Category Archives: Fitness Tips

Why Swimming Is Good for MMA Training

When it comes to MMA training, most fighters think of hitting the gym, squaring up against the heavy bag, or jumping rope. However, more and more fighters can be found hitting the pool as a way to get in a great workout without the super high intensity of a round at the gym or sparring…
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How to Speed up Recovery

When you are recovering from an injury or experiencing extreme post workout soreness not being able to work out at your usual level can be frustrating. However, there are alternatives to rigorous workouts that will help you recover more quickly and have you back to your regular training intensity in no time. Being proactive in…
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Should Fighters Take Dance Classes?

Did you know that taking dance classes could make you a better boxer? Accomplished boxer and salsa dancer, Alberto Ortiz, says that salsa dancing taught him to be a better fighter. Learning to read your partner's body language and being aware of your own body helps you approach and analyze your boxing opponent in a…
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Setting up a Home Boxing Gym

Almost anyone can participate in boxing, but having the right equipment and training is crucial. The strength and fitness benefits that come from training in boxing are significant and, as a bonus, you can practice your skills almost anywhere. For some, having their own gym right in their home motivates them to train without having…
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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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