February 2010 Fighting Fit

Hard To The Core

The core row is one of the best exercises to build strength and size in the upper back. Strong lats and rhomboids are important for fighters because they help boost punching power and improve shoulder health. Fighters also need a super strong core. The hardest strikers have the strongest cores. A floor crunch, however, won’t [...]

All Aboard the Grain Train

The key to getting the most out of your diet is variety. Many healthy eaters have a diverse intake of fruits and vegetables but get stuck eating the same three whole grains: wheat, brown rice, and oats. These grains are excellent additions to anyone’s diet, but it’s important to branch out and explore the wide [...]

In This Corner Blueberries

Blueberries possess a diverse arsenal of disease-fighting nutrients. To top off their impressive nutritional benefits, blueberries are low in calories and offer a natural sweet flavor. Since frozen berries are just as healthy as their fresh counterparts, you can save a few bucks in the winter months by purchasing your berries in the frozen food [...]

Analyze This

From the outside looking in, I believe the game plan for Jamie Varner was to use his striking to land power shots, thus setting up his takedowns so he could score with ground-n-pound. I think Henderson’s game plan was to fight at long range and make Varner take bad shots, extending the fight to rounds [...]

Burpee Basics

Your body must be ready for action. It doesn’t matter if you’re getting ready to practice Muay Thai, wrestling, jiu-jitsu, or if you’re about to hit the weights, your muscles and joints must be prepared. Many injuries occur when you force your muscles to work before they’re ready. For years, athletes would warm-up by stretching, [...]

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