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: 01. 28. 2013
We’ve all seen it before, or at least heard about it. MMA fighters running around with a gas mask or some other contraption while going about their routine, may it be doing their weightlifting sessions, or actual fight training such as hitting the pads and such. Really though, what is it for? It looks cool and everything but what is MMA gas mask training all about anyway? Altitude Trai...
101.  When you wake up in the morning, throw 40 light punches and elbows in front of the mirror with an emphasis on technique. 100.  Take a 30 minute run before the day starts to rev up your metabolism. 99.  Find a partner who is better than you in one area of the game, but worse than you in another area of the game.  Exchange techniques and thoughts daily. 98.  Kee...
Martin Rooney wants to change how you think about mixed martial arts (MMA) training. Considered to be the pioneer of physical training for MMA, Martin has 13 years’ experience getting fighters ready for action. He’s trained and cornered hundreds of fighters, including several UFC champions.  He’s knowledgeable and opinionated, but he isn’t above admitting when h...
Today we have a side control escape by BJ Penn, more commonly known as the “Jailbreak” in the BJJ community. Check it out.  BJ Penn has been known to have a very notorious guard, so notorious that the only 2 people that have been able to pass it in MMA competition would be Georges St-Pierre and Matt Hughes, both welterweight champions of their time. This move is called t...
As fighters, we’ve all heard by now that low-intensity cardio is inferior to HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) but most of us don’t actually know why. This article highlights 10 reasons why HIIT is better for MMA training as compared to low-intensity cardio such as long distance running. 1) Decreased Power      The more continuous the work, the ...