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STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING FOR MMA FIGHTERS

Strength and conditioning for MMA Fighters are literally evolving every day. No longer do the bests MMA Fighters log hours of jogging on the road, or hit the gym like a bodybuilder to add muscle to their weight-conscious frames. Top fighters today themselves into super-athletes capable of excelling in many sports. Multi-sports athletes follow specific strength and explosiveness in order to destroy any fighter they are likely to face-off against in the Octagon.


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TOP 10 FAT-BLASTING EXERCISES YOU SHOULD BE DOING NOW!

Let’s face it most people going to the gym to burn fat are doing 30-60 minutes of steady state cardio or H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training) and maybe some weight training before or after the cardio session. This method works to a degree, as when you separate your “strength” and “cardio” training you do get the benefits of both forms of exercise individually. However you’re NOT getting into “Full Body Fat Incineration Mode” as you would be if you were able to combine the two disciplines strategically!
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ARE YOU AN EXERCISE ADDICT?

Exercise is generally a healthy behavior that promotes physical and mental well being. However, some individuals become addicted to physical activity and engage in compulsive, excessive frequent exercise that is extreme and both psychologically and psychosocially impairing. When exercise becomes the most important priority in your life, all other obligations and responsibilities such as families, careers, and social engagements suffer. This addiction is referred to by a variety of names such as exercise dependence, exercise addiction, obligatory exercise, compulsive athleticism, compulsive exercising, and exercise abuse.
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EXERCISE & STRESS

As much as it may stress you out just to think about going to the gym or exercising, once you actually start working out, you’ll experience less stress in every part of your life.
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THE KETTLEBELL: FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

Kettlebells or “giryas” (Russian) first appeared in Russia over 100 years ago. They were originally used in fairs and markets to balance scaled when weighing heavy objects. The Russian military began using kettlebells within their training regime because they demand an overhaul of all body energy systems simultaneously.
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POST-EXERCISE ICE BATHS – DO THEY WORK?

Taking an after exercise plunge in an ice water bath is a common practice among many elite athletes as a way to recover faster, and reduce muscle pain and soreness after intense training sessions or competitions. Ice baths are also thought to help flush waste products like lactic acid, reduce swelling and tissue breakdown.
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THINKING ABOUT RUNNING A MARATHON?

For many people running a marathon will be the most satisfying accomplishments they’ll ever experience. As they cross the finish line, that sense of achievement transcends all feelings of fatigue, anguish and pain they may have been feeling seconds before. But before you attempt to do so there is an enormous amount of planning and preparation to be done to ensure you actually get to the finish line alive!


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BUILDING A MEAT-FREE PHYSIQUE

Vegan bodybuilding is one of the hottest new trends in the fitness industry and rightfully so as more athletes are looking to maximize their physique and potential with natural plant based nutrition. Vegan bodybuilders and athletes need to pay extra close attention to detail in order to make steady gains and consistent progress.
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