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  1. Strength and Endurance Routine
    Thinking about this: M&F: power lifting heavy: 5sets 8,5,4,3,3 reps Bench press, Squats, Deadlifts, DB or KB Clean and press, High Pulls, Bent over BB rows W:...
  2. places to roll
    hey guys just thought id throw this out there... i was taking bjj and judo for a short period and really enjoyed it. unfortunately im on hold from it due to a new job interfering with the schedule...
  3. cardio
    alright im stuck in cardio room during gym i have to rotate between bike, treadmill and eliptical should i do HIIT on these or just regular pace. im trying to burn fat and get better cardio for...
  4. Need some GOOD Brand name Vitamins.
    These are the Vitamins I want to take, and I need good brand names that I can buy in my Local store. Multivitamin. Fish Oil Vit C and any other vitamins you think would be good for a fighter, and I...
  5. Los Angeles Camps
    Right now I go to R1 gym in El Segundo and i ma learning under Rico but just wanted to find some other gyms out there, and how much, type of training classes. Appreciate the help.
  6. MMA referee
    Hello, Do you have any information on any courses that I would be able to take to learn how to be a MMA referee? I've boxed (on and off) for the last 15 years and I have been training in BJJ for the...
  7. Wrestlers...Natural Advantage?
    I'm just wondering what you guys think and maybe this has been posted already...I'm starting training and am beginning with some boxing and some jiu jitsu, but having a fairly good amateur wrestling...
  8. combat and weightlifting books/dvds
    any that you guys have and recomend?
  9. Military Martial Arts
    Can anyone tell me about martial arts training in the military? I know the Army offers MMA training (depending on your base) and even has an All-Army Combatives tournament every year. Can someone...
  10. What are the best fight shorts?
    I desperately need a pair of fight shorts for grappling, mma, and kickboxing. Right now I'm just using some crappy pair of shorts from Walmart and they have pockets on them and people are wanting me...
  11. hard bag
    hi, im not really sure how to start this so i will just ask my question; my heavy bag is really hard in some places. its not a problem for my hands because of the gloves, but it hurts my legs so...
  12. The Power of the Crimp
    For those who practice BJJ and sometimes have trouble with finishing an armbar... Id advise the arm crimp technique. This setup is used when the person who you are trying to armbar is either holding...
  13. High Mount Escape
    Im in a posting mood today for some reason. Another less known BJJ move IMO. For mainly flexable JJ guys: I donno what type of mount I dislike being in more, the low stomach press leg grapevine type,...
  14. guillotine escape and best sidemount escape or sweep
    What is your most favorite dominant way to escape and Guillotine from your opponents guard. I no a few but what one that you think would most likely work. And i have trouble getting out of people...
  15. The Best Wrestler I've Seen in a Long Time...
    For those of you who have an interest in wrestling, make sure you check out Brent Metcalf. Brent is a sophmore at Iowa. His ultra-aggresive style is making waves right now. I am finding his matches...
  16. Weight Vest
    Just a quick question about what a weight vest could help me out with. Is it used for jogging and pull ups? And if it can be used for jogging, is that only working my legs. I apoligize for prob...
  17. Aikido
    How well does aikido work in MMA? i was interested in the form but wondered how well fighters that use aikido fair...
  18. You shoot they sprawl...
    What do you do when someone has a really nice sprawl after you shoot, i no a few ways, but they dont cut it. Any thoughts / explain .
  19. Picking out a mouthguard.
    Okay, So I witnessed something I didn't want to witness. While rolling today buddy had no mouth guard and ate one in the mouth. Thankfully no teeth were damaged, I'm very mouth concious I guess you...
  20. MT in Thailand
    Me and a friend are thinking about travelling to Thailand to train. If anyone has any comments or opinion on the matter, it would be great. Also a few things I was wondering, where can I find...
  21. ankle weights ?
    do ankle weights really work. i used to use them. i heard that they promote injuries in your ankle and then i injured my foot. i have not used them since but thought that i might dust them off. but...
  22. Help us help you!
    When asking for advice, please take into account that there are a lot of variables with training. To better help the people here give you decent advice based on your situation, please be sure to give...
  23. Muay Thai Certification?
    A friend of mine is looking for muay thai training, and in our area there really are no schools. I know a guy who has his "muay thai certification"... but what exactly does that mean? I'm not sure...
  24. Any hints on taking swelling down?
    Any help would be great guys! I'v been boxing since I was about 12/13 but in the last year I've got into judo and tonight i had my first BJJ class. I'm used to bruises and scrapes but I'v got a...
  25. need help putting on weight
    i know this subject has probably been beaten to death but i wanted to see if yall could offer some tips. i am 20 years old 6' and i am usually between 145-150, in my eyes that really too skinny for...
