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.

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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Knee Injuries & Rehab in MMA


This article will look at the most common knee injuries that can arise from both MMA training and competition.  Anatomy of the Knee The knee joint works like a hinge to bend and straighten the lower leg and is made up … Continue reading

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Vegan Pizza Recipe


Vegan Pizza with Vegetables & Houmous Ingredients: 1 Red Onion 1 Courgette 1 Red Pepper 2 x Flat Bread 1 tbsp Olive Oil 2 x tomatoes 1 clove garlic – crushed 1 fresh basil leaf, chopped 50g vegan style cheese … Continue reading

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Vegan Chili Recipe


Preparation Time – 20 mins Ingredients 1x Red Onion 1x Red Pepper 2x Garlic 2x tinned tomatoes 1x Kidney beans Handful Sweetcorn 1x tsp Cumin 1x tsp Chilli powder (or more if you’re hard) 1x tsp soy sauce 1x teaspoon … Continue reading

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Tofu & Chickpea Curry


Ingredients 1 large bloke tofu 1 Yellow Pepper 1 Red Onion (cut into half moons 1 clove of Garlic 1 Small carton Passata 1 veg stock cube 1 Can of Chickpeas (drained) 1 Tablespoon curry powder 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds … Continue reading

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