Nutrition Is More Than Half the Battle, With Kalli Youngstrom, Ep 16
Kalli Youngstrom does not fit the stereotype of the "bodybuilder." She is a lifelong athlete fascinated by psychology. This comes together in her unique approach to nutrition and training.
Breaking Muscle HQ
Upgrade Your Grappling With Natural Movement Principles
There are specific patterns to fighting that cross cultural boundaries. Familiarizing yourself with your natural reactions can help.
Kailin Curran and the New UFC Women's Strawweight Division
Ultimate Fighter 20 will be the first all-female cast, and the winner will be crowned the UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion.
Body Fat Measurements and Safety in Youth Wrestling
Along with intense training, youth wrestlers and their coaches face an added challenge - monitoring body fat. A new study investigated the most effective ways to do it.
4 Ways Submission Grapplers Can Apply Wrestling Concepts to Their Practice
There are compelling arguments for BJJ practitioners to incorporate skills, concepts, and habits of mind that are traditionally associated with wrestling.
Size Does Matter - Managing Weight Cutting in Weightlifting
A well-planned and well-executed weight loss of between 1.5 to 2% of body weight should have no negative influence on competition results. How is this to be done, and done safely?
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 Prevent and Treat Cauliflower Ear (and If It Means You Might Always Be Single)
People who train combat sports are split as to how they view cauliflower ear. Some see it as a badge of honor while others see it as a guarantee of unemployment or lonely nights.
What We’ve Learned From Ultimate Fighting
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?
Eric C. Stevens
Why Wrestlers Have Better Grip Strength
Grip strength is important in many sports, but especially grappling. Researchers examined wrestlers to determine if some people are born with better grip strength and how to detect it.
How Dennis Bermudez Prepares for a UFC Fight
Dennis Bermudez takes pleasure in breaking people and plans to do so again at UFC 157. Here's some insight into the training and mindset of a UFC fighter preparing to go into the Octagon.
Friday Flicks: Chael Sonnen and Kenny Florian Talk Wrestling's Future
Chael Sonnen and Kenny Florian share their feelings about the IOC's decision to drop wrestling from the Olympics. As Chael explains, this spells the end for the entire sport of wrestling.
Breaking Muscle HQ
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.
How Sports Evolve: From Grassroots to Global
Feel like the little sport you loved has grown up and sold out? UFC? Weightlifting? CrossFit? You're not alone - most popular sports evolve similarly. Let's take a look at how a sport goes global.
Featured Coach: Zach Even-Esh, Part 2 - Training the Athlete
Training the competitive athlete requires different things than training the average fitness clientele. Zach Even-Esh details how he trains his wrestling and football teams.
Becca Borawski Jenkins
Breaking Muscle Video - Pummelling
Pummelling is both an integral part of any combat sport as well as a great warm up. Even if you don't know any martial arts, this video can teach you the pummelling basics.
Traver H. Boehm
Skin Infections—A Look at the Glamorous Side of Grappling
Close quarters and warm, moist conditions are like a homing device for creepy critters. Read on for more information about how grapplers can prevent and treat skin conditions.
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