Monthly Archives: June 2012

Deadlifts for MMA and Combat Athletes!

Power is the number #1 strength aspect an MMA athlete must possess, if he/she wants to be a successful fighter. The ones that have the most power tend to rise above the rest. Deadlifts are one of the best exercises to building power and strength in your hamstrings and glutes.

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Gym Review and Adventure Race Workout

Funk Roberts hangs out with Greg Carver of STRENGTHBOX in Toronto Canada for a day of shooting Follow-Along Workouts for new Spartan 10 Week Program, take a tour of the facility and get a StrengthBox Combo Circuit Workout.
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Spartan Post Workout Stretch Routine

Spartan Post Workout Stretch Routine Stretching is a form of physical exercise in which a specific skeletal muscle (or muscle group) is deliberately elongated, often by abduction from the torso, in order to improve the muscle’s felt elasticity and reaffirm … Continue reading

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Spartan Dynamic Stretch Warm-Up Routine – Follow Along

The Dynamic warm up incorporates flexibility, co-ordination and balance along with muscle/joint awareness. It starts from the ground up targeting the ankles, knees, hips and trunk. Once the body is primed and blood starts to flow we target the upper body, core, shoulder, elbows and wrists.
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Dynamic Warm Up Routines – Follow Along

A proper warm-up is critical for optimal performance. By using this warm up your flexibility is increased and joints strengthened and prepared to perform. You will also improve your coordination. Your warm up is about the quality if work so begin at a higher quality and lower intensity level. The Spartan Dynamic warm-ups take 5 minutes. At first you may find it difficult to complete the routine but as you improve you will find it easier to get through.
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Plyo Pull Ups on a Fat Bar – MMA Finisher Circuit

I did these Plyo Pull Ups (In and out grips) on a FAT BAR as a finisher at the end of my Spartan Workout session in Cuba the morning of my wedding. It took me 5 sets to get to 50 reps Continue reading

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MMA FINISHER CIRCUIT – THE SCREAMER 3 BY 1 LADDER WORKOUT (VIDEO)

Check out this awesome workout finisher that I did just before heading to Cuba for my wedding to increase your conditioning, explosiveness, muscular endurance, strength, cardio and mental toughness

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