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.

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!!

Nate ‘The Train’ Landwehr XFC 26 vlog – part 2

The following video shows Clarksville, Tennessee’s SSF Academy product Nate “The Train” Landwehr training for his upcoming fight versus Keith “Rockstar” Richardson which goes down at XFC 26: NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS III this Friday, Oct. 18 at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.

Leo Frincu: How intense is your training?

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.

Leo Frincu: Most athletes are making this mistake

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”.

The Vidonic Chronicles: I Have Been Working on Everything…

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.

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

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.

Leo Frincu: There are three types of athletes

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.