9 Articles and 3 Videos To Help You Get Stronger, Avoid Injuries, Recover Faster and Get More Mentally Tough!

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photo credit: MMA Fight Prep

We want to help you get better, period.  FCC is dedicated to educate and share information to help coaches and athletes develop better programs, workouts, meal plans, and anything that is going to help them perform at a higher level.

Below are some great articles that we found this week and wanted to share with you guys…

How to Build Anaconda Strength

To be truly strong, you need anaconda strength: the internal pressure required to heft, pull, and carry heavy weights.

Read Full Article Here: https://www.t-nation.com/training/how-to-build-anaconda-strength

Circuit Training with a Purpose

To be honest, I’ve never really been a big fan of circuit training. Sure, it has its place, but if you are simply picking 5-6 exercises and performing them in a :30 on, :30 off fashion, you’re probably missing the boat.

Read Full Article Here: http://mmafightprep.com/circuit-training-purpose/

Why advanced exercise and nutrition strategies usually backfire.

Most people who work out and try to eat well hope to graduate quickly to advanced exercise and nutrition strategies. But these usually backfire. Here’s why it happens. Plus two strategies (deliberate practice and stress inoculation training) for faster progress.

Read Full Article Here: http://www.precisionnutrition.com/advanced-exercise-and-nutrition-strategies?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=PromotedPost&utm_campaign=PP_Advancedstrategies

photo credit: Ultimate Sandbag Training
photo credit: Ultimate Sandbag Training

Building Legendary Strength

Those simplistic mottos really resonate and make it easy to wrap your head around but at the end of the day they by far sell short what a well rounded and progressive training approach should look like.

Read Full Article Here: https://www.ultimatesandbagtraining.com/blog/building-legendary-strength/

When Did Bodybuilding Become a Negative Thing?

You see, if you are working hard, progressing towards your goal and focusing on positive outcomes, why is it, “Non Functional”? Why the need to moralize physical movement with the application of resistance towards a goal of better health, better performance or even quality of life? Is there some specific need to limit choice or somehow eliminate the idea of self expression? Certainly not.

Read Full Article Here: http://www.tomfurman.com/when-did-bodybuilding-become-a-negative-thing/

Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

Mental strength isn’t often reflected in what you do. It’s usually seen in what you don’t do.

Read Full Article Here: http://www.businessinsider.com/things-mentally-strong-people-dont-do-2015-7

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Is Your Smart Phone Ruining Your Posture?

If you are one out of the every five people on this planet who owns a smart phone, now is the time to start thinking twice about looking down at your phone to check email or Facebook.

Read Full Article Here: https://breakingmuscle.com/mobility-recovery/cell-phone-ergonomics-how-to-avoid-the-smart-phone-slump

hqdefaultGrip Strength Predicts Death Better than Blood Pressure

We think that [grip strength] reflects the sum of all of the healthy or unhealthy behaviours that you’ve engaged in throughout the course of your life even. – Dr Darryl Leong, researcher

Read Full Article Here: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/grip-strength-predicts-death-better-than-blood-pressure/6708018

Build Grip Strength by Wringing Out the Towel

Here is a very simple, very effective way to train your entire lower arm. In fact, it is probably one of the best exercises I have ever found for the lower arms overall, and I have found a way to make this exercise a little more challenging than you might think.

Read Full Article Here: http://ironmind.com/articles/john-brookfields-grip-tips/Wringing-Out-the-Towel/

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Half Kneeling Landmine Press by Loren Landow

The half-kneeling landmine press is a great exercise to train vertical pressing for your athletes that lose position overhead while also challenging the core to prevent rotation.

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