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About Drew

MMA, Fitness & Marketing enthusiast from North Wales, UK. A Stoic Hippy with no hair. Not to boast but - 1st Class Degree in Sports Science from Loughborough, MSc in Nutrition from the University of Liverpool. 20 years experience of weight & fitness training.

Yoga Philosophy – Dharnaa, Dhayana and Samadhi

All three words or phrases described here, are taken from/recorded within The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Dharnaa Dharnaa, is a sankskript word meaning “focus” or “concentration”. It has different translations and different yogis tend to teach the concept slightly differently. Some say … Continue reading

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Wim Hof for Crohn’s disease (What’s the research says) [2022]

The Wim Hof Method has been around for quite a few years now, but has gone pretty mainstream in 2022, with Fear The Freeze – basically a TV series all about Wim Hof and his method – airing on the … Continue reading

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MMA Punching Bag Workout for Beginners [2022]

If you want to get fit for MMA – then you must “do” MMA* Whilst sparring is necessary for fighters to get accumstomed with the intensity of a fight and the rush of adrenaline, hitting a punch bag is one … Continue reading

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Shoulder Exercises for Boxers

Heavy Bag work should be the main way that you build up your shoulders as a boxer. Here are my tips Avoid heavy seated presses Use bands and medicine balls Train movements not muscles Isometric punch -30 sec hold, and … Continue reading

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Functional Shoulder Workout [2022]

Shoulders are in my opinion, one of the hardest muscles to grow – in terms of bodybuilding aesthetics anyway. They are also easily over-trained. Apparently, the shoulders/deltoids have a very high concentration of androgenic receptors, so respond well to certain … Continue reading

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5 Best Exercises to Increase Punching Power [2022]

If you want to punch like Mike Tyson or Rumble Johnson, then you’ll need amazing technique and fast twitch muscle fibres. Fast twitch fibres are extremely powerful and contract at lightning fast speed. A training program to develop power using … Continue reading

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6 Weeks Boxing Training .pdf [2022]

6 weeks isn’t enough time to get to an elite level but let’s say you’ve signed up for a charity white collar boxing match and need to get as good as possible in 6 weeks, then you’ll need a plan … Continue reading

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Land Mine Attachments – Buyers Guide [2022]

Land mines – the ones you find in the gym – are a highly versatile bit of equipment. Once they’ve had a barbell attached to them anyway. You can do all types of exercises with them including kneeling bicep curls, … Continue reading

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Sprint Training Program .pdf [2022]

There’s a link to the sprint training .pdf near the bottom of the post Sprint training isn’t just as easy as running 100m a few times. It can get really technical. The type of training you should do, will depend … Continue reading

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NO Xplode Pre Workout Review [2022]

hi so I bought the NO Xplode pre workout from amazon. It’s pretty good, it contains adaptogens like ginseng and rhodiola rosea, choline for focus and beta alanine to buffer lactic acid. I would say, it’s not like any old … Continue reading

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