Conditioning for MMA is no easy task. Traditional workouts don’t focus on many of the muscle groups required for proper combat sport conditioning. One minute you’re bounding from traditional to south paw stance, using head movement to keep your opponent guessing while
I’ve been listening to the JRE podcast for some time now and have recently begun watching the Luke Thomas Show. Both Rogan and Thomas have recently interviewed Andrew Yang and I was impressed with his straightforward and data-driven responses.
The UFC has become a major attraction recently, gaining more popularity as time has gone on. People just can’t seem to get enough of tough guys (and girls) going at each other. The fights feature a lot of tension, physicality, technique, and
It was an interesting fight. I was leaning towards Dillishaw’s deadly hands being the deciding factor, with Cejudo’s only real chance being to outwrestle him for the majority of the fight. I was absolutely NOT prepared for this outcome. Some thoughts. The
Here is what this fight proved: This is what Floyd Mayweather (even in his post-40 form) can do when he actually wants to knock you out. This is important because the layman fight fan seems to think that, because Mayweather “runs” (I
Tito has always been one of my favorite fighters. He made his UFC debut in 1997. He was still wrestling at Bakersfield and he fought for free. As a fellow wrestler, I was excited to see him enter the Octagon and meet
I saw a post going around on Facebook the other day. It was of some alleged bounce/security guard downplaying the efficacy of jiu-jitsu in real life scuffles. He said something I hadn’t heard in ages; “I don’t want to be caught rolling
Obesity is a major concern for many people worldwide. The global rate of obesity has nearly tripled since 1975 according to the World Health Organization. Many health conditions are linked to obesity. These include diabetes, stroke, kidney disease, fatty liver disease, and
The first few minutes of their third fight. I’d definitely pay to see a 4th.
I wanted to write a post on the importance of head movement. On the other hand, if a picture is worth 1,000 words, a few videos have to be worth tens of thousands!
Some nice highlights from perhaps the first complete MMA fighter.
Some of my favorite early UFC fights are the classic matchups between Dan and Ken. Ken was clearly the more complete fighter but it’s evident that Severn made some progress between their first and second fights.
Here Joe Rogan and Eddie Bravo reminisce over Bravo’s wins over Royler Gracie. This was perhaps what broke the final vestige of “Gracie Invincibility” and made it clear that there were jiu-jitsu/grappling schools that had surpassed the Gracie academy,
“Develop your body as a weapon” -Frank Shamrock Here Frank Shamrock gives newcomers some overall philosophical advice and then specific training exercises. Aside from building up your cardio and helping you lose weight, these exercises also work the muscles you use in