Trainers & Coaches
The Difference Between Weight Classes in Boxing and Weightlifting
Choosing the correct competitive weight class in boxing involves factors unique to the sport.
Why You Shouldn't Cut Weight for BJJ
Everything thinks cutting weight for competition is a great idea. In reality, very few athletes should even try it.
Cutting Weight? Electrolyte Replacement Beverages Help
If you plan to cut weight through fluid and calorie restriction, your water and electrolyte levels each need to be restored.
How to Recycle and Progress Your Nutrition (Just Like Your Lifting)
Why do we jump into crazy diets? That’s like saying “I want to deadlift, so I’m going to deadlift as heavy as I can every day.”
Finding Your Ideal Weight: How Getting Leaner Kills Performance
I've been concerned about my weight for three decades. And I have learned everyone has a weight that is right for him or her.
How to Cut Weight the Right Way
Drinking a ton of water and saving your weight cut for the last day is actually better than gradual dehydrating. In this case, slow and steady does not win the race.
For CrossFitters: 7 Strategies for Success in Your First Olympic Weightlifting Meet
Strategy is an important factor in weightlifting competition. I've seen many times where a more skilled strategist has been able to defeat a stronger opponent merely by monitoring these factors.
Rehydration After Weight Cutting: Water Doesn't Cut It
Cutting weight to get into a lower weight class often results in dehydration. A new study asks whether drinking a liter of water can help rehydrate athletes.
How to Maintain Your Fighting Weight During the Holidays
There is no need to put on unnecessary weight during the holidays. All it will do is make your weight cut more difficult. Here are tips and workouts for the holiday season.
Making Weight in the Real World: How to Cut Weight When Life is Busy
The goal for this article is to provide you with some tips on safe weight cutting - not just for the full-time competitor but for the competitor who has to deal with work, family, or school.
Making Weight: Why Fighters Cut Weight and 3 Tips for Doing It
There is an area of combative sports that all competitors have to face and none look forward to. I am speaking about cutting weight. Here are my three tips for making weight for an amateur fight.
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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Weight Cutting In Sports: Is It Truly an Advantage?
Cutting weight for competition is controversial, but many athletes believe it gives them an advantage. Does it? New research compiles over fifty studies to determine if this is indeed true.
Book Review: "The Grappler’s Guide to Sports Nutrition" by John Berardi and Michael Fry
Although it was written in 2005, this book has a great deal of useful information on nutrition, weight-cutting, and meal planning for grapplers, wrestlers, and MMA fighters.
Choosing the Best Weight Class For Lifting
Early on in my weightlifting career I became loyal to the 82.5kg weight class - to the detriment of my entire competitive career. Learn from my mistakes and choose the right weight class for you.
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