can You Do MMA Without Fighting? MMA Training Amazing Exercise

I have been approached by several media outlets over the past year asking if the popularity of MMA, bred by reality shows like, The Ultimate Fighter  ( on SPIKE   http://www.spike.com/show/22307 )  and Fight Science (on The National Geographic channel  http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/fight-science )  has driven more students to train MMA.  The answer is Yes!  Every couple of years... Read more »

Health and Fitness 101: Easy Strength Training Workouts

Here are some great strength training routines that are organized by the length of time they require.  These are a fantastic way to kick up your metabolism.  Strength training is valuable to the body, that any amount of time you are willing to allocate for it – is worth it.  Whether you devote 10 or... Read more »

Improve Sexual Pleasure and Performance with Martial Arts & MMA Training

Research says that sex can help ease joint and muscle pain, fight depression and even improve the heart’s overall health.  Many cultures also say it lengthens a person’s life span.   Sex can be thought of as an act of endurance, or hopefully that is the way you experience it.  In many cases the arms... Read more »
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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 »

Feel Stress or Tension? 8 Stretches, 5 minutes for Work

Although there are so many reasons we feel stress and tension throughout our body, helping to relieve it can be solved by 5 minute stretching breaks throughout your work day. Stretching is important because it helps to reduce the tension we feel in the muscle by increasing the length and even stimulating blood flow. As a... Read more »

The Fighter's Fracture

Although this injury in the past was known to be common amongst the boxing community, it has quickly become a frequent experience to many MMA fighters.  Because there is less protection of the hands, for example a 4 ounce fingerless glove verse the 8 or 10 ounce glove used in boxing, it is no longer... Read more »
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MMA Explosive Sprawl Training Drill - Without a Partner Can Aid Women in Takedown Defense

It is an ongoing argument which art or sport provides the best foundation for mixed martial arts fighting.  A single style approach to training for mixed martial arts matches has become obsolete for champions like Anderson Silva, Randy Couture, Andrei Arlovski, Matt Hughes, George St. Pierre and Rich Franklin.  Each of them could be characterized... Read more »

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 »

Great Core Exercise for MMA/ Combat Sports Training

Medicine ball training is not very complicated.  There are so many useful adaptations where a somewhat benign exercise can become redefined by adding the weighted ball.  I like two types of medicine balls – those that bounce and have a stickiness or those with handles on the side of them.  The exercise shown above needs... Read more »
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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 »