Knockout Power: Where it comes from and how to develop it with Coach Eric Turner

ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) is asking coaches, “Where does knockout power come from and how can a fighter develop it?”  Coach Eric Turner of Knoxville Martial Arts Academy and head coach of top-10 ranked UFC light heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux (who has some real power himself) weighs in with his thoughts on the subject. Open up the scientific calculator … Read more

There are three categories of athletes

There are three categories of athletes. There are 70% who want to stay but need to go. There are 25% who want to go but need to stay. And the 2% who want to go but also know when they should stay. Oxygen is what fuels us. Our heart is our engine and our mind … Read more

UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos open workout highlights (VIDEO)

UFC 185 headliners Anthony “Showtime” Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos, along with co-headliners Carla Esparza and Joanna Jedrzejczyk, participated in an open workout for fans and media Wednesday in Dallas. Former UFC welterweight champ Johny Hendricks was also on deck. Check out these highlights from the fighters’ open training session and hear from each one as … Read more

Is this the most talented man in the world?

From parkourer to skateboarder to juggler to martial artist, this man has skills your 45-year-old beer drinkin football watchin pot-belly neighbor only dreamed of. Actually he probably never even dreamt of these things because he was too consumed with football and Americana. I knew a wise man who once said, “Never stop playing.” That was … Read more

What if you’re not experiencing the results you want because you are working too much, or too hard?

Most people don’t need more work. They need better results. What would you do if you found out that the reason you’re not experiencing the results you want is because you are working too much, or too hard? If you are like most athletes you are spending a lot of time lifting, running, drilling, rolling, sparring … Read more

The only MMA training video you’ll ever need

So you wanna be a f*cking fighter? This video will teach you everything you need to know to be the ultimate badass. First, you’re going to need a lot of liquor. Next step is to find a metal pole. Then bash you shins and elbows against it until either they get really tough or they … Read more

New book ‘High Performance Mentality’ by Leo Frincu now available

Leo Frincu, world class athlete, trainer and coach of UFC superstar Ronda Rousey, has published “High Performance Mentality”, a book designed to take athletes and non athletes to the next level. It’s a book loaded with tools and insights designed to help individuals reach their highest potential in athleticism. Here’s a segment: “It’s been said that we … Read more

Training Day: UFC 171’s Robbie Lawler | VIDEO

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.

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

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.

The Top 10 Books That EVERY MMA Coach And MMA Athlete Should Read In 2014

When I sat down 2 years ago and had a conversation with Greg Jackson, we were talking about training and coaching philosophies and we were going back and forth about the books which we had read. Our reading lists at that time were almost the same.