Many combat athletes are still afraid of becoming "muscle-bound," but building muscle is important for fighting. Here's why to do it and how to do it properly.
According to a recent study , if you are losing a substantial amount of weight when cutting, you may not be fully recovered by the time your fight comes around.
In his new book, "Pound for Pound," Brian D'Souza goes behind the scenes of MMA fighting and examines what other journalists won't - the exploitation of some of the sport's biggest names.
So you're an old guy and you've decided you need to start training MMA or BJJ. That's great, but there's some special things you've got to do if you want to last.
Whether in the boxing ring or the boardroom, here are some fighting rules to live by and strategies to develop them:
I started BJJ to learn self defense. Everyone comes to it for different reasons. But what we all get out of it is similar and hugely beneficial to our entire lives.
Ronda Rousey credits her mother for passing down her amazing judo skills. This book is written by her mother, AnnMaria De Mars, and world-class judo coach James Pedro Sr.
Patrick Cummins never meant to become an MMA fighter, but it turns out he's pretty darn good at it. Find out how wrestling has helped his career, how he trains, and what his plans for the future are.
The question, "Which fighter wins?" is one that will likely never die. It's the question that spawned the UFC itself. What have we learned from the sport as it evolved? Is there a dominant art?
Emily Kwok, Seymour Yang, Braulio Estima, the Miyao Brothers, Mackenzie Dern, and Alan Belcher give advice to beginner BJJ students. They share what they would have done differently in their training.
If you train in a sport where you weight matters - MMA, BJJ, or kickboxing - you want to get stronger, without adding an extra mass. Here is simple 3-day/week program you can easily integrate.
Ever wonder how soccer would be different if periods were shorter? Or what if an MMA fight were two rounds longer? How does this affect both the athlete and the game?
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