Monthly Archives

June 2012

New Gear

YOU CAN’T PUT A PRICE TAG ON HAPPINESS 1. Nexersys Nexersys looks different from any training equipment you’ve ever seen, and using High Intensity Interval Cross Training (HIIT), soon your body will look dramatically different, too.…
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A+ Competitor

Minnesota native Rachel Olson isn’t afraid of being in the spotlight. The 23-year-old aspiring pro bikini competitor and ring card girl spends her free time in the gym when she’s not keeping MMA fans entertained with her trips around the…
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New Blood

Mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport in the world. It garners more attention and new fans daily. The emergence of so many new athletes sometimes makes it hard for fans to notice some of the fi ghters on the verge of making it…
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Abdominal Hunt

Finding your summer six pack. The abdominal region is one of the hardest areas to train, not because the exercises that stress this area are diffi cult to perform, but due to the negative experiences most of us have had with training this…
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MMA 101

This month, 2007 ADCC World Champion and undefeated professional mixed martial artist Robert Drysdale shows readers two slick chokes from side control. There are a lot of benefits to being in side control. You can knee the body, drop…
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The Beet Down

Bust free radicals, boost nitric oxide production, and get back to your roots with one of nature’s best kept secrets. Beets. For many fighters, they’re one of those love ’em or hate ’em type foods. If you love them, you’ve come to enjoy…
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The Right Pace

How to get the most out of your conditioning once you step into the cage. Any time a fighter ends up gassed out and face down on the canvas, the simple reaction is to point the finger at a lack of conditioning as the cause. Everyone from…
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The Lost Art of the Armbar

How the MMA submission staple almost became extinct. On March 3, 2012, Ronda Rousey won the Strikeforce Women’s Lightweight Championship via armbar submission of Miesha Tate. The formula was perfect: pre-fight hype, nonstop action, an epic…
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Bringing the Fight Overseas

More than 20 years ago, a mix of comedians, musicians, and eye candy was standard entertainment for deployed troops. Celebrities still do large numbers, but there’s another big ticket these days—mixed martial artists. During a stint in the…
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