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Harness the Full Power of Veggies

Vegetables. We all know we should eat them. Their strong showing of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and fiber help power us through the day in a healthy manner. It’s also hard to argue with the numerous studies that show those who eat…

Fitness – The Bulldog Circuit with Brian Bowles

By Clay Walker, PhD HardCore Gym fighter Brian Bowles attacks the Bulldog Circuit in anticipation of his return to the Octagon on May 25 at UFC 160. MMA fighters tax their entire energy system—both aerobic and anaerobic—while competing…

MMA 101 – Get Kicking With Alan Belcher

Having trained under world champions Manu Ntoh and Duke Roufus, it’s no surprise UFC middleweight Alan Belcher has some powerful kickboxing skills, which he has put to good use in 18 professional wins. In this month’s MMA 101, Alan makes…

Krazy For Kale

Fueling your body is the key to unleashing your maximum performance and recovery. Over the past few years, kale has become the edible darling of nutritionists, fitness professionals, and certified health nuts. With its versatility and…

Crazy Training

By Luke Rockhold // Photos by Paul Thatcher Luke Rockhold gets his blood pumping with “Crazy” Bob Cook’s four-station circuit at American Kickboxing Academy. This circuit consists of one minute on the Airdyne bike, then one minute on…

Supplement Savvy

From capsules and tablets to gels and powders, an athlete’s countertop can look more like a pharmacy than a kitchen. To sort through the insanity, we’ve got a breakdown of the 10 supplements than can help you reach your fitness goals of…

Torture Circuit

// By Jonathan Chaimberg Time to Get Midieval Former Canadian national wrestler Jonathan Chaimberg is a renowned strength coach to many professional athletes in the NHL, MLB, and UFC. In addition, Chaimberg has developed strength programs…

MMA 101 – Mastering the Heel Hook

Submission wizard Mario Sperry is a reckoning force on the mat. The grappling legend is an ADCC World Champion and PRIDE veteran. Now, Sperry is the head coach of Team Blackzilian, which boasts a stable of top fighters, including Rashad…

The Gluten Solution

Gluten has been called all kinds of names, both good and bad. But what rap does it deserve? And, as an athlete, should it be a part of your daily diet? A combination of the proteins gliaden and glutenin, gluten is found in wheat, rye,…

Live to Fight Another Day

Follow these six guidelines to keep training injuries at bay. Over the past year, the UFC has faced an increasing number of cancelled fights due to injury. For the first time in its history, injuries forced the UFC to cancel an entire show…

Demolition Warmup

Even the big boys take time to stretch. Although studies about the benefits of stretching are mixed, one of the biggest perks of stretching may be the actual enjoyment of the ritual—a few minutes dedicated to yourself to clear your mind…