Archive for September 2011

Have You Had An Elbow Injury From Learning ArmBars? Diary of A POW Intern

Have You Had An Elbow Injury From Learning ArmBars?  Diary of A POW Intern
It is valid to say that one could never be done learning.  The martial arts seems to make this point every day.  I learn armbars every time I take jiu jitsu with Dino Costeas or his assistant teacher- Matt Thor.  He is so focused on a strong foundation and armbars look awesome when the instructors... Read more »

MMA Classes for Kids, I Still Don't Support It

Mixed martial arts fighting for children warrants a significant dialog.  I am not a supporter of kids in MMA,  however I do not want the topic to be evaluated by people who do not approve the sport in the first place.   There are many obvious elements to MMA for kids that create  unsettling images, but... Read more »

The Diet of an Exercise Science College Student: Diary of an Intern

The Diet of an Exercise Science College Student: Diary of an Intern
My intern from UIC’s Department of Kines is very focused on his diet.  Aside from being part of the infastructure of POW, he is very educated on nutrition and his course work has provided him with an amazing understanding of how the body really works. His name is Piotr Lewkowski. Exercise also makes me that... Read more »
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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 »