July 2012 Fighting Fit

Abdominal Hunt

Finding your summer six pack. The abdominal region is one of the hardest areas to train, not because the exercises that stress this area are diffi cult to perform, but due to the negative experiences most of us have had with training this muscle group. From sit-up tests in grade school to ab wheels at [...]

MMA 101

This month, 2007 ADCC World Champion and undefeated professional mixed martial artist Robert Drysdale shows readers two slick chokes from side control. There are a lot of benefits to being in side control. You can knee the body, drop elbows to the face, work toward full mount, and hunt submissions. If you are hunting submission, [...]

The Beet Down

Bust free radicals, boost nitric oxide production, and get back to your roots with one of nature’s best kept secrets. Beets. For many fighters, they’re one of those love ’em or hate ’em type foods. If you love them, you’ve come to enjoy their unique earthiness and vibrant color they bring to the plate. If [...]

The Right Pace

How to get the most out of your conditioning once you step into the cage. Any time a fighter ends up gassed out and face down on the canvas, the simple reaction is to point the finger at a lack of conditioning as the cause. Everyone from forum warriors to fight commentators often leap to [...]

The Lost Art of the Armbar

How the MMA submission staple almost became extinct. On March 3, 2012, Ronda Rousey won the Strikeforce Women’s Lightweight Championship via armbar submission of Miesha Tate. The formula was perfect: pre-fight hype, nonstop action, an epic finish, and a star’s emergence. That same weekend at UFC on FX 2, two more fighters—Daniel Pineda and TJ [...]

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