February 2011 Fighting Fit

Take It To Heart

Your heart beats 100,000 times per day and pumps 2000 gallons of blood throughout your body to supply your always moving, training, and growing skeletal muscles with the oxygen and energy needed to perform. If you aren’t taking into account your dietary heart health, you are losing the battle before you step inside the cage. [...]

Eye Opening Advice

In MMA, eye care is of the utmost importance. During training and fighting, any of the eye’s structures—including the eyelids, lens, and retina—can become injured. With open-fingered gloves and exposed thumbs, it’s not uncommon for fighters to suffer debilitating injures to the eye, which can include:   • RETINAL DETACHMENT   A detachment occurs when [...]

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