Here’s an “Ask Dave” that made me laugh. I got chatting with one of my Facebook friends, a guy who follows a lot of my work and like me has an interest on physical fitness and martial arts. He’s not very familiar with Kettlebells being more of a barbell guy.
Which is cool. He’d been down his gym to train and has noticed more and more people using kettles.
Again, this is cool. But……. He’s seen a few things he didn’t like. Anyone who knows training should be able to recognise
I work with a good amount of martial arts guys, many of whom train BJJ. This isn’t news, I know, I mention it a lot. Romulo Barral having his knee checked out But today I was working with a very experienced practitioner and we ended up chatting about the sport and its effect on the body. Due to the nature of the game, BJJ is very much an upper body game. The legs are usually trained for flexibility and little more. Yet most players fall victim to lower body injury. Knees are
Sports specific training was a hot topic a while ago, riding in on the back of the whole “functional training” nonsense. It’s still around, but I think it’s finally dying out. But does that mean you can’t put together a gym program that is specific to the needs of your sport? Of course it bloody doesn’t. It does mean that taking the actions commonly found in your sport and doing them with a weight in your hand is usually a waste of invaluable gym time. After all a BJJ player
Last week over on the WG-Fit facebook page, one of my lads posted the following article: Dropping the Deadlift from Scramblestuff.com
Click the image and the article opens in a new window The article caused some of my lads some concern. They love BJJ and they love to Deadlift. When an article suggesting that they stop deadlifting came out, much concern was shown and I was inundated with questions. When I said that the article was actually correct, jaws dropped! Dave? what the
What do you do when you’ve a limited window of opportunity in which to make strength and conditioning gains before an event? I know this sounds like poor planning and preparation but this is exactly what happened to a Bjj fighter recently. He’s been training pretty hard at his Bjj for the upcoming event and also using taking advice from the Guy who runs the “functional fitness” out of the place he trains. This coach had the fighter swinging light kettles badly but seems to ce
Just a short post today. I’ve been sitting up working on a secret project for the My Mad Methods guys and have left it a little late to be sat writing inspirational and informative posts for my own site. However, I have heavyweight of inspiration in the form of a short video of my missus. On Monday when she came in to do her regular workout, she saw me finishing of my power cleans set (I’ll be writing about cleans next week)
We had planned for her to Deadlift, so that’s what
Recently some of the Wild Geese Kickboxers have been coming to me asking for advice on getting stronger. And I have to admit, I’m delighted. Right from its inception, Wild Geese have been offering conditioning training for its fighters. But various coaches are a little set in their ways and the lads often think that what they do in class is enough. The coaches I can understand. They’ve done what they’ve done for years and have gotten great results, why change? Simply since th