September 2009 Fighting Fit

Dead Lifts For MMA

Gone are the days when a fighter could reach the top of his game without being strong. These days, a fighter needs every advantage he can get, and there’s no better way to get that edge than to boost your full body, sport-specifi c strength. THE DEAD LIFT FOR MMA The dead lift is one [...]

5-Minute Power Breakfasts

It turns out the old saying is true: Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. A quality breakfast that’s low in fat and packed with protein, fiber and vitamins jump-starts the body’s metabolism. It also helps the mind to focus and prevents the risk of overeating later in the day. Both the [...]

Perpetual State of Learning

It is no small task to be considered one of the top MMA strength and conditioning coaches in the world. Rafael Alejarra, who cofounded WAND Fight Team Academy with former Pride and current UFC fighter Wanderlei Silva, carries the title like few others can. The 33-year-old native of Porto Alegre, Brazil, earned a degree from [...]

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