Posts tagged "POW MMA"

Diary of a POW MMA Intern: Dealing With My Tight Hips

Face a wall or a pole and lean against it. Don’t be perfectly upright; this will prevent you from correctly swinging your leg. Get up on the ball of one foot and with the opposite foot, swing the leg side to side, passing the planted leg one direction and getting the thigh as high as possible without compromising your form in the other. The goal is to keep your swinging leg straight without overdoing it.
Piotr Lewkowski has been an intern at POW for about 6 weeks now.  He has been sharing his experience as a newcomer to MMA training -primarily learning ground fighting skills and stand up.  Piotr is also focused on gaining experience in the practical application of exercise for a sport like mixed martial arts.  He comes... Read more »

Killer Leg Exercise: Power Lunge & Plyo Series

Robbie Cole is offering a great leg strengthening exercise in the video below.  Robbie, a Muay Thai instructor shares one of his favorite exercises.  I have done this drill and love it.  If you are suffering from a bad lower back you should remove the jumping portion of this exercise.  Other important safety tips include:... Read more »

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 »
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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 »