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The best fighters and grapplers are the ones that are consistent, work hard and show up. Day in, day out, they are working hard to improve their craft, strengthen their body and improve as an athlete.
Typically used during warm ups, this simple drill is the foundation of a lot of our movement. As babies, we learn to lift our heads, roll, rock back and forth and eventually crawl to the stuff we want. This basic movement pattern helps us develop body awareness, coordination, strength and stability throughout our body. As a coach, there is a lot to be learned by having your athletes crawl.
When two fighters have equal levels of technique and skill the defining factor of success between the two will be who is stronger. Strength training is not just lifting weights to pump up your biceps or leave you looking good for the beach.
Coaching is not just a science, it’s an art and there is a science behind the art. Learn this through practical application and getting in the trenches with all the athletes.
Zercher Squats have been apart of my training programs for years to help initiate sport specific performance. When utilized in the right order, it can benefit all fighters by increasing strength through proper biomechanical loading while being a safe alternative to the regular back squat.
Strength coach, Loren Landow, explains the partner anti-rotational banded partner hold exercise to develop trunk stability and reactive strength for his athletes.