Strength and conditioning workouts for combat athletes have unique requirements. They should build the fighter’s strength in multiple planes and positions with an emphasis on grip and core strength, shoulder stability, and overall body awareness. Here are five movements that will strengthen you from head to toe, build your rotational power, increase your hip speed, and help you crush your enemies. Assuming you know how to fight.
1. Staggered Alternating Rotational Swing
Learning how to build power from the staggered position will carry over into just about every sport. Combine this with the benefits of the swing which include building glute and core strength, hip speed and power. The added benefit of the rotation will help transfer rotational power which is crucial for every type of combat athlete.
2. Deadstart Rotational Clean
Being able to pull explosively from an off-set position rotationally will come in handy in...
In this week's edition of On the Line, Tommy sits down with Jackass and Wildboyz star "Partyboy" Chris Pontius. Some of the topics discussed...
-Upcoming NEW film Jackass 4.
-Will this years Shark Week be the BEST EVER?
-Chris's mishap at the Mexican border.
-How did Chris became the g-string guy?
-What stunts he refused to do or never materialized the way they expected.
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When you’re a high-level athlete where a fraction of difference in your performance can be the difference between silver and gold your training needs to match with incredible specificity and consistent intensity. For the rest of us, it’s important to assess why we're working out and what results we’re looking for. In this world of fitness it’s common for people to draw lines in the sand and designate something as a waste of time. Slow, low intensity cardio, walking, flow, kettlebells, isolation exercises, HIIT, and the list goes on.
What about if you can get better results doing something else? What if all the research indicates that type X cardio will give you what you want at a faster rate than type Y? Most people will go all in at least for a little while. What’s more important is which cardio or type of training will get you results even if it takes a little longer IF it’s something you enjoy and will actually be...
The kettlebell snatch is a powerful movement that builds full body strength and power. Once you’ve mastered the basics it’s time to get some rotation in! Here are three variations that will give you a new movement to master as well as build rotational power.
For each of these variations it’s crucial to have the “float” at the top to allow for the bell to finish in the overhead position without slamming on your forearm. Regardless of what orientation or degree of rotation you’re in, maintain enough tension throughout your torso and during the movement itself to avoid putting too much pressure on your lower back.
1. Deadstart Rotational Snatch
This variation will require the least amount of coordination since you’ll be moving the bell vertically and across the body. There is no drop in the variation so you’ll only be getting the concentric pull.
2. Half Rotational Snatch
This variation will have the bell...
Battle Ropes are already intensity in ten cities, but if you are ready to level up with them...check these 5 Variations to Intensify your battle rope training:
David Veros served in the US Air Force from 2004 through 2012 where after multiple deployments to Iraq he sustained injuries, both physically and mentally. These injuries, PTSD and TBI, took their toll and he was medically retired in 2012. David is a Purple Heart recipient, Air Force Combat Action Medal, Air Force Accommodation Medal, and Air Force Achievement with Valor device to name a few. In 2018 David participated in the Wounded Warrior Project Physical Health and Wellness Coaching Program. Through this program David has lost weight, gained flexibility, and improved his confidence.
Currently David is a Warrior Support Specialist for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Resource Center. He has worked at WWP for over six years supporting our nations warriors and their families. The WWP Resource Center connects individuals with resources as applicable....
Alright, so let’s say you only have a kettlebell and a battle rope...how do you get a good workout?
We talk through a few methods to think about getting the most bang for your time, when you want to get a great workout at the local park with just a kettlebell and a battle rope.
Aaron breaks down battle rope set-ups, and then they jump right into the workout.
Think about a basic full body workout:
Can we trust everything we see online?
Aaron Guyett and Marcus Martinez talk about this, as well as the good, the bad, and the ugly with online fitness personalities.
There are really excellent and very authentic online fitness personalities, but there are also money-hungry pretenders online as well.
Marcus and Aaron give a few tips on how to tell the difference between these two types of online fitness personalities.
Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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The Clean is a deceptive exercise. It looks like a curl, but moves from the ground to your shoulder in an entirely different way. The key thing for those new to the clean to understand is the trajectory the kettlebell needs to take and the primary movers.
Here are a handful of regressions that will help you on that path!