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MMA Diet: Planning Your MMA Meal

Written on September 14, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Without a well-structured meal plan, your chances of taking your game to the next are slim. Real slim.

As a MMA athlete, you spend hours in planning your training sessions to be the best and well-rounded fighter that you could ever be. Every Monday you train for strength and conditioning; striking on Tuesdays; Wednesdays and Fridays are spent for grappling; you train for your Jiu Jitsu on Thursdays and Saturdays; and you rest on Sundays.

And you think that with these mapped out training protocol, you are now ready to let in that Octagon opportunity knocking on your door. Well, that’s wrong. In fact, mapping your training session is just less than half of the equation. The thing that will determine whether you can hit that goal or just make excuses in the next few months will be your meal plan.

Neglecting how to plan your meal will give you slim chances of taking your game to the next level. That said, you should learn what Meal Frequency and Meal Composition is. Meal Frequency is the number of time that you should take your meal a day, while Meal Composition refers to the best way of structuring those meals.

To learn more, follow Fighting Insider’s posts in the coming weeks on how to plan your meals.


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Health Benefits of MMA Training

Written on August 07, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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MMA training is not just for its athletes. Even those who just want to feel and look better can find the many advantage of this kind of exercise program.

When thinking of a competitive activity for fitness, combat may not be the first thing that will come to your mind. However, MMA is increasing in reputation as a general exercise program. That said, Connor Adair listed a few of the advantages of this growing trend.

Learn them all after the jump.

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MMA Training: Tempo Intervals

Written on July 17, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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This week on MMA Technique, Fighting Insider talks about Charlie Francis' popular Tempo Intervals.

The Tempo Intervals is a relatively low intensity interval popularized by sprint coach, Charlie Francis. A mixture of LSD and HIIT, they are not done in high intensity, but they aren’t done in continuous slow speeds either. Charlie Francis originally used the Tempo Intervals in his sprint training as a form of active recovery, and to build up aerobic fitness.

For active recovery, you can start by doing tempo runs the way Charlie Francis popularized it. A 12-15 second run, using 70-75% speed and about 60 seconds of rest in-between repetitions. These intervals are a good form of active recovery, as it activates the body’s aerobic and adaptive mechanisms with a minimum of residual fatigue. As a result, active recovery improves while performing at a low to moderate volumes.

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