There are many legends in the sport of boxing The ones who get the most attention are usually the big hitters: Tyson, Foreman, Marciano, Hearns, Durán, and most recently Golovkin. Some sports writers and coaches would say that devastating punching power is a gift. Yes, talent does prevail, but the fact is that punching power
This is one of my favorite exercises for the last weeks of preparation in grappling sports such as wrestling This one is demonstrated by Victoria “Mangoose Ninja” Anthony, winner of a few international wrestling tournaments such as the Klippan Cup Basically, you pull up to 30 degrees or so, paused there for 2 seconds to
Final spots remain for the UK/European leg of the Again Faster Equipment and Clean Health Fitness – Institute Poliquin & Klokov ‘Training For Strength Sports’ bootcamps remain in: Manchester, UK      5-7th June Stockholm, Sweden      19-21st June  
Guest blog by coach George Chiappa In the sports training world, far too many coaches and parents are basing their choice of training and exercise strictly on the similarity or replication of the sport, mistakenly seen as sport specific training. Far too much emphasis is placed on direct power output such as hitting the ball,
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This article, written by Olympic Wrestling Coach Steve Fraser, is oriented toward wresters, but there are practical applications for any type of athletes. Now that the NCAA’s and all the high school wrestling state championships are completed it is a good time to reflect on our seasons. How did we end up? Were we the
February 28, 2014 (revised reprint, part 2) This article, written by Olympic Wrestling Coach Steve Fraser, is oriented toward wresters, but there are practical applications for any type of athletes. Part 1 covered two of the 5 elements of recovery: sleep and diet. This second part will deal with the other three: active and passive rest,
February 28, 2014 (revised reprint, part 1) This article, written by Olympic Wrestling Coach Steve Fraser, is oriented toward wrestlers, but there are practical applications for any type of athletes. The one thing we wrestlers and coaches know is that it takes a lot of hard work to become a strong wrestler. I don’t think
  The fact that you train with an heavy bag for cardio is in no way a guarantee that you can throw a punch properly. Whenever I visit New York I see plenty of Manhattan high rollers trained by « overnight boxing expert personal trainers ». Of course they make sure to have the O.B.E.P.T.
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What Makes Effective and Result-Producing Hamstrings Training? For me, there are 9 crucial training paradigms that are relevant to hamstrings muscles training. Hamstrings Muscles Training Paradigm # 1: Train The Hamstrings As Both Knee Flexors And Hip Extensors By their kinesiological nature, hamstrings have two major functions: a) Knee flexion:bending the knee. This usually trained by
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Training the hamstrings properly has always been a priority with the athletes I have worked with in my career. Why? When it comes to athletes, speed athletes have even a greater need to optimal hamstrings development for four main reasons : Strong hamstrings are critical for jump height and short-term running power (60 meters or