Category Archives: Strength and Conditioning

3 tips to improve Explosive Flexibility

That’s probably a term you’ve never heard before: Explosive Flexibility! But it’s extremely important nevertheless. So what does that mean exactly? Explosive power is the ability to accelerate and move over a distance in a short amount of time, AKA the body’s ability to mobilize rapidly from a resting position. To do this, you need…

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Tips for training Kickboxing Solo

Last post I mentioned that it is possible for you to train kickboxing solo. This is great if you can’t afford a gym, can’t find a gym nearby, can’t fit their scheduled classes into your normal schedule, your gym doesn’t teach a particular style, or just can’t get into the gym as often as you’d…

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The worst warm-up for a kickboxing workout

This is one of the biggest mistakes I see in gyms lately in their kickboxing workouts. So many kickboxing classes have warm-ups that just set up the remainder of the kickboxing workout for failure. Failure is the key word here, and I’ll mention it a few times in this post. And I’m not talking about…

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Four Skill sets of Kickboxing Training

Necessary Skills for kickboxing training and building KO Power Kickboxing is an intense physical sport and has high demands on the body. There is no denying that. While other martial arts and combat can be draining, and require endurance, no other art is reliant on explosive knockout power as kickboxing training. Grappling definitely requires strength,…

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Kickboxing Training through Muscle Soreness

Kickboxing training is hard, and it takes hard work But is pain really gain? I get a lot of questions from my students, readers, friends and family, about muscle soreness (especially after the 1000 kick challenge). One of the biggest comments is about how it is a major limiting factor in kickboxing training, and can…

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The 1000 kick challenge

The 1000 kick challenge – WARNING – Your legs will be on fire. You may not walk right for a few days after this workout!   The key to mastery of any skill is repetition. Bruce Lee said “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who…

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Fast Workout for KO Power

It’s hitting 100 degrees here in the valley, so it’s time to break a sweat. It’s been a hectic week, so it’s been hard for me to get into the gym to do my normal conditioning workout. But I’m not gonna let that stop me from hitting my goals. Recently I picked up a shiny…

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Top MMA Training Tip #5 – Structured MMA Training Program

Top tips for MMA Training #5 – Follow a structured, progressive program Like the first 4 tips, this seems like a no-brainer, but believe it or not, it’s kind of a big deal. Many gyms just throw you in to a class regardless of your experience level and expect you to sink or swim against…

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MMA Training Top Tip #4 – Setting Goals

MMA Training Tip #4 – Why failing to set goals is setting yourself up for failure   So over the past few days, we’ve been talking about technique, self-assessments, and goal setting in MMA. Today we’re going to build on that, bridge the gap, and draw up a more specific map to connect point A…

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Top Tips #3: Setting Challenging, but Realistic Goals

Hey guys, today we’re continuing our Top 5 tips for beginner MMA training. If you haven’t already, read back on tip 2 with self-assessment in MMA. However, we’re going to keep it simple with tip #3. MMA Training Tip #3: Setting realistic, but challenging goals This sounds simple but it is a big one. If you…

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