MMA 101: Heel Hook

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In 1989, Roan Jucao Carneiro started training jiu-jitsu under the legendary Carlson Gracie in Brazil, eventually moving on to study under Murilo Bustamante, the Nogueira brothers, Ricardo Arona, and Paulo Filho. Now, the UFC veteran and BJJ black belt is the lead instructor at American Top Team: Atlanta. With the help of Jake Jo, Jucao [...]

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New Blood: Joshua Sampo / Eddie NG / Sean Strickland


Mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport in the world. It garners more attention and new fans daily. The emergence of so many new athletes sometimes makes it hard for fans to notice some of the fighters on the verge of making it to the next level. takes you deep inside the sport [...]

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Fighting Fit: Stay in the Game with Stronger Knees


Approximately 70 percent of all serious knee ligament injuries (ACL/MCL) occur during non-contact situations, such as plyometric exercises, landing from a jump, or twisting/ turning movements that cause a sudden imbalance in your lower extremities. However, these non-contact injuries are more preventable than injuries that occur during competition and sparring. Dominick Cruz, Georges St-Pierre, and [...]

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Quick Hits: 5 Minutes With Glover Teixeira

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You came into the UFC with a lot of buzz. Have you found it difficult to live up to the hype? It’s a great thing. People have wanted to watch me fight for a long time, and I like that. I like that they have expectations of me, and I have to prove them right. [...]

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MMA 101: Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Basics


When Royce Gracie ushered in the MMA era at UFC 1 in 1993, he brought his unique brand of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu with him. Over the course of the next two years, Royce won 11 consecutive fights via submission on his way to championships at UFC 1, UFC 2, and UFC 3. With the help of [...]

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The Original: Royce Gracie’s Legacy Endures


In 1993, a skinny Brazilian named Royce Gracie not only won the very first UFC tournament, but he also changed the way we forever perceived fighting. Twenty years later, there’s still nothing particularly remarkable about Royce Gracie when you look at him. He’s the same slim, unaffecting figure at 46 years old that he was [...]

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Supplement Savvy


From capsules and tablets to gels and powders, an athlete’s countertop can look more like a pharmacy than a kitchen. To sort through the insanity, we’ve got a breakdown of the 10 supplements than can help you reach your fitness goals of maintaining optimal health, building muscle, and decreasing inflammation. 1. Creatine Creatine is a [...]

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Eddie Wineland and Westside Barbell: KO Power From the Ground Up – 5 Exercises to Build Your Foundation

Eddie Wineland

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 to develop these strength types [...]

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