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December 2011

New Blood

Mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport in the world. It garners more attention and new fans daily. The emergence of so many new athletes sometimes makes it hard for fans to notice some of the fighters on the verge of making it to…

MMA 101

Double Leg Drill Before you can walk, you’ve got to learn to crawl. The same goes for MMA. There’s no sense in learning shot variations (like running the pipe or single-leg cutbacks) if your double-leg takedown isn’t solid. This simple…

The Stress Of Training

How heart rate variability may revamp the training methods for professional and amateur athletes alike. Over the last several years, technology has invaded nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Our cell phones give us access to high…

New Year New You

Five easy adjustments for an upgraded 2012. After five weeks of holiday eating and drinking, January is the month when many people put away their party shoes, dust off their sneakers, and start ordering salads. The vow to eat healthfully…

Head Games

“I just don’t want to see anyone hurt. That’s all I care about. When you get to a point—in my opinion, I’m no doctor—that you start getting knocked out on a regular , that’s it. I don’t want to see that any more.” —UFC president Dana…

4 On The Floor

Pushup Power The pushup is a classic exercise for upper body development. Around the world, the pushup is a constant in combat training. In most commercial gyms, however, the pushup has taken a back seat to an array of fancy weight…

Metal's Medalist

Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Bathory Is a Jiu-Jitsu Machine Zoltan Bathory is a changed man. The judo-throwing guitarist of Five Finger Death Punch typically lugs around mats with him whenever the metal band hits the road so he can…

Coach Speak

MMA coach Greg Nelson is finishing a story about a well-known fighter sprinting down the Las Vegas strip wearing nothing but fight shorts and gloves. The fighter had just lost a big fight and was not handling it well. The story segued into…