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5 Stretch Yourself: Right Stretches for High Kicks

Stretch Yourself: Right Stretches for High Kicks with No Warm-Up This is the fourth installment of my column on training that appeared in May 1999...

Combat Triage: General Conditioning: Focused Breathing 2

You know that awful feeling you get when you start to get winded and your second wind hasn't happened yet? That's when you're really...

Combat Triage: General Conditioning: Focused Breathing

Last weekend I watched a great little movie called: From Mexico With Love. I was happy because it had a very happy ending, but...

4 Stretch Yourself: Splits in Taekwondo, Karate, and Kickboxing

Stretch Yourself: Kinds of Flexibility and the Right Role of Splits in Taekwondo, Karate, and Kickboxing This is the fourth installment of my column on...

Bob Chaney’s Full Contact Conditioning

A few months ago I went to Thailand with Bob Chaney to train with him and one of his students at a Muay Thai...

Combat Triage: General Conditioning: The Fighter’s Repose

Downtime Training: The Fighter's repose is about training your body to repair. For the true fighter, there is never any real off-time. When a fighter...

3 Stretch Yourself: Your Potential to Do a Front Split

Stretch Yourself: Testing Your Potential to Do a Front Split This is the third installment of my column on training that appeared in May 1999...

Combat Triage: General Conditioning: Hips, Shoulders, Neck, Quads

3 Mixed Stretches for MMA Sometimes it just feels great to lay on the floor and stretch. Particularly if your body is very tight from...

2 Stretch Yourself: Difficulties Doing a Side Split

Stretch Yourself: Difficulties With Doing a Side Split This is the second installment of my column on training that appeared in May 1999 issue of...

Combat Triage: General Conditioning: Building Up Your Core

One of the things that I've noticed in working with my up and coming fighters is that although many of them are strong; they...

1 Stretch Yourself: Your Potential to Do a Side Split

Misconceptions on Stretching and Flexibility and the Method of Testing Your Potential to Do a Side Split This is the first installment of my column...

Combat Triage: General Conditioning: Shoulders: Rotator Cuff Strengthening and Injury Prevention

Writing to you straight off the mat every week is wonderful. Each week, my fighters come in with a new problem for me to...

Combat Triage: General Conditioning: Hamstrings, Hips, Shoulders

Application 2 Category: General Conditioning: Hips-Shoulders-Neck Three target areas of stress that I am often asked about are the Hamstrings, Hips and Shoulders. It is by...

Khadi Ba Karim – Combat Triage

Khadi Ba Karim is "Combat Triage" and she shares real defense conditioning for cage fighters, boxers and more. For the better part of a year, I've had the...

Basic Weightlifting For Martial Arts

In the not-so-distant past weightlifting was discouraged for martial artists. "It will make you slow", "it will make you muscle-bound", and "all you need...

Fighting Fit at K-1 Fight Factory

On day six of training, with two K-1 Fight Factory instructors pushing me, I broke my personal record, 10 sets of Randy Couture speed...

Developing Muscle Tissue For High Intensity Performance

It is essential that you follow a scientifically developed training program that aids in developing explosive muscle tissue to perform at high intensity levels...

Isn’t It Time To Get Fit Again?

After spending nine months in the most physiologically loving, friendly environment - your mother’s womb - most of us are born healthy, happy and...

Weight Gain Season On The Horizon

It's here, just look at the seasonal shelves in your favorite store. Retailers refer to this time as the holiday season, but I like...

Fitness For Martial Artists

Many readers have written me in response to "The Link Between Martial Arts and Fitness," and not all of you were complimentary. In particular,...