Monthly Archives: September 2013

Warming Up Properly (Part II)

  The last article examined the major mistakes made by athletes and coaches when designing warm-ups. This article defines the characteristics of a proper warm-up routine. Well-designed warm-up routines are (1) effective, (2) specific, and (3) useful. Effective An effective … Continue reading

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Warming Up Properly

  It seems that many grappling coaches and athletes simply miss the point when it comes to class warm-ups. Warm-ups are physical and mental preparation for the upcoming training session. By raising body temperature, blood flow, and breathing rate they … Continue reading

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Kettlebell Complexes for Grapplers

Kettlebell (KB) training is a great way to enhance all aspects of fitness including strength, power, hypertrophy, range of motion, and conditioning. The usefulness of KB work for conditioning will be obvious to you after your first set of clean … Continue reading

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