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August 2013

MMA 101 – The Crossover with Eddie Alvarez

With the help of Blackzilian teammate Michael Johnson, Eddie Alvarez demonstrates one of his favorite combos in the cage—the crossover. The crossover is only used on opponents who stand and counter with you. If you engage, and your…

Fitness – Strong to the Core

Strengthen your core for KO power. Strength and conditioning coach Brian Harris keeps his stable of fighters at American Top Team—including Brad Pickett, Mike Brown, and Will Brooks—in peak fighting shape by incorporating exercises that…

Eat to Compete

Stay fueled and hydrated for maximum performance and recovery with a “meal plan of attack.” This meal plan is designed for two-a-day workouts (6 a.m. and 6 p.m.). Each meal/snack is well-balanced to boost energy, performance, and recovery,…

Protein Power

Bars and shakes are great in a pinch, but there’s plenty to choose from when it comes to natural sources of quality protein. Protein aids in the building, repair, and maintenance of lean muscle tissue. Along with carbohydrates and fat,…

Snake Oil In the Cage – And Other MMA Gimmicks

If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. A small rubber bracelet with a hologram sticker can enhance your performance in the gym, in life, and in competition. It boosts power and agility, making it a critical training asset for…

Turn and Fight – Army Combatives in MMA

Army Combatives turns soldiers into fighters on the battlefield and in the cage. When Tim Kennedy found out he’d be making his Octagon debut against jiu-jitsu ace Roger Gracie, he asked himself who was best suited to help him get ready.…

Kris Letang – NHL Fit

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang trains with MMA’s best so he can beat the NHL’s best. Prior to Rory MacDonald’s December 2012 matchup with B.J. Penn, the UFC trekked to Montreal to film MacDonald’s preparation in a “Road to…

Music for the MMA Soul

Metal band DeathThrob spreads MMA awareness one note and lyric at a time. DeathThrob isn’t a group of individuals moonlighting as professional mixed martial artists, but the four musicians do practice in various fighting disciplines and…

Girl Next Door

Victoria Lace Raffield Age: 25 Height: 5’9” Hometown: New Orleans, LA Facebook: /victoria.lace Twitter: @Victoria_Lace Instagram: Victoria_Lace What’s your best feature? My eyes. They change colors from bright green to hazel. How do you…

Parting Shot

Pat, flex and give us a mean grimace... eeeh, never mind, let's try something else.

Last Call – Money Talks…

And we love to listen. What’s worse than a wealthy business owner talking about money? Athletes talking about money. It’s never enough with these guys. Did you see how much money he’s getting? To play BASEBALL!! Spoiled athletes! I bet…