The best MMA Shin Guards (2021) - Full Guide
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by Mahmoud Smiai
3y ago
Shin guards are a piece of equipment that you don’t want to look over when buying gear. In MMA and kickboxing, your legs take a beating you need to make sure you have the right ones. This post is to tell you everything you need to know when looking for a good pair of shin guards. Guiding you through everything about the qualities of good shin guards, ones to avoid, and how to keep them tip-top. Also give you some shin guard recommendations at the end of the post.       Like with most combat sports gear, there is a lot of cheap equipment out there that isn’t worth your money, yo ..read more
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What To Look For In A Good Pair Of MMA Gloves
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by Mahmoud Smiai
3y ago
With MMA exploding in popularity, many are running to academies to take up MMA training. Either for the health benefits or wanting to take a shot at a dream of being an MMA fighter. Since more people are training more than ever, there is a high demand for combat sports gear. Particularly a demand for MMA gloves. There’s numerous brands and types of MMA gloves out there and it may feel overwhelming to find a good pair. This post is to help you know what to look for in a good pair of MMA gloves. We’re going to list what separates good gloves from bad gloves and how to take care of then. Then we ..read more
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How To Train Consistently Without Getting Hurt
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by Mahmoud Smiai
3y ago
  People that train MMA, kickboxing, and BJJ are extremely passionate about their training. It’s what they look forward to doing every week and always try to find time to go train. Unfortunately though, we all get hit with the injury bug. It is unfortunate, but sometimes it just comes with the training. Although a lot of times, we tend to make things worse than they really are. Making critical errors in our training and being forced to be off the mats for an extended period of time. Here at Engage, we have put together this post to show you how to train consistently without getting injure ..read more
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What To Look For In Good MMA Headgear
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by Mahmoud Smiai
3y ago
  Headgear is a piece of equipment that many gyms require to train their MMA classes. Especially if you are doing classes that include partner drilling and sparring. Many new to MMA and kickboxing training make a big mistake when choosing headgear. Grabbing just any type of headgear they can find without taking the time to get a good one. This post is for those new to training to guide them through what to look for in good headgear. We’ll go through what separates good headgear from the bad ones, describe different types, and how to clean them. We’ll also give you a couple recommendations ..read more
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What do MMA fighters eat before a fight?
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by Mahmoud Smiai
3y ago
As a fighter, whether you are an amateur or a professional your fight day is always a big day that you need to be super ready and prepared for. On that big day, you have a plethora of variables starting from psychological factors such as stress, anxiety, butterflies, or those nagging negative thoughts that can cause a drop of concentration and drains your energy tank or external factors such as your opponent. There are lots of unpredictable variables that you need to be tremendously concentrated on fight day. Accordingly, you have to focus on what you can control, on the predictable. We can ta ..read more
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How to Become a Pro MMA Fighter
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by Mahmoud Smiai
3y ago
There is a time in everyone’s life, where they have a dream of wanting to become a professional fighter. Becoming a pro mixed martial arts (wikipedia) fighter is another dream that has become a dream for many young fans of the sport. Unfortunately becoming a professional MMA fighter is a difficult path as any other sport. In some aspects even more so than the others. Although the road may be difficult it isn’t completely impossible. Below is everything you need to know about MMA training & how to become a professional MMA fighter and/or how to get your first professional fight. Read th ..read more
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The Ultimate Home Workout Plan
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by Bart de Winter (DEWINTER Personal Training)
3y ago
The possibilities for exercises to use at home are endless but it is important to find exercises that support your goals. Here are some guidelines on the most important basic movements that you don’t want to miss out on. These exercises are staples regardless of whether you are training for muscle growth or just fitness itself. When working out at home we will focus on bodyweight exercises. A squat movement; Split squat or Bulgarian split squat A hip hinge movement; Unilateral Romanian deadlift or (Unilateral) glute bridges A horizontal press movement; Any pushup variant will do, regular pu ..read more
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Fighting Doc Breaks Down The Complexities Of The Body Jab in Charlo vs Rosario
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by David Liang, MD Resident Physician and Combat Sports Practitioner
4y ago
The body jab is a versatile attack used primarily to catch opponents off guard and help set up additional shots. But last Saturday night against Jeison Rosario, @twincharlo showed that it can inflict serious damage as well. Looking at the clip, you will see that Jermell Charlo's second jab lands on the lower epigastric region of Rosario's abdomen. This is where a complex bundle of nerves called the celiac plexus (more commonly known as the solar plexus) resides. Among other functions, these nerves transmit pain sensation from all over the gastrointestinal system, making the plexus a very sen ..read more
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Mixed Martial Arts Training During COVID-19
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by Jeff Chan - mmashredded.com
4y ago
Are you still forced to stay at home due to COVID 19? Although we all enjoy going out to the gym, sometimes we have to adapt and just work with what we got! One of the best ways to burn calories and sharpen your technique is SHADOWBOXING. All martial artists, whether beginner, intermediate, or advanced implement shadowboxing into their training. Read: Similarities and Differences Between Heavy Bag Pad Work and Shadowboxing Shadowboxing benefits Shadowboxing is a great way to visualize and throw any combination you know. It forces you to pull out all the knowledge you have inside your head a ..read more
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The Story of Brad Riddell's Modern Day Gladiator Capsule
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by Christopher Reive
4y ago
Brad Riddell wants to build an empire. As a modern day gladiator, it goes with the territory. The term is one often used to describe mixed martial artists, squaring off in the cage in a battle of wits and skill with a captive audience watching on. But as Riddell will tell you, not everyone who steps inside the cage deserves to title so often handed down as a blanket term for mixed martial artists. "They say the UFC's like a modern-day gladiator style, but I wouldn't say every fighter in there's a gladiator," Riddell explains. "If you look back at gladiators, there was fuel for the fire ..read more
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