Archive for October, 2007

#5 Best Ring Exercises for Fighters

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Pulling is an critical aspect of fighting, in particular grappling, that conventional programs ignore. Pulling is critical for clinch fighting in Thai plumb holds, in Greco-Roman over/under-hooks, in gi-fighting whether Jiujitsu, Judo or Sambo. It's absolutely mandatory in ground-fighting to set up triangle attacks from the bottom, to prevent posturing ...

1/2 Spinal Twisting Pose: Ardha-Matsyendra-Asana

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Due to the repetitive strain caused by cyclical exercises such as walking, jogging, biking and spinning, as well as due to the unnatural act of long duration sitting, many people suffer piriformis syndrome. As a coach, my athletes often complain of a nagging ache under the glutes and even pins ...

The #5 Best Yoga Pose for Fighters: 1/2 Spinal Twisting Pose

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Due to the repetitive strain caused by cyclical exercises such as walking, jogging, biking and spinning, as well as due to the unnatural act of long duration sitting, many people suffer piriformis syndrome. As a coach, my athletes often complain of a nagging ache under the glutes and even pins ...

The #4 Best Bodyweight Exercise for Fighters

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Many professionals I train suffer some sort of injury from years of being subjected to short-sighted and unhealthy conditioning methods. I believe - and this is just a theory - that this is the result of adopting a scholastic/collegiate training approach to a sport that only has periodic events. If ...

The Best Kettlebell Exercise for Groundfighters

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

"The Best" articles always stir up a hornet's nest, especially in the crazy politics of kettlebell lifting. I'm personally acquainted with the founders of all of the major kettlebell organizations, and having I've worked in an advisory capacity for the primary players, my main interest lies with the health and ...

Trinity Squat

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Trinity Squat Ah, the Trinity Squat.  One of the pillars of Prasrara Yoga.  We squat down for something many times a day yet how many of us have actually REALLY mastered this movement?  The Trinity Squat can be torture for some people yet easy for others.  However, if done properly, I can ...

Pigeon Pose

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

Pigeon Pose Like all asana, deepening one's pigeon pose is a balance of strength and surrender into the structure. This pose is a balance of opening the psoas on one side with releasing the piriformis on the other. There is an emotional relationship between the two which is impacted by overcompensation ...

#5 Flow Coach Success Virtue

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." - Calvin Coolidge How many people I've seen begin a task uncertain of themselves, wavering in their commitment! That's okay. It's normal. Fake it till you make it! You only get confidence from having completed the project: courage comes after the experience. So, if you ...

5 Flow Coach Key Virtues to Success

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

I’ve been commercially involved with this industry for 20 years, incorporated for over a decade. I can still recall my astonishment that people would actually want to pay me to help them workout. I feel blessed to be in a field where I can earn such an incredible living for ...