September 2013 Fighting Fit

MMA 101 – The Crossover with Eddie Alvarez

With the help of Blackzilian teammate Michael Johnson, Eddie Alvarez demonstrates one of his favorite combos in the cage—the crossover. The crossover is only used on opponents who stand and counter with you. If you engage, and your opponent moves away, the crossover can’t be used. However, if you engage, and your opponent stands his [...]

Fitness – Strong to the Core

Strengthen your core for KO power. Strength and conditioning coach Brian Harris keeps his stable of fighters at American Top Team—including Brad Pickett, Mike Brown, and Will Brooks—in peak fighting shape by incorporating exercises that build muscular endurance in the core. For this installment, Brian explains three exercises he used to get Bellator lightweight Will [...]

Eat to Compete

Stay fueled and hydrated for maximum performance and recovery with a “meal plan of attack.” This meal plan is designed for two-a-day workouts (6 a.m. and 6 p.m.). Each meal/snack is well-balanced to boost energy, performance, and recovery, with approximately 40–55 percent of the calories from carbohydrates (C), 15–30 percent calories from protein (P), and [...]

Protein Power

Bars and shakes are great in a pinch, but there’s plenty to choose from when it comes to natural sources of quality protein. Protein aids in the building, repair, and maintenance of lean muscle tissue. Along with carbohydrates and fat, protein is one of the three principal macronutrients. These nutrients provide calories (energy), and are [...]

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