June 2013 Fighting Fit

MMA 101 – The Intercepting Elbow

In this month’s MMA 101, Chris Weidman’s striking coach, Ray Longo, chronicles the standing elbow that Weidman used to derail Mark Munoz’s four-fight win streak and catapult him to a title shot against Anderson Silva. From watching video of Munoz, we noticed that he was telegraphing his overhand right by leaping into the punch to [...]

Fitness – Lunge Ahead

Lunges are a great unilateral (one-leg) exercise option that can help improve your stance, level changes, directional changes, and punching power. By focusing on the strength and ability of each leg independently, it allows you to “bring up” your weak side and reduce your chance of injury. Add these three lunge variations to your workout [...]

KO Power From the Ground Up – 5 Exercises to Build Your Foundation

By Tom Barry | westside-barbell.com Eddie Wineland’s strength and conditioning training is just as unconventional as his appearance. Applied Strength & Conditioning coach Jason Gus carefully utilizes the training principles taught by Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell to develop Eddie’s absolute strength, explosive strength, and dynamic muscle endurance. The goal of these five exercises is [...]

Harness the Full Power of Veggies

Vegetables. We all know we should eat them. Their strong showing of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and fiber help power us through the day in a healthy manner. It’s also hard to argue with the numerous studies that show those who eat vegetables have lower rates of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Even though you can [...]

Nutrient Timing – Eating Right to Improve Performance and Recovery

Athletes can greatly improve their performance and recovery through enhanced nutrient timing—and food is the key. Take your body to a new level of fitness with the proper eating frequency, nutrient timing, balance of macronutrients (carbohydrate/protein/fat), pre-training fuel, in-training fuel, and post-training fuel. EATING FREQUENCY Proper eating frequency is one of the major keys to [...]

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