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  1. Performance enhancing drugs?
    My doctors are thinking of prescribing me medication for ADHD or for General Anxiety Disorder and I was wondering. If I have a prescription will I be able to get a fighters licence?
  2. may need to gain alittle weight
    i might have a fight coming up because a guys at our gym cant fight it all depends on how i look sparing monday. but the fight is at 155 and im at 145 right now. any tips on how to gain that extra 5...
  3. Sparring partner
    I am 5'7", and I have found a potential sparring partner. He is 5'11" and 5'11". I was wondering if there was any equipment we should have besides gloves and any good drill ideas or general advice.
  4. how do you get an amatuer mma license?
    Ive searched the internet for the last hour and cant find anything
  5. New Gracie Jiu-Jitsu location in Norwich CT
    Hello, my name's Kirkor and I'm a purple belt under the legendary Royce Gracie. The Jim Hughes and Royce Gracie Network of New England has recently opened a new location in Norwich Ct. If you want to...
  6. Whole new respct
    So iv been interested in mma for about 8 years,i am very educated as far as the fights go and spectating,but my buddy talked me into going down and training.So i did and i dont regret it i enjoyed it...
  7. Advanced Rubber Guard
    video Check this out. Guarantee any MMA fighter within 50lbs of his weight couldn't hang in his guard.
  8. How old was you when you started training???
    I'm 29 and going to start karate next week. Not sure if I want to compete or not. I'm a pretty compitive guy, so I'm sure I will at least once lol. I'm mainly doing it because I've enrolled my...
  9. Does anyone actually compete in MMA?
    Hey I am currently thinking about competeing in MMA of course I still have a but of training left to do, I have been training for a couple months and love it and lately I have been really interesed...
  10. strikers with short reach
    Hey guys, I'm looking for footage on pro fighters (thai boxing, k1, MMA, boxing) basically anybody who's successful striking with shorter reach. names or bouts where it was successfully used would be...
  11. what do you have in your home gym!!
    I guess ill start first 10x18 grappling mats lots of strenth n conditioning stuff 4 bags btw this is what i bought with my mma playground money
  12. 20lbs in 6 Weeks....(The Journey)
    Hey just wanted people to know that Im going to really try and shoot for dropping 20lbs in 6weeks, seeing as how thats how much time I have on my membership at Adrenaline kickboxing, Currently my...
  13. so i need to cut 6 to 11lbs
    i need to cut this in about 3 weeks what should be the proper way to do this cuz i have never cut weight b4
  14. Body Weight Routine
    Anyone have a good body weight routine? The only equipment I have i an elliptical heavy bag light dumbells and pull up a bar. So if anyone has a good routine that I can mix in some of that stuff it...
  15. Need more energy for your workouts?
    Whats up everyone? I've been training for a while now and i've been trying to find various foods or supplements that can keep my energy up during workouts and lifting. I started drinking natural...
  16. MMA Gyms
    I live in Pen Argyl PA and would like to do some training theres an mma gym a few miles from me but it seems so unorganized I'm just wondering if anyone is from the area or close by that knows of...
  17. Carbohydrates?
    Hey I have some questions about Carbs, today for example I eat for breakfast a bowl of fruit and two pieces of toast with peanut butter on them, then for lunch I had two hotdogs on two pieces of...
  18. Good Fighting Weight
    Well when i started my weight loss goal i weighed 255LBS. I am 6 Feet tall and all my weight is in my love handles and mid-section. Now i weigh 233 LBS but still feel fat cause of the mid section and...
  19. BJJ LIFE
    I know many of you train in MMA and BJJ and are tired of all the posers. All the juiced up Tapout wearing UFC wannabees, now there is a site neh a movement that is spreading. Its called the BJJ...
  20. Dropping weight
    I just recently started taking mma, and i was wondering what some of ya'll do when it comes time to drop weight. I weigh 220 and i would like to get down to 205, i know i a little bit about eating...
  21. Are Steroids good for MMA?
    I just read an article in Ultimate MMA by Victor Jay that go me thinking and really bothered me. Here's the jist of his argument: Overall: More fighters use steroids than not, and that is good for...
  22. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gyms?
    Does anyone have a list of the best BJJ gyms for ages 14 and up? Specifically on the west side of Chicago if you can. Not just ones who consider themselves the best, but I mean considered best by...
  23. Hitting Mitts
    So my cousin and I recently started training/working out. but I am wondering, when we do the mitts, what is the numbers for high kick and elbows or knees? i'm curious, i've googled it but nothing has...
  24. technical analysis of Werdum's victory over Fedor by Ryron and Rener Gracie
    "Gracies analyze Fedor vs. Werdum" is fascinating stuff. I could post this in the "MMA Training" forum too, if we're allowed to cross-post. It's interesting to see the effectiveness of a triangle...
