Category Archives: MMA

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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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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Ankle Injuries (BJJ, Wrestling & MMA)


In this blog post we are going to look at the most common ankle injuries that can arise from both MMA training and competition.  The foot is an incredibly complex mechanism, too complex in fact to discuss here so we’ll … Continue reading

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Limiting Factors of Human Performance


For information purposes only. Exercise at your own risk Please note – studies in the blog post are referenced by the scientist’s name and then the year in brackets. eg. Williams (1994) refers to a scientist called Williams, who carried … Continue reading

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Neck Bridges for MMA


Your spine if very precious and important! Don’t risk injuring it with neck bridges. Bridges are traditionally used by wrestlers and boxers to develop strength in their neck. A strong neck can help to reduce the risk of concussion and … Continue reading

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Bompa Periodisation for MMA Strength & Conditioning


Always consult a doctor before undertaking a new exercise routine. If perform incorrectly these exercises could result in injury or death.  MMA has developed into one of the most technically and physically demanding sports on the planet. One of the … Continue reading

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High Altitude Training – The Research


Live High, Train Low – MMA, Boxing & the Research of High Altitude Training For information purposes only. Exercise at your own risk.  After Tito Ortiz was “out-cardio’d” by Frank Shamrock, the story goes that Tito began to focus on … Continue reading

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How Do MMA Fighters Make Weight – Legal & Illegal Ways


Making Weight is Dangerous – Hire a professional. Article for information purposes only To become a great fighter in the ever-evolving world of MMA, an individual requires a very specific blend of psychological and physiological abilities and skills. All modern … Continue reading

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Spinal Injuries in MMA & Other Contact Sports


Spinal Injuries: Part 1 For information purposes only. Exercise at your own risk. Always consult a doctor if you sustain an injury Neck (Cervical Spine) Injuries  In this 3 part blog post, we will be taking a look at the … Continue reading

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