Tag: Chicago mixed martial arts classes

POW MMA Intern - Injury Free & Back to Training

Hi Again, My name is Piotr Lewkowski, I have been sharing my experiences as an intern at POW MMA here in Chicago.  I am a senior at UIC – in the Department of Kinesiology.  One of the many benefits of going to UIC is their relationship with excellent local businesses throughout Chicago.  UIC is continuing... Read more »

Upper Body Power Training

Here my client using a 14 pound mecine ball.  The starting position should be either in a fighting stance or a shoulder width position.  Unless you are doing it from a fighting stance, in which case your elbows will be alongside your body, I like this drill with the elbows out.
This is a great exercise for building upper body power and strength.  It is fundamental to those who train in the combat sports.  This plyometric also builds coordination and helps to reinenforce the concept, ‘keep your hands up.’  If you seek more punching power, give this exercise a try.  I do series of 30 second... Read more »