There’s a certain romantic notion attached to some of the biggest legends of grappling. When we think about them, we think of their victories, of their struggles and of inspirational moments that pushed on many spectators to keep on fighting in their everyday lives. Lurking behind those inspirational experiences are years of dedicated work and real life consequences those individuals live with daily Grappling Competition Training.
A surprising number of people have fixed their nagging back pain by adding this wrestler’s exercise. Here’s how to do it.
Whether your goal is to bench three plates per side or flirt with a 90-mph fastball, you need strong and healthy shoulders to keep your rotator cuff muscles in good shape.
Vertical Bird Dog It’s so simple that I am afraid to give it away too soon. Simply, I call this new variation “vertical bird dogs.” That’s right, you can do bird dogs standing up. Additionally, the vertical bird dog family of exercises addresses a big issue. One of the issues with regular bird dogs is the lack of load. But with vertical bird dogs, we can move our hands and legs in circles or squares, and then pump the elbows to the knees to challenge stability. Use care with the vertical bird dog variations since people will tend to compensate quickly.
Sometimes the simplest of methods can produce the most game-changing results. The problem most people have with the concept of active recovery is not the theory, but rather the execution. If you’re devoted to fitness and lifting, it’s damn hard to turn off that switch when every fiber of your being is telling you to grind out another high intensity workout.
How being hospitalized sparked a lifestyle change for Johny Hendricks
The former UFC champion wants to taste gold again, and so he’s overhauled his lifestyle and nutrition with the help of coach Lou Giordano.
Strength Starts Here: Breath, Control, Express BadAssery Over the years as a trainer I’ve worked with average Joes, stay at home moms, significant weight loss clients, professional athletes, and a wide variety of broken and damaged people ranging from hip replacements and torn labrums to herniated/broken discs and torn knee ligaments – to name a few. Every one of these clients had one thing in common; they all reached their goals by becoming stronger.
When people talk about getting “stronger” or more “fit”, they tend to eventually realize they are only as strong as their weak links. Sounds like common sense, but many smart people I’ve known have fallen victim to the social media workout soundbites. Stuff like, “don’t warm-up, what if you were chased by a lion!” Guess what those people end up learning, they need to warm-up. More recently, people have bragged that they don’t need to do core work because they “lift heavy”. Want to take a guess at what I have seen people then realize? Yea, they need to do some core work. You don’t have to take my word on it, how about that of spinal expert, Dr. Stuart McGill?
2016 Training for Combat Sports Clinic
Get the upper hand in strength and conditioning for combat sports at the 2016 NSCA Grappling Competition Training for Combat Sports Clinic, March 18-19, 2016, in Colorado Springs, CO. This two-day clinic brings together elite strength and conditioning coaches from the worlds of boxing, judo, mixed martial arts, and other Olympic combat sports to give you the most cutting-edge topics and best practices in strength and conditioning for combat sports.