Posts tagged "core exercises"

Diary of a POW! MMA Intern: His Exercise of the Week

Diary of a POW! MMA Intern: His Exercise of the Week
My Exercise of the Week: My MMA workout of the week is what I call the “Total Gym.” Essentially it is the same movement as the ab-roller except done on a suspended cable with a pulley. Using a wide stance with the hands roughly in a shoulder-width position, you “roll” forward slowly, making sure the... Read more »

MMA Meets Kettlebell Training, Part 3

Begin bedning at your waist.  As you bend with the weight, lowering it as low as is comfortable; lengthen the opposite side body.  Inhale as you com eup from the side flexion exercise.
Kettlebell training can be adapted in so many different ways.  Below you will see a yoga application of the kettlebell that happens to have great sport specific value for kicking.  The combination of having to perform this exercise while balancing on one leg makes it more than just a basic way to tighten the obliques.... Read more »

MMA Meets Kettlebell Training, Part 1

Repeat the same motion as you did for the rear uppercut.
Kettlebells can be compared with other modalities of training.  There are several great functional exercises and tools that can be used to improve athletics.  Kettlebells are an excellent addition to a MMA workout routine because of their biomechanical muscle replication.  They can be used to recreate the body’s involvement when doing kicks, punches and takedowns.... Read more »
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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 »

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 »