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Strength and Conditioning Posts

Learning to breathe consciously and purposely will trigger a cascade of positive changes, typically including more energy, power, endurance, and speed. A good example of a martial artist using breath and meditation to improve speed, power, and technique was Bruce Lee, a big proponent of meditation and conscious use of the breath/mind.

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By Lisa Stone  |  26 September 2018   An interview by Lisa Altobelli with UFC Hall of Famer Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell talks about his powerful experience when first confronted with alternative training techniques at The Pit. Liddell credits those crazy techniques with helping make him into a Force, along with The Pit’s owner, John Hackleman,

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Martial arts training will vary greatly from style to style, and even within a style, depending on training approach and focus. The martial artist who is training to be a MMA and UFC fighter trains differently than the traditional martial artist who wants to increase and maximize their workout. However, traditional martial artists and professional fighters both are all looking to maximize power, strength, endurance, and fast twitch muscle response.

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By Lisa Stone  |  24 August 2018    “What do Conor McGregor, Rickson Gracie, Movement, and Kung Fu have in common? The use of movement drills to increase the mobility, reflexes, balance, strength, and speed in practitioners. This skill was nearly lost, but a few are bringing it back. Most recently with Conor McGregor and Ido

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