Author Archives: Drew

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.

Easy Takedowns for BJJ (No Gi)

Takedown System for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu The Most Common Positions you’ll find yourself in regarding wrestling in BJJ are: Wrestling Clinch Wrist Control Over/Under Position (or a variation) Single Leg The easiest way to get a takedown, in my opinion, … Continue reading

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How to Beat a Taller Boxer

Tips on how to box a taller opponent. For MMA specific guide to fighting a taller opponent, please see our other article. 1. Slip the Taller Boxer’s Jab! The classic and probably the best way to box a taller guy … Continue reading

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Anxiety is Fuel*

“We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic.” Cullen Hightower Don’t fight anxiety – use it. Equally, don’t fight resentment – use it as fuel. Exercise is my way of coping with anxiety. I feel … Continue reading

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Forget Mental Health Awareness – Just Stop Being a Cunt

As much as I love a good meme or ‘Most people won’t share this’ post on social media; I’m not sure how helpful the whole mental health awareness thing is. It definitely has some positives, but the real message should … Continue reading

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Guide to UK Trees

Nothing to do with MMA – sorry – however, I thought this would be very useful for educating the kids whilst going on one of our very common walks in the woods and countryside. It’s also interesting for me to … Continue reading

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Bending Horseshoes by Hand & Horseshoe Bending Technique

A great demonstration of strength of the hands, grip and the ability to brace against your leg – bending horseshoes is a great party trick (if you party in a barn) and also a good goal to aim for if … Continue reading

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Vegan Warrior Wellness Podcast

Got an 80’s intro for the podcast! Stress ‘hacks’ – lots of magnesium glycinate, vitamin D, kava kava (not legal in the UK but available on ebay) adaptogens like rhodiola rosea Eating well(ish) when well busy with work and children … Continue reading

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Boxing Chest Workout (.pdf included)

Boxing 🥊 is a very demanding sport. There are lots of aspects of fitness that go into conditioning for boxing – one crucial thing I want everyone to know however – is that chest-strength, does not equate to punching power! … Continue reading

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How do you prevent Muscle & Fitness Loss During Injury?

You can use TENs machines to prevent muscle loss whilst injured Nutrition is important – Under-eating will lead to more muscle loss Clenbuteral is an illegal performance enhancing drug that prevents muscle loss Alpha Lipoic Acid supplementation may help prevent … Continue reading

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Benefits of Working Out / Exercising in the Heat

Metabolic Responses to Exercise in the Heat – Scientific Analysis For information purposes only. Exercise at your own risk Any team or athlete that competes on an international stage will no doubt have to deal with the physiological challenges that … Continue reading

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