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How To Get Back On Track After The Holidays

There’s no denying it: Thanksgiving and other holiday meals and treats are almost too good to avoid. So … you might have indulged a bit. And with that, maybe you feel a little bloated or sluggish. The good news? It’s all normal. Rich foods can disrupt our normal digestion, and even leave us feeling like…

Should You Take Electrolytes?

Most of us know that for recovery and training, nutrition is more than key. It’s the gasoline that fuels everything. And, if it ain’t quality … it’s likely going to show, AND you’re going to feel it. On that note, a common question I’ve gotten over the years that relates to performance is whether we…

Avoid Gassing Out With These Interval Types

When we talk “interval training” we tend to think of a single type: we perform a certain round of work, followed by a short rest, then another burst of work, etc … However, you should know (especially for combat sport training) that there are actually several different interval styles, with different benefits. Aside from rest/work…

The Best Natural Treatments For Soreness And Inflammation

It’s a fact of the game: if you’re training, you’re going to get sore. And, if you’ve been training for a while, the probability also exists that eventually, you’re going to experience a mild injury, like a pulled muscle. So … what do you do when you’re experiencing intense soreness, stiffness, pain, or inflammation, aside…

How To Increase Explosive Power

It’s no surprise that MMA is an explosive sport. In fact, almost every element of fighting (minus, perhaps, certain holds in grappling) can be considered explosive: jabs, kicks, jumps, throws, etc … Developing this type of power, couple with speed, is one of the most important things to develop if you’re serious about training MMA,…

What To Look For When Choosing MMA Gloves

Are you looking to start training MMA, or take your training to the next level? If so, gearing up is usually where to begin. Choosing the right gear (specifically gloves) might seem straightforward … until you notice the heavy amount of options available! However, don’t get too frustrated: this process should be fun, and with…

How MMA Can Give You Confidence

While it can often seem like our mind and body are two separate entities (if you’ve ever fought against a food craving, you know what I mean), the reality is, they are more deeply connected than we know. To illustrate this, did you know that just by assuming a “victory” position (throwing your fists in…

How To Choose The Right MMA Gym

Choosing an MMA gym is ultra exciting … but can also be daunting, especially if you’re a beginner! Often, it can seem like there are almost too many options. Some gyms are straight-up fitness oriented, while some specialize more in one area, like jiu jitsu. This is why it’s super important to know your focus…

How Many Times A Week Should I Train MMA?

Not only is this one of the most popular questions I get regarding training, but is also one of the most important when it comes to starting any MMA regime. This is because the answer to training frequency isn’t one-size-fits all. It depends on many moving factors, such as your current fitness level and whether…

How To Stay Motivated When You Have An Injury

Injuries. They suck. Well, that’s about it, right? Kidding … kind of. I know how de-motivating and discouraging suffering from an injury can be, especially as a competitor. Hell, even if you’re not a professional athlete but work out like one, having that taken from you can leave a huge gap in your world. Staying…