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.

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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?

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On reaching your full potential

I’m not sure if you’re a coach or a fighter, or just thinking about getting into MMA, but I am sure that you’re on a very unique path.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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).

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How to avoid overtraining in MMA

Overtraining is one of the toughest opponents a fighter will ever face; its onset is insidious and it plays upon your fear of under-preparation. Add this to the long list of performance factors that a successful fighter must training; like strength, power, agility, an/aerobic endurance, not to mention your technical development, and you see why…

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