MMA Tips and Your Questions Answered!Filed Under: Instruction, nutrition
Do you have questions? I know you do. I’ve checked my search engine logs and collected a list of things you were looking for.
I’m going to attempt to succinctly answer every question – no matter how ridiculous – I’ve received over the six months or so. Sometimes I’ve had to modify the grammar of the questions, because that’s one thing the internets doesn’t teach you.
Also, if you have any questions to submit to me, let me know in the comments section below.
And no, I don’t think I know it all – even though I think I do.
How do I develop/increase knockout power?
You can read what I’ve wrote about hitting harder, but I’ll summarize. Not everyone is genetically disposed to have that bomb-dropping explosiveness but all can get better. Do upper body plyometrics. Hit tires with sledge hammers, throw medicine balls/hay bales/shotputs/heavy bags, shovel snow/manure/dirt vigorously (throw not push). Do cable punching twists. Film yourself working the heavy bag and critique. Focus on getting the force from your hips and legs and turn over those punches. Practice ”siting down on your punches”.
How to beat a wrestler in mma /how do I deal with MMA wrestlers?
You have to beat him on your own terms. In general, that means being able to dictate where the fight goes and stays – something wrestlers are very good at themselves. To do so, you either have to get good wrestling or counter wrestling or develop another strategy that allows you to control the fight. On top of the that, you’ll want to practice specific wrestling counters that will keep you from getting sucked into their game.
How old is Ori Hofmekler? (Author of the Warrior Diet)
He was born in 1952, making him ~60.
How do I eat like an mma fighter?
Here is the basic out line: Cut out all processed foods/refined sugars and flours. No soda or candy or fried food. Eat 6 times a day making sure you eat high quality protiens, carbs and veggies at nearly every meal; energy levels must be well maintained. Think of eating as fueling your body. Drink a lot of water; drink protein shakes before bedtime and post workouts. The most important meal of the day isn’t breakfast, its the post-workout meal (followed by the pre-workout meal). Supplements should be overseen by a nutrition specialist or be kept to a minimum. Creatine, multivitamins, protein powders, pre-workout energy boosters are common.
How do you do the Mckenzietine choke AKA the prayer-grip guillotine?
Good question, do a normal guillotine choke but grip your hands palm to palm and push it into the side of the neck. See more video on Mckenzietine choke here.
How do I improve my MMA?
In general, you’ve got a couple of strategies. One is to fix the leaks, or weaknesses in your game – areas you know you aren’t good at. Another is to polish what you’re good at – aka play to your strengths. Another still is to become “more well rounded” overall, branch out and learn techniques from a variety of disciplines. Try videoing your training and analyzing it. You can even pay to get a coach to watch it and give his critique.
How do throw a sidestep uppercut?
You need to correctly anticipate your opponents strike – it typically has to a jab or straight cross to make this possible. Also, your relative stance is important. When you and your opponent share the same stance (left lead vs left lead) and you are countering the jab, push off the front leg, side stepping to the outside and lean and throw that uppercut underneath his guard; counter the cross by pushing off the back leg and finishing in similar manner. When you are a mirror image (left lead vs right lead) the process is basically the inverse. BTW, the uppercut will probably only be in range your opponent stepped in and planted (ie, is coming forward) other wise you’ll be on the edge of the pocket with the side step. Also see this video with Pat Miletich doing a slip jab counter with uppercut, which is an analog of what I’ve detailed here.
For punching power: Russian twist vs Full contact twist?
Who Did Jeff Monson get his black belt from?
He got in late 2007 while training at American Top Team from Ricardo Liborio.
How to avoid knee injury in mma?
Do prehab exercises (some more prehab info here), avoid overtraining, and minimize risk wherever possible. You can only diminish the probability of getting one – accidents can always happen in training and competition. I’ll write a full article on this later.
Bench press and push ups for fighters?
Yes please. While these exercises don’t generally increase punching power, but they do increase strength and are great multi-joint exercises.
Would push ups make you a better fighter? How do I do MMA push ups?
