Serious Fitness for Fighters in 3 Sessions a Week
Avoid injury by finding balance between your combat sport and your conditioning. This three training day plan will send you in the right direction.
Anaerobic Capacity Essential for High-Level Boxers
A new study underlined need for acid buffering capacity and tolerance of acidosis in elite boxers.
The Ancient Sport of Longsword Fighting in the Modern World (Video)
You won't hurt yourself by engaging in this sword-fighting sport - as long as you know how to be en garde.
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Video: Muay Thai - 3 Techniques to Improve the Timing of Your Knee Strike
In this video, we're going to use three heavy bag drills to develop the timing of your knee strike.
Video: Muay Thai - 4 Ways to Improve the Timing of Your Roundhouse Kick
In this video, we're going to look at four heavy bag drills to improve the timing of your roundhouse kick.
How to Get a Faster Punch
The ability to accelerate a punch plays an important role in impact and accuracy. In a new study, researchers asked which conditions are most conducive to fast striking in martial arts.
Video: Muay Thai - 3 Ways to Improve Your Teep (Push Kick)
In this video, we're going to be looking at three drill ideas to improve the level of your teep.
HRV an Important Variable for Combat Athletes
Heart rate variability, or HRV, is becoming more common in sports, and for good reason. A recent study found it is particularly helpful for combat athletes.
Video: Counter-Tactics in Muay Thai: 3 Counters to the Teep
Here are three different counters to the teep or push kick. Since the teep is the longest strike in muay Thai, all three of these will be from long range.
Video: Counter-Tactics in Muay Thai: 3 Counters to the Roundhouse Kick
I'm going to explain three counters to the classic muay Thai roundhouse kick. This involves a series of sweeps that will dump your opponent on the ground.
Video: Counter-Tactics in Muay Thai: 3 Counters to the Hook
We've gone over counters to the cross and the jab. This week we go into detail on three different counters to the hook.
Video: Counter-Tactics in Muay Thai: 3 Counters to the Jab
This week we're going to go over three counters to the jab - one close-range, mid-range, and long-range tactic - and utilize our elbows, knees, and roundhouse kick.
Video: Counter-Tactics in Muay Thai: 3 Counters to the Cross
This week I'm teaching you three counters to the cross. I'll go over a close-range, mid-range, and long-range tactic in great detail.
The Truth About Conditioning for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
To answer the question of how to get in shape for BJJ, we must first look at the requirements of the sport. What does a BJJ athlete need to perform in competition and how is it best developed?
Free Strength and Conditioning Workouts Designed for MMA and BJJ
We love our BJJ and MMA readership, and for that reason we've created a strength and conditioning program specifically designed for your needs and your sports.
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Why and How to Build Muscle - for the Combat Athlete
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.
The Critical Importance of Neck and Head Training in Sports
Enter a high school or college weight room and take an inventory of the equipment. How many neck machines do you see? Usually none. But the proper neck exercises could save an athlete's brain.
Tactical Periodization: What It Is and How to Do It
We've all heard about periodization, but who can arrange their entire life around training? Here is a method Pavel Tsatsouline called "tactical periodization" that anyone can use to create growth.
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