September 2012 Fighting Fit

Pyle It On Circuit

UFC welterweight Mike Pyle demonstrates a total-body conditioning circuit. UFC welterweight Mike Pyle is no stranger to working out. The 13-year MMA veteran trains out of Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas, where head strength coach Jake Bonacci likes to run Pyle through a total-body circuit to keep his conditioning one step ahead of his competition. [...]

MMA 101: Upping Your Uppercut Strategy

As head coach and striking instructor at the Grudge Training Center, in Denver, Colorado, Trevor Wittman has helped finetune the pugilistic skills of a number of elite-level mixed martial artists, including Rashad Evans, Nate Marquardt, Shane Carwin, and Brendan Schaub. This month, Wittman and mixed martial artist Lorawnt-T Nelson show readers how to up the [...]

Full Blast

Get the cardio edge you need with a heart rate monitor, and never waste your workout again. Regardless of whether you’re a professional fighter, an up-and-coming amateur, or you just train for fun, undoubtedly, you want to gain as much as possible from your hard efforts. Nobody wants to go to the gym every day [...]

Beyond the Guac

With its arsenal of 20 vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, avocados can fuel your raining and performance. If the only time avocados make it onto your plate is when you’re digging into a big basket of tortilla chips and guacamole at your favorite Mexican restaurant, you’re missing out on many tasty and healthy uses of this [...]

Spider Island

The UFC’s middleweight division is full of talented strikers, but it’s no surprise that Anderson “The Spider” Silva stands alone. Taking a point-in-time assessment of a division’s roster is a quick way to compare fighters without having to wait for a matchup that may take years to materialize, if ever. It’s not perfect, but if [...]

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