August 2012 Fighting Fit

Hip To It

UFC Welterweight Matt Brown demonstrates a functional strength workout for increased core and lower body power. Utilizing the Westside Barbell System under the guidance of Louie Simmons, the goals of this strength and conditioning routine are to increase overall strength, paying particular attention to the lower back, hips, and glutes, while increasing dynamic muscular endurance. [...]

Fuel Your Fight

The timing and makeup of your pre-fight meals and snacks are key for optimal performance. It’s fight day, and you’re rolling with confidence, as your training and nutrition have been carefully calculated for months prior to the big event. Don’t let excitement or nerves steer you off path. Finish your preparation with the proper fuel [...]

MMA 101

This month, BJJ black belt Lloyd Irvin and UFC bantamweight Mike Easton show readers two slick armbar options. As head of Team Lloyd Irvin (U.S. Jiu-Jitsu Team) and owner of Lloyd Irvin Martial Arts Academy, Irvin has a roster of some of the best young talent in MMA, including UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz, Phil [...]

Small Fish In A Bigger Pond

The Little Secret of the WEC Merger In December 2010, Anthony Pettis leapt out of the WEC cage and landed a kick to Benson Henderson’s face. The spectacular “Showtime Kick” highlighted the waning moments of the final fight of the World Extreme Cage fighting organization. The folding of the bantamweight, featherweight, and lightweight fighters into [...]

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