Category Archives: Fitness Tips

Healthy Thanksgiving Eating Tips for Fighters

The holidays can be filled with tempting treats that can cause even the most disciplined athlete to overdo it. From Thanksgiving until New Year's Day, the parties, cookie platters, and family meals are virtually nonstop. Staying in shape without missing out on the festivities and once a year baked goods can be a challenge. It…
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What’s the Best Diet for MMA?

Between the intense workouts on the mats and off your diet needs to be one that can provide you with the nutrition your body needs to help you perform at your best. While no one diet is best for MMA training, choosing a diet that meets your needs during training and away from the gym…
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More Agility Drills For Improved Martial Arts

Thanks for joining us for another installment on the importance of agility and exercises that will help you improve in this area. In our last post on agility drills, we covered using agility hurdles, ice skater jumps or hops, and tuck jumps. We hope you'll take the time to go back and read it before…
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More MMA Balance and Stability Exercises

Welcome back to our last post on balance and stability. If you've been following along, you know that we feel having these skills are very important for your martial arts development. We've talked about the benefits you'll gain on offense and defense, it's overall importance, and more. In fact, you'll find links to these posts…
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Benefits Of Learning BJJ, Continued

Welcome back to another installment for our series on the benefits of learning Brazilian jiu jitsu. If you're just now joining us, be sure to check out our other related content on this subject. You'll find the links at the bottom of the page. If you're looking for affordable jiu jitsu classes in Raleigh NC this…
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Tips for Quitting Smoking

If you've been following along, then you know we've been focusing on the importance of quitting smoking. We care about you regardless of your involvement with martial arts. You could be focusing on BJJ, muay thai, kickboxing, or even taking karate classes in Raleigh NC.  Our message to you would still be the same; Smoking…
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Other Negative Effects of Smoking

We all know that smoking is bad for your health. We even covered it in an earlier post this month. Go back and read it when you get a chance. However, did you also know that smoking cigarettes can have other negative impacts on your life? Yep, not only does this terrible habit shorten your…
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How Smoking Negatively Affects Your Health

Smoking is really bad for your health. It can actually shorten your lifespan by 13 - 14 years. According to the CDC, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it's the leading preventable cause of death. Smoking can kill you in lots of ways. This bad habit has been linked to different types of cancers,…
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