  26. Heavy Bags/injury comeback
    I guess this is a two part question.... one to do with a heavy bag, and the other a injury.. 1. I would love to get a heavy bag for my house, but don't have room for one, my bedroom is tiny and my...
  27. 1st win
    i got my first wrestling win with 1 match left in the season lol
  28. Freestyle of BJJ?
    So i have done BJJ for about 6 months now and i plan on going into MMA. My wrestling season just ended and i am considering doing Freestyle. The only problem with this is that i would have to stop...
  29. Top Trainer Badge
    We have a new badge for our Training forum, which identifies and commends the best trainers who frequent our forum. Myself and Omega have the highest confidence in the advice given out by these guys,...
  30. Grappling Rant
    Maybe this is geared more towards the lighter grapplers, but where is the high guard?! Miguel Torres displayed a great guard last night and he took almost no punishment because he used a high guard...
  31. help newbie
    Hi everyone im 16 and im looking to take up some training. So my goal is eventually once after I turn 18 is to hopefully have some amatuer fights. So Im looking at this gym near me it has a bunch of...
  32. Team Tompkins
    Hey, I went to Team Tompkins tonight and it was pretty awesome. I haven’t done too much training before and I just wanted to go check it out. I went to a beginner Muay Thai Class. We did some cardio...
  33. The Future of MMA
    Ladies and gentlemen I give you Lucas Ortiz. He's only 10 years old, but he can probably kick all of our butts no problem. He trains at my gym (Ephrata Martial Arts) he's a top ranked grappler, a...
  34. 1001 submissions
    ever heard of the manual? its good, i recommend it
  35. Muay Thai - Western NY
    Anyone know of anywhere in the Western NY area that is a legitimate Muay Thai school? Buffalo, NY would be the best, but any neighboring towns within an hour drive from Buffalo would be good. I know...
  36. Canadian MMA training expo in Toronto
    I posted all the information here In case people do not always frequent the news forum or it gets burried, here it is again.
  37. attention muay thai practitioners: Are These Shin Guards too big on me? --> Pic included
    anybody who trains in muay thai please help me out these are my first pair and i cannot decide if they are too big and go too high up. I'm around 5'10 and these are XL shin guards
  38. Whats better for cardio?
    Swimming or running? I swim almost everyday (between 100-150 laps a day) and also train in boxing and judo 4 days aweek so i think i have a pretty good base but when i go home i get blown out water...
  39. Velocity Experiment
    Starting tomorrow I'm going to start the velocity diet. I'm 10 pounds more than what i should be for wrestling and I have a tournament or 2 coming up. So let's see how far itll get me...It's not...
  40. What is a more practical martial art?? judo or bjj
    when it comes to everyday life and defending themselves on the street, aside from the striking arts what do you think is more effective?do a lot of judo throws work without a gi?
  41. What % of fights end up on the ground?
    What do you think the number is for: A) Professional MMA fights B) Streetfights I never bought into the premise that the Gracies set up videocameras around the world, tracked every streetfight, and...
  42. submissions
    wats ur fav. submission to pull of on some one?
  43. rounding myself out
    ok i do a few martial arts. boxing, kickboxing, wrestling(folk, but over the summer i do freestyle adn greco roman), and BJJ. that gives me punching, kickibg(high and low) take downs, and grappling....
  44. homemade wrestling mat help
    me and my bro want to make a mat for home so we can wrestle with eac other. anyideea how to make it? or anything to use in place of a matt to wrestle on?
  45. Trying to become good at mma.
    Now i know you said in the rules, that you didnt want people asking these questions, but i would be ever so grateful if someone could reply. I am 15 years old. 5 foot 11 inches. 170 pounds. And i...
  46. Weightlifting at young age?
    Is 15 too young to go hard on weights? I go pretty hard, and only had one problem , it was my back, i would lift without straightening my back, i like to test myself as much as possible. Im 15 5'10...
  47. machines vs weights(dumbells)
    i like workingout and exercising. i have been wondering this question ever since i could workout. what is better using machines or weights. i usually lift weights but i find that it gives me a lot of...
  48. Chest Workout
    Could any of you fellow forum buddies post me a good chest workout. Exercises,reps,and all. Doing what i am right now is helping alot though I went from 140 to 190 50pds is awsome but just want to...
  49. What BJJ style would the MMA fighters here most encourage?
    For all the MMA fighters out there I wanted to know who favored what type of BJJ. I'm wondering whether guard style BJJ is still relevant. I want to go with a combo of Submission wrestling/Catch...
  50. MMA Training Equipment
    I'm lazy so I cut and pasted this post from another forum I posted in. If you want to train for real here is the equipment I would recommend you get: So I train guys for all aspects of martial arts;...
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