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[Simplifaster.com guest post] Plyometric Push-Ups and Progressions for Power Development

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Push-ups are one of the most commonly used exercises among fitness buffs and elite-level athletes. As a closed-chained exercise that targets the chest and upper body musculature, push-ups are highly effective for improving upper body pushing strength and endurance, and can be done with no equipment. There are plenty of regressions, progressions, and variations to pick from, making push-ups useful for athletes of all types. From bodyweight push-ups to loaded isometric push-ups, there are also various ways to load and challenge the movement...

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Core Stiffness & Performance: Overview (part 1)

Core Stiffness & Performance:  Overview (part 1)

This article will overview the concept of core stiffness and how it's applied to several sporting performances and movements. Core stiffness may refer to the core's ability to maintain stability in response to the influence of external forces, which may vary in magnitude, direction and speed. 

High Performance Training For MMA - Expert ROUNDTABLE

High Performance Training For MMA - Expert ROUNDTABLE

With the pride, fame, and money that comes with prize-fighting, it's extremely important for strength and conditioning coaches to ensure the fighters are in top physical condition come fight night - the fighters' health depend on it.Strength and conditioning work must be balanced with martial arts skills training and psychological performance and therefore presents a complex problem for performance coaches to solve. Luckily there are professionals in the field to do just that - create strong and healthy athletes to elevate the sport of MMA.

Why Did Conor McGregor Gas Out?

Why Did Conor McGregor Gas Out?

While he was certainly outclassed, and out-composed, critics of Conor's performance say he simply did not have the gas tank or conditioning to last 12 rounds. As a fight fan, that's probably an sufficient description of what happened. As a performance coach, of course I'd like to dive deeper into the variables at play, and the reasons for his so called "poor conditioning". So here. we. go.

Learning More About MMA Sports Science - Podcasts and Resources

Learning More About MMA Sports Science - Podcasts and Resources

You understand striking, you understand grappling, you understand the consequences and the excitement of MMA. Nothing better to round off your knowledge than understanding fight preparation and physical performance science. Here are some of my favorite podcasts and resources on MMA physical preparation.