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Bodyweight Exercise & German Volume Training

Bodyweight Exercise & German Volume Training

A delightfully hardcore, painful and brutal pump inducing training routine such as German Volume Training (GVT) sounds like an invitation to overtraining on paper, but many still hold this type of training in high regard for one simple reason. Because it works. And when it comes to bodyweight strength training, it might just be able to take your training to the next level. German Volume Training for Strength & Muscle For those of you...

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The Kettlebell Get Up – Build Incredible Core Strength

The Kettlebell Get Up – Build Incredible Core Strength

The Get Up ‘Life is a fight; everyone gets knocked down, what matters is how fast you get up.’ In this section we’ll cover some of the most effective exercises for producing strength, flexibility and stability throughout your entire body, namely the muscles and connective tissue that support the shoulders, this move will teach your shoulder joint to be strong and stable in a very large range of motion. The get up has been around for a...

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The Back Lever

The Back Lever

A man cannot fly like Superman or Peter Pan, but the Back Lever feels pretty close. A crushing blend of shoulder flexibility, upper back and core strength is required for the back lever, which is often one of the first strength movements a gymnast will learn. While elite gymnasts wouldn’t even be close to breaking a sweat holding a back lever, for the average strength trainee, it can provide one hell of a workout and some significant...

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The Kettlebell Windmill – Brutal Core Strength

The Kettlebell Windmill – Brutal Core Strength

The windmill is an incredible lateral core strength and stability movement that strengthens your entire lateral chain, improves hamstring flexibility and promotes healthy, strong and stable shoulders. You might also notice that this is essentially a weighted version of the yoga triangle pose, interesting food for thought, and why it helps improve hip mobility so much. Yoga with weights, if you like. Although they are fairly different...

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Strength Training for MMA – Be Like Water

Strength Training for MMA – Be Like Water

Although I am no doubt biased, I believe that Mixed Martial Arts and the Arts that encompass MMA, are the most technical sporting activities that you’ll ever find, the cage provides a platform for an intricate game of human chess if ever there was one. Take up the sport and attend your first lesson and this will become evident extremely quickly, most first timers introduction to an aspect of MMA training is to be twisted up like a pretzel...

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Bodyweight Bodybuilding – Hardcore Abs Part 1

Bodyweight Bodybuilding – Hardcore Abs Part 1

I often get asked ‘what are the best bodyweight exercises for abs’ and to be honest this question is kind of impossible to answer, there is no one size fits all method that will suit everyone, however I do believe that these bodyweight core exercises are those that have provided my clients and I with the greatest strength gains. This isn’t your everyday run of the mill ab training however, you won’t see a single sit...

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Master the Triangle Choke by Simon Boulter

Master the Triangle Choke by Simon Boulter

Technique is paramount for any martial art, Mixed Martial Arts is often compared to a game of chess as there are many, many things going on in terms of outsmarting your opponent that the outside spectator cannot see looking from the outside in.  The triangle choke is a perfect example of pure technique being able to overcome even a bigger and stronger opponent, using body leverage, hip movement and intelligent technique. I’ve put...

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