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Don’t fail. Here’s a really quick post but hopefully an informative one on exercise selection when doing conditioning training. There is one key thing I advise when selecting movements and exercises for high intensity conditioning sessions. Never fail Within that phrase are 2 key things. First is to never fail because either the weight you’re … Continue reading

The Head to Toe of Injury Prevention for Grapplers: Part 2- The Neck

So let’s talk about the neck a bit, but first, a warning from our legal team.* While I am an exercise professional, I am not a doctor, nor am I a qualified medical professional of any kind, although I did once correctly guess that a friend had crabs from the way he was walking. Perform … Continue reading

Injury prevention ideas

I’ve been tinkering with the idea of committing to paper a series of prehab articles with video and pictures on the most common grappling and MMA injuries. I may run it as an article on another site (work!) or on here, depending on the format. Possibly the way I will do this is to put … Continue reading

How I Coached (well, this time at least)

I had thought about putting this together as an article for VPX, but I decided I’d stick it here, since the blog has had a fallow period and this might seem a little long and jumbled, and I really don’t want to spend much time organising it. Think of this as a stream of consciousness … Continue reading

Battling the complications

I purchased a pair of heavy ropes last week, for use both as battling ropes and as climbing ropes to hang out of our bag frame. I’ve been playing with them since. For those of you who don’t know what battling ropes are, here’s a 7 second video of me using them on Monday night. … Continue reading

Pictorial weekly

Here’s some shots of my working week this week. I was either too busy or forgot to bring my phone to some sessions, so this is just a snippet of some of the sessions I thought. One week, if I remember to, I’m going to take a photo of every session I teach… assuming I … Continue reading

The top 5 posts of 2011

So 2012 is here, and I thought I’d start the first blog by saying a big thank you to those who have read the blog this year since I started it in June. Just under 15,000 hits have been recorded in the last 6 months, so I suppose I’m either doing something right, or my … Continue reading

A facsimile of a facsimile

I woke up this morning thinking about John Frum. That name probably won’t be familiar to you, and I was stumped for a little while as to why it was in my head. Don’t look him up in the phone book mind you, because John Frum doesn’t exist. You may have heard this story before, … Continue reading

My take on the 8 year old Cage Fighters.

Thanks to the good folk at The Daily Mash for injecting a bit of humour into the “crisis” in MMA at the moment. http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/opinion/columnists/the-first-rule-of-toddler-fight-club-is…-2007042180/ For those of you who haven’t yet seen this particular storm in a teacup, let me illuminate it for you. On Tuesday, The Sun, Sky News and the BBC ran a … Continue reading

The Saturday Sessions

For some reason, the Saturday sessions tend to be always well attended. I can only assume that this is because most people like to think of themselves as Charles Bronson. Yesterday, we did something that was either really cool or really stupid, depending on your point of view. The prize for the winning team on … Continue reading