The Ultimate Conditioning Guide

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If you’ve been through a few of our articles, you may have noticed a common thread.  In fact, the majority of my posts are elaborations of a few core principles of conditioning and fitness. The truth is that having great conditioning really isn’t as difficult as a lot of people make it out to be, but it’s also much more than just working running yourself into the ground over and over again as far too many people often do.…Read More

Nootropics: Supercharge Your Brain

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Visit any supplement store and you’ll quickly get lost amongst endless rows of various pills, powders and drinks promising to do everything from burn fat faster than ever to give you endless energy and endurance. Despite the size and popularity of the supplement industry, there’s one area of supplementation that’s rarely discussed despite the fact that it has as much potential to improve performance as anything else out there……Read More

5 Reasons You’re Not Getting Stronger

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We have a special guest post by Brian Carroll.  If you’re into Powerlifting and haven’t heard of him, you’ve probably been hiding under a rock…

Brian is one of only a select few to ever hold a professional lifting total of bench, squat, and deadlift… in 3 different weight classes. He is also part of a rare group of lifters who have ranked in the top 10 in 3 weight classes at the same time.…Read More

3 Tips to Stop Gassing Out

3 Tips to Stop Gassing Out

Any time a fighter ends up gassed out and face down on the canvas, the simple reaction is to point the finger at a lack of conditioning as the cause. Everyone from forum warriors to fight commentators alike often leap to this conclusion, quickly writing off the loss with discussions of how he or she must not have trained hard enough or worked on conditioning sufficiently to last through the fight.…Read More

Special Operator Training

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This is the first in a series of articles in which I will discuss the physiological and psychological aspects of special operator training. This series will introduce a conceptual framework for training these unique athletes effectively. Each article will give a deeper look at a different concept in the training model that I’m going to outline in this first article.…Read More

Combat Sports Injury Prevention

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Within the last year, countless fights in the UFC have had to be canceled due to injuries to one, or even both, of the fighters. Not long ago, an entire show even had to be canceled because of injuries and the problem doesn’t seem to be getting any better……Read More

Performance Tips: Grip Training

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Grip strength is a skill that many athletes simply miss the boat on, and yet it does not take a ton of time to develop.  Even though grip strength may not seem obviously applicable to certain sports, it is a surprisingly prevalent physical quality that can makes a huge difference in athletic performance in almost all areas.…Watch Video

Axle Clean and Press

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The Apollon Axle Clean and Press is one of the more common strongman lifts and while similar to the Olympic weightlifting style clean and jerk, the technique is unique. Although it’s conceptually simple, this lift requires great precision. The bar itself can be much more than just a handful! Zack McCarley and Patrick Castelli are here to help.…Watch Video

Atlas Stone

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The atlas stone is by far the most iconic and oldest of the strongman lifts and yet so many people get it totally wrong. Although simplistic in idea, this ancient lift is very technical and there’s a lot that needs to be done very precisely for it to be done safely and effectively.…Watch Video

How to Tire Flip

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The tire flip is by far one of the most commonly used Strongman lifts and yet so many people get it wrong. Even though the lift may seem simple, there’s a lot that needs to be done precisely in order for it to be done safely and effectively. Discover how to master the tire flip.…Watch Video