Posted on 03 April 2011 by Raphael Garcia
Ok, so you have lost your competition. The embarrassment and disappointment have set in and you are having a hard time getting over the defeat. You must stop these emotions in their track before they begin to hamper your growth as a competitor. A lost on your record isn’t something that you should avoid when it happens. Go straight through it and use it as the foundation as you rebuild. That is the focus of today’s MMA training piece.
Posted on 24 March 2011 by Raphael Garcia
This week we have focused on the aspect of discipline and how it affects you as a martial artist. Today, I will look at how to regain the fire when it escapes you, as it will from time to time. Regaining the mental determination to continue pushing forward is very important to helping you reach your goals.
Posted on 20 March 2011 by Raphael Garcia
When you have set any type of goal for yourself certain characteristics must become part of your routine in order to reach that goal. Discipline is one of the cornerstones that are needed to help you reach any aspiration that you may have. Without it, you may find that you will become easily swayed and discouraged from reaching whatever it may be that you have in mind.
Posted on 12 March 2011 by Raphael Garcia
As you develop as a mixed martial artist your goals should include increasing your athletic ability in a number of ways. For example, you can use various exercises to increase your overall endurance and stretching programs to increase your flexibility. It is important that you work to develop all areas of your body to become the most complete athlete that you can be.
Posted on 11 March 2011 by Raphael Garcia
Throughout the years, athletics have continued to become more and more competitive. Each day, athletes look for new ways to gain an advantage over their challengers and place themselves in a position to win. One of the ways people look to develop faster is with the use of supplementation.
Posted on 09 March 2011 by Raphael Garcia
With seven days in the week, mixed martial artists have the potential to train very often. To do so, they must create a solid schedule that allows them to hit all the aspects of the game, while dealing with other business issues that arise for professional fighters. How would you go about doing so?
Posted on 08 March 2011 by Raphael Garcia
A long time staple in any workout plan; the pushup is an exercise that every individual should employ on a daily basis. This exercise can help you make significant strides in developing your upper body. The pushup attacks the muscles in your arms, chest, and shoulders. You can also use variations of the exercise to work other areas of your body.
Posted on 16 November 2010 by Raphael Garcia
Explosive strength is a vital trait for any mixed martial arts fighter. The ability to suddenly attack or move your opponent can change the complexion of the battle. Plyometric strength training is one way to help develop your explosive power.
Posted on 07 November 2010 by Raphael Garcia
In this week’s edition of Technique of the Week, I’m going to look at the corner stone of a professional boxer’s arsenal: the jab. In my opinion the lead jab is the most important punch in professional fighting. When used correctly, you can use the punch to gain ground on your opposition while keeping them in a constant state of defense. The jab can also be used to disrupt an attacking opponent, throwing them off their game.