Tag Archives: martial arts

Band exercises for Boxing


Resistance bands are pretty good for boxers, they provide constant variable elastic tension from all possible angles. Unlike weights which provide “gravitational resistance” in a downward, vertical plane, bands can provide elastic resistance, that increases the more the band is … Continue reading

Posted in boxing, Fitness, MMA | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Best Free Standing Punch Bags for Adults – 6ft (Amazon)


Thought I’d do some research on 6ft Freestanding punch bags for adults and wack the results together into some tables. All statistics correct at the time of writing. It was surprisingly hard to find many standing punchbags on Amazon.com These … Continue reading

Posted in boxing, Fitness, MMA | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in bjj, boxing, Fitness | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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 had … Continue reading

Posted in bjj, Bodybuilding, MMA | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exercises for Both Strength & Flexibility


If you compete and train in a martial art, then both strength & flexibility are valuable physical assets that you will no doubt want to build & develop. Create a more functional workout and kill 2 birds with 1 proverbial … Continue reading

Posted in Bodybuilding, MMA | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Dr Rhonda Patrick – Vitamin D


Sourced from: FoundMyFitness Vitamin D Infographic. Low levels of vitamin D are associated with stress and illness. Although correlation does not necessarily equal causation (i.e. low levels of Vitamin D in stressed people, doesn’t mean it’s the vitamin D that’s … Continue reading

Posted in Fitness, MMA, Nutrition | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Book of 5 Rings – Summary


Born in the 16th century, near the end of the Japanese civil war, Miyamoto Musashi was a nomadic samurai who fought in a small number of battles, but dozens of duels. He is known as Japan’s greatest swordsman. The book … Continue reading

Posted in MMA, Musings, Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Cardio Hacks for MMA


Wim Hof Check out the Wim Hof Breathing Technique, this will increase the strength and power of your lungs, providing a better ‘base’ for your MMA specific cardio.   Baking Soda Baking soda buffers lactic acid, allowing you to grapple … Continue reading

Posted in MMA, Nutrition, Psychology | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dangers of Weight Cutting in MMA


So, Big Yoel fails to make weight again for a title fight. Pretty gutted for him to be honest, missing by 0.2lbs, he must have been tempted to remove an eyeball or something to lose the extra. Hopefully the UFC … Continue reading

Posted in Fitness, MMA, Nutrition | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Bruce Lee Fighting Style


Bruce Lee took the concepts of different fighting styles including Wing Chun Kung Fu and fencing and modified them to suit his particular preferences and skills. He created the concept of JKD – arguably the best style of fighting for … Continue reading

Posted in MMA | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment