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Training Day: UFC 171′s Robbie Lawler | VIDEO

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Go inside the training camp of UFC welterweight title contender Robbie Lawler as he prepares to face Johny Hendricks this Saturday for the vacant UFC 170 pound title. Lawler is 3-0 since returning to the UFC last year, scoring knockout wins over Josh Koshcheck and Bobby Voelker, and most recently, a split decision over Rory MacDonald. Read More »

Leo Frincu: What is the definition and purpose of a fitness/athletic trainer/coach?

Coach Leo Frincu with his star pupil, UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey

The purpose of a trainer is to provide the athlete with the necessary tools to improve his/her performance. A trainer’s goal is to create an environment where an athlete acquires effective behavior rapidly. During training, a trainer must make it a priority to create opportunities to expose a particular weakness and enhance physical/mental strength in their athlete. Since you (the athlete) is the one performing, their job (the trainer’s) is to increase your ability to make fast and effective decisions under stress. NOT to make the decisions for you. Read More »

The Vidonic Chronicles: #LilP4theUFC

Patricia Vidonic female MMA fighter

How have you all been doing? Life is moving along here for me. Biggest and latest news has got to be that Dana has opened up the UFC’s 115-pound division!! You know, when I started fighting, I only joked about fighting in the UFC, now it is sooo very close to a reality!! Read More »

Leo Frincu: How intense is your training?

Coach Leo Frincu with his star pupil, UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey

I have trained people with various goals. From getting into a wedding gown or losing the baby weight to winning the UFC world championship belt or jiu jitsu/boxing world title, there’s not much difference in the type of exercises one’s performing. It’s the strength and intensity that separates a professional athlete from a regular person. Read More »

Leo Frincu: Most athletes are making this mistake

Coach Leo Frincu with his star pupil, UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey

This blog is mostly for athletes, however, anyone can benefit from it in every aspect of their life. In athleticism (and not only), the purpose of training is to improve one’s skills. After a training period, in order to reach their highest potential, athletes are putting themselves in a special setting called “competition”. Read More »

The Vidonic Chronicles: I Have Been Working on Everything…

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A lot has happened since my last blog, I took a slight step back to evaluate what was going on with me, on all levels. This whole year has been an eye opening experience, in both positive and negative ways. I know I am a true sportsman in both victory and loss. I take a defeat and use it to build myself stronger, never allowing myself to make that mistake again. Read More »

Leo Frincu: This is why athletes fail

Coach Leo Frincu with his star pupil, UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey

A lot of athletes are struggling with finding the right training regimen. Most of them seem to be torn between their wants and their needs. In our day-to-day life, we need with our conscious but want with our subconscious. Read More »

Leo Frincu: Do’s and dont’s in training

Coach Leo Frincu with his star pupil, UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey

It is very important how one enters and conducts him/herself during their training session. Your performance will be directly proportional to your mental ability to manage your own resources. As you probably heard before, you are using only 10% of your brain capacity and believe it or not, since your body is the machine and your mind is the driver, you are using only 40% of your physical abilities. Read More »

Leo Frincu: There are three types of athletes

Coach Leo Frincu with his star pupil, UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey

In his new exclusive blog for ProMMAnow.com, Leo Frincu, six-time Romanian wrestling champion, four-time European champion and coach and mentor to UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey, explains the three different types of athletes and the characteristics of each to help you figure out which one you are. Read More »

The Vidonic Chronicles: The serpent and the dog

Patricia Vidonic female MMA fighter

"Little" Patricia Vidonic shares her experiences as a mother, wife and professional women's mixed martial arts fighter in her weekly blog, "The Vidonic Chronicles". Lil' P shares her weekly training and meal diary and how she spends life with her family while training full time as a fighter in Billings, Mont. Read More »

The Vidonic Chronicles: #TrainingtobetheBEST

Patricia Vidonic female MMA fighter

Professional women's mixed martial arts fighter "Little" Patricia Vidonic returns with her weekly blog and nutrition and training diary. Take a look at how Patricia spent the past week in the gym coming off her fight with the No. 1 ranked strawweight in the world at Bellator. Read More »

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