Dr Andy Galpin is a professor and research doctor at Cal State Fullteron and is helping some of the best MMA fighters improve their performance.
by Loren Landow Step 1: Deadpull The deadpull is a great exercise to teach proper pulling position both in the deadlift and the clean from the floor. Keep the abs braced, arms locked, and spine welded tight. Drive the heels into the ground and stand up, with the shoulders and hips rising simultaneously and pausing just below knee level to reinforce proper position.
Its time to grow up and ditch the drive thru Athletes are always on the go and need to stay organized, if they want to keep their nutrition on track. But most of the time, people avoid it because shopping, prep and planning meals can be overwhelming. One of the easiest ways we have found to organize and travel with healthy meals is to use mason jars. These allow you to create healthy, on-the-go meals, without much prep time or cooking. Also, by layering the ingredients, your food stays fresh and doesn t wilt or spoil as quickly. Whip em up, bring em to work or practice, store em in the fridge and stay on track. Here are the basic steps to creating mason jar salads: Step 1: Add Dressing Step 2: Add hearty vegetables, like tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, celery, carrots, peppers, or similar. Step3: Add less hearty vegetables, like beans and other less hearty vegetables like mushrooms, zucchini, sprouts, green beans, corn etc. Step 4: Add pasta, rice,
We can learn a lot from observing how other athletes train for their sports. For example, parts of gymnastics can be incredibly beneficial for mma athletes. Is gymnastics good for mma?
Adrian Gonzales works with some of MMAs best fighters, including Jon Jones, Carlos Condit, Cowboy Cerrone and many others.
Robert Schwartz has worked with combat athletes at the Olympic Training Center, Military Special Forces and some of boxing’s brightest young stars. In this interview we discuss with Robert Schwartz strength and conditioning tactics and strategies.
MMA and other combat athletes should improve their flexibility so they can move freeely in and out of a variety of situations in the cage and on the mat.