Posts in category "travel training"

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 »

MMA Meets Kettlebell Training, Part 4

From the rotated position, press the kettle bell directly above your shoulder.  Engage your side body (side section of the ab wall) as you press the weight.
The kettlebell is quickly becoming the trainer’s favorite tool.  So many fitness professionals are incorporating kettlebells into their routines, as well as their cleints.  This exercise is a great one to add into any fitness program.  However, it is great for the martial arts practioner because is recruits many of the same muscles and used... Read more »

Health & Fitness 101: Should You Eat Fat?

A healthy adult must eat fat. However, there are different types of fat, and the wrong types of fat in large amounts does cause one to become fat.    Although a high-fat diet is one of the factors causing children to become over weight and is a leading cause of heart disease in this country, children... 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 »

Best MMA Exercise 2 of 5: Ground Training on Heavy Bag

Heavy Bag Ground Training A great addition to my series this week on MMA’s best exercises is grounded heavy bag work. This exercise is great for anyone who wants intense explosive training that works the upper body and core.  It is very comprehensive and can be done by even the hard-core exercisers who is just... Read more »

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 »
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Travel Training- Staying Healthy on the Road

There are so many things that seem to conspire against our fitness goals when we travel. The combination of unfamiliar places, lack of dining choices, extra time at the airport and the confiscation of our favorite toiletries, just to name a few.  Whether you travel for your work or just vacation regularly, staying healthy and in shape is also... Read more »