  25. Crossfitters...
    Just wondering if there are any other infidels out there in MMAPlayground land? I know when I was training a lot of the other fighters used Crossfit to train, but I was always more a fan of...
  26. An event not to miss - CWAY Miami Beach
    ChampionsWay is doing it again… The Cway that is. The second CWAY will be taking place in South Beach, Miami on October 15th and 16th. The first Cway gathered reputable martial arts school owners...
  27. Carb diet of Fat diet?
    Hey I have been trying to cut down some weight my goal weight is 190lbs, im currently 215lbs, ive lost 10lbs however with it being summer im having a bit of trouble sticking too it(with all the...
  28. Rice
    Was wondering what is a good portion of rice to eat, considering all the carbs, fats, calories and proteins. Also Im currently on a 2000 calorie diet per day, so any help is appreciated. thanks
  29. Staph: MRSA and VRSA
    Article Scary stuff. I'm an active grappler and train in MMA. About a year ago my daughter then 11 month old daughter contracted MRSA and was hospitalized for a week. Eventually necessitating IV...
  30. Anyone just have those on nights
    I sometimes have nights at a gym I train at in Florida where I will just tap everyone out in the gym but then others where I will find myself out of position and geting destroyed. Anyone know what...
  31. Looking for advice
    Im about to get my lazy ass in shape again, but this time i have a purpose in mind. I want to kick ass and take names. Does anybody know some excersises that build punching power and/or explosion?...
  32. What does "Natural Body Weight" mean?
    I'm into sports, lifting weights, mixed martial arts, etc. and the term "natural weight" comes up a lot. Just wondering if anyone can explain someones natural body weight to me. My current idea is...
  33. Training in Thailand
    Does anyone know of any good gyms to train at in Thailand? I'm looking for Muay Thai and MMA gyms. Thanks for your help!
  34. Grappling mats
    Where is a good place to buy grappling mats? Not too bothered about being able to do throws. Picked up a pack of 4 ( just over 1square metre ) for £15 from JJB. Would prefer better quality....
  35. Hannibal body weight training.
    To my knowledge he has nothing to do with MMA but check out this guys body weight training. Anyone live in a place where they have parks like this one? Video via YouTube
  36. Strength training help please!!!
    Hey Guys, Has someone sent me a link to this strength and conditioning program has anyone bought this or heard anything about this? It's called The Ultimate Mma Strength and Conditioning Program:...
  37. Chest and Leg workout
    I was wondering if anyone could give me a good chest and leg workout routine. I work chest twice a week but still feel I'm not getting much bigger or stronger. If someone could give me a chest...
  38. Planning to compete for first time October 9 2010, looking for advice
    I started traing BJJ/MMA last July, and have been training pretty consistent other than a couple months I took off during the spring to remodel my house. I'll be competing as a beginner/novice -...
  39. Strength training help please!!!
    Hey guys, anyone have any good strength training videos? I just picked up some sweet videos for Jiu Jitsu training with over 200 videos. . I am looking fro something like this any suggestions would...
  40. Challenge?
    Hello im chris im 18 andi leave for Basic training Jan 5 and just got started in MMA and am really enjoying it, im in above average shape but i was wondering if someone can "design" or give me a...
  41. MMA/ Wrestling mat
    Hey guys whats up I am looking for right around a 12x12 wrestling mat or mma mat just something to practice on that i can still do throws on so i was just wondering if you all knew of any cheap...
  42. Gracie University
    Has anyone seen this? I don't belive that training from the web or video is the best way to do it but how do you guys feel about learning online and sending a video of your test to the Gracie academy...
  43. Sick Training Montage featuring JT "Spiderman" Torres!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcB2Q7NCYW4
  44. BJJ
    I had my first class yesterday. Have to say it was fun has hell. I was just wondering if there was any kind of workouts I can do it the gym to help me get better??
  45. Top Ten Head Gear
    Has anyone used a top ten's head gear? I have been thinking about buying one but the price is steep.
  46. dumb question
    I got me a mouth piece for my JJ classes and it hurts my mouth. Is there anything I can do to make it fit better. Do they break in after a while??
  47. is this a good MMA PROGRAM?
    Hey guys im new in the forum, so i dont know if this is the correct place to post this. The thing is ive always loved mma, (watching of course)...so after lots and lots of weight loss from track and...
  48. Critique me
    Haven't been here for quite a while, anyways, here is a video of me in my tiny shed practicing different techniques. Have an advice? Heavy bag techniques
  49. muscle building. help me out!
    ok so ive decided that im gonna try to get some more muscle packed on. i really wanna get bigger and just look better. im really big into if you look good you feel good. in addition to getting pretty...
  50. Fitness Development
    Aerobic work out is an outward appearance of work out that is squat in concentration, but extended in time. In little, this means not excessively tough, other than going in a extended time, similar...
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