September 2011 Fighting Fit

Take a Position

Is wrestling ruining MMA? Long before there was modern MMA, there was wrestling, and despite the rapidly increasing popularity of MMA and jiu-jitsu, the most popular combat sport offered by high schools and colleges is still wrestling. It’s no surprise that a common career path to the cage shoots across numerous wrestling mats along the [...]

Get Roped In

And you thought ropes were only good for tug-of-war. Over the last few years, the rope has become a popular training tool with fighters for the development of power, power endurance, and improved cardiac capacity. The development of these abilities is created by rapidly moving the rope in multiple directions as quickly as possible. There [...]

Increase the P.R.I.C.E.

Eat to Heal When Injury Strikes When injuries occur, the acronym for the treatment strategy that is most commonly prescribed is R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). Adding the letter “P” to the acronym for “Proper Nutrition” takes the treatment to the next level. Although athletes are now aware of the importance of eating healthfully to [...]

The High Low Mix Up

For optimum results, mix up your game by combining the best of both training zones. Given the often brutal and unforgiving nature of MMA, it’s not surprising that those who plan to step into the cage rarely lack the motivation that it takes to train hard. Undoubtedly, very few athletes in any sport train as [...]

MMA 101

Bowled Over Brian Bowles knows a thing or two about consistency—just ask Damacio Page, who Bowles submitted twice…in the first round…at exactly 3:30…with the exact same guillotine. With the help of The HardCore Gym coach Chad Shafer, Bowles demonstrates the combo that felled Page for the second time, followed by his guillotine finish. THE 1, [...]

Win the Food Fight

Some days you have plenty of time to plan out healthy meals to go along with your training schedule. However, oftentimes, meal planning takes a back seat for one reason or another. Regardless of the craziness of your day, you need some form of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fat to make it through the rigors [...]

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