How to Build Unstoppable MMA Endurance

The purpose of this article is to provide you with a blueprint for creating a periodized training plan that will help you develop a level of endurance that will run your opponent into the ground. You’ll be introduced to concepts that if implemented, will allow you to design an evidence-based training program to improve MMA-specific…… Continue reading How to Build Unstoppable MMA Endurance

Is alcohol destroying your training gains?

It’s normal to have a few beers every now and then, especially after a tough sparing session, right? The purpose of this article is to identify whether this sort of drinking is interfering with your training gains. In this article, we’ll explore what alcohol is, and what it does to your body. You’ll also learn…… Continue reading Is alcohol destroying your training gains?

Performance Testing in Mixed Martial Arts

Performance testing is a critical, but all too often overlooked aspect of training in mixed martial arts. An effective program of testing and monitoring can help fighters and coaches judge the effectiveness of a training plan and evaluate the potential for overtraining or undertraining. Various physical and psychological tests can be used to assess any…… Continue reading Performance Testing in Mixed Martial Arts

Instability training in MMA

The purpose of this article is to inform fighters and coaches in mixed martial arts about the nature of instability training, and to provide guidance for those who wish to engage in it. The term ‘instability training’ was chosen over other commonly used terms, like ‘core stability training’, because it emphasizes the training goal, which…… Continue reading Instability training in MMA

Periodization for MMA

Welcome to The MMA Training Bible’s Guide to periodization. In this article you will learn about what is perhaps the most important aspect of your entire training plan: Periodization. You’ll learn how to structure (or periodize) your training plan over any length of time, and get the most out of your effort. This will help…… Continue reading Periodization for MMA

The importance of goal setting in MMA

Training and fighting in mixed martial arts requires extraordinary levels of motivation and drive because it’s such a physically and mentally demanding sport. Successful coaches know this and train their fighters to focus on specific outcomes in all areas of their training. This level of planning can improve a fighter’s daily motivation and drive. This…… Continue reading The importance of goal setting in MMA

The truth about gas-mask training

Gas masks and respirators are designed to filter out hazardous airborne contaminants from the air and provide the user with a clean air supply. Gas mask training has been falsely marketed to athletes as an ‘hypoxic training aid’, even though the composition of air filtered through the mask and into the lungs is the same…… Continue reading The truth about gas-mask training

The Metabolic Demands of MMA

Myths and misconceptions about the science of training can end a fighter’s career before it starts. The main objective of this series of articles is to set the record straight in one area in particular: the metabolic demands of mixed martial arts (MMA). This article will explore how your body powers the repeated high intensity…… Continue reading The Metabolic Demands of MMA