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.

Cross Training for MMA – Infographic


Cross-training is integral to building overall muscle strength and helping bring your conditioning to the next level. It doesn’t matter how much time you spend in the ring, performing the same moves over and over again will only get you … Continue reading

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How to Treat Golfer’s Elbow (Pain inside the elbow)


Golfer’s elbow – also known as medial epicondylitis is very common for tradesmen, grapplers and MMA fighters. It is often caused by overuse of the flexing muscles of the hand – which contract whenever you grip anything. The overuse can … Continue reading

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The Joe Rogan Neck Hammock


  As you may have noticed, everyone who has competed in MMA and/or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu who goes on the Joe Rogan Podcast, and is over the age of 40 – has extensive spine-problems. Big John McCarthy for example, has … Continue reading

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Can’t Hurt Me – David Goggins – Book Review


  David Goggins Book Review I liked this book, but not in the conventional way. I wouldn’t say I enjoyed reading it, but it did have a massive impact upon me. I found myself rolling my eyes quite a lot … Continue reading

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How to Get Rid of a Stiff Neck


Summary of How to Get rid of a Stiff Neck Magnesium Oil Infrared Lamp or Sauna Light Stretching Trigger point & Foam Rolling Therapy Kava Kava   A very small amount of Kava Kava in the evenings, then 20 minutes … Continue reading

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Supplements to Counteract Sleep Deprivation


If you have young children, during the cold & flu season, then life can be a tad tougher than normal. Sleep deprivation can do terrible things to your body & mind. There are a few supplements that can help, however … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Caffeine – Energy & Alertness


Summary For more short term stimulant-like effect – supplement with ALCAR, Olive Leaf Extract or PQQ For alleviating some of the effects of stress & sleep deprivation – supplement an adaptogen like rhodiola rosea & take 3g of glycine before … Continue reading

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How to Do More Pull Ups (Instant Increase!)


My new pre-workout:   Have a boiling hot bath – not literally boiling but very hot Do some press ups in the bath if possible (at your own risk) Get out of the bath Dry yourself & chuck some clothes … Continue reading

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Supplements for Depression (That Work)


A few thoughts on depression before I start on the supplements… Depression is often a symptom of a physical illness or issue. Gut problems, chronic inflammation (often starting in the gut), allergies, brain injuries, thyroid issues – these are all … Continue reading

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The Drew Jiu-Jitsu Grappling System


This is a work in progress, but give you an idea… An If-This-Then-That style approach to grappling. I never want to be stuck in a position thinking “I’ve absolutely no idea what I’m doing” (which happens a lot) Scrambles Keep … Continue reading

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