How many mma pushups?
A lot. Push ups are generally pretty easy (without added resistance) so you’ll need to increase the reps to get benefit. You should be able to crank off 15-20 without burning out.
How to grip for pull ups?
Lets assume you’re doing pull ups on a regular pullup bar. There are three basic areas of alteration. The orientation of your palms as you grip the bar (both palms facing towards or away from you- or one of each), how far away your hands are from each other (“wide grip”, etc) and the way the hand is actually contacting the bar (rock-climbers/finger hangers, towel pullups, tennis balls, etc).
One area of alteration not listed above is the one arm pullup, a beast in its own right. Due to the probability of elbow tendinitis, I’d pass on this one if you are training to fight.
What does pulling the head down in a triangle do?
It tightens the choke by pulling the neck down into the narrowing clamp of the triangle (tightens the noose). It also helps break down the posture of your opponent, making it harder for them to escape. See picture below.
What are the nutrition needs for a mma athlete?
All people (regardless of athletic endeavors) need the same nutrients. However, due to frequency, length and type of training, athletes (MMA included) will need more calories and fluids. Any quality book on sports nutrition will help you figure this out.
However, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Because MMA training involves a lot of strength-based exercises, its probable that one would need slightly more protein than usual (depending on the type, duration, and frequency of training – ADA says about 10-12% of calories consumed should be protein 1.6-1.7 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight).
I need help curing a fungal skin infection from a grass seed caught in my sock.
Two things. That’s not really a question, and wow – thats pretty specific. As a poor man, I go to freinds who are also nurses, the internet, and my pharmacist to see if I can self diagnosis. However, a dermatologist would be the one to really help you out. Some fungal infections are on the skin, some are inside you. In the former case, some OTC anti-fungals could work.
Pedro Sauer a womanizer?
He does have a handsome face, so I get how you might think that. However, from my second hand-experience from I believe him to be monogamous, honest and loyal. If his devotion to the purity of Gracie Jujitsu says anything about him, he doesn’t mess around with messing around.
What is the best gracie school Utah?
The one that is closest and has the best atmosphere in line with your training goals. Some schools are more focused on sport, some on self-defense.
Triangle choke: shin or head?
First, “seal the circle” – don’t let the head get out, and that means grabbing the shin. After you “lock the gate”, ie get your shin/ankle in the back of the opposite legs knee, then pull down on the head. Of course, if the head/posture isn’t broken down to begin with, you’ll have a heck of a time locking the triangle up.
Why do i have a bluish discoloration of calf below sore knee?
That’s bruising, which is blood hanging out in the tissues (mild hematoma). Bruising doesn’t always have to be right on top of the injury site (ectopic bruising) and gravity kind of pulls that blood down through loose tissue. It theoretically could be bursitis from tendons that go over the knee and the bruising showing up down near the end of the tendon. But I’m no doctor and that’s only a theory.
Anyone know Anderson Silva’s diet?
His diet isn’t explicitly given, so only the insiders know. From interviews, we know he tries to eat legumes and salads at nearly every meal, consumes around 3000 calories a day, and doesn’t eat much sweets and junkfood (although he loves Big-Macs, when the mood hits him). He also digs sushi.
If you have ringworm does that mean you are dirty?
Yes – you have a gross fungus growing on your body. Does this mean you are a dirty person? Unless you like to train for hours and then not shower for days, no. Fungus happens to even clean people.
How to escape sprawl/ bottom sprawl escape?
A well-timed sitout escape should serve you pretty well. Keep in mind how your opponent grips you may change the exact method of sitting out. If you can break his grip, you can try weasling your way back to standing. You could also try to secure a single-leg grip and muscle a finish. You also can try to pull yourself to a good position – one where your head is above your hips above your knees, ideally.
How to prevent triagle choke slaming by grabing leg?
You underhook one of your opponents legs (and can gable grip to seal the circle) and try to pull him down and possibly cut an angle to upset their balance.
So there you go, ask and ye shall receive!