Archive for July 2010

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 »

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 2

Stand up through the lunge, swining the kettlebell up towards your opposite shoulder.  As you lengthen your body upwards, pivot your feet to turn yourself in the opposite direction.  The kettlebell should swing as you make this movement, keeping the arms straight.
The Russian kettlebell can offer so many challenges. They offer a dynamic experience in any workout setting.  Since this week is dedicated to giving you one exercise each day, I will also give a little information daily on how kettlebell training is useful for the martial artist.   Kettlebells have a way of recruiting your... Read more »
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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 »

MMA Style Functional Strength Workout on Beach - Special Invitation

Interested in challenging yourself and working the body comprehensively.  If you can not afford a personal trainer you should take advantage of the opportunity to train with Erin Webb this Monday, July 12.  Webb is a local fitness professional with extenive training in the mixed martial arts.  She is also the editor of fightergirls.com (http://www.fightergirls.com)... Read more »

4th of July is 100 Year Anniversary of 'The Fight of Century' - Reminds Us of Racism and its History in America

100th anniversary of the ‘Fight of the Century’, Jack Johnson verse Jim Jeffries is being honored this holiday weekend.  This event marked more than a historical event in the sport of boxing, but had a sociological impact on race relations in America. It was July 4t, 1910, that the ‘Fight of the Century,’ took place. ... Read more »
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