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.

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.

Bench Press Throws for Explosive Power

You have been training on the mats for months, maybe years, yet your opponent is always stronger than you. You both have the same amount of technique, skill and experience, yet you feel over-powered at every turn.

Conscious negligence: The athlete’s battle with mind and diet

Do you engage in poor eating habits yet convince yourself they are not bad enough to justify a change? Coach Travis Steffen sheds light on these excuses and reveals six ways to improve your nutrition.

ProMMAnow.com Book Review: Convict Conditioning

ProMMAnow.com Editor Jack Bratcher takes a look at “Convict Conditioning,” a strength training manual developed by man who spent nearly 20 years in prison learning about fitness and the body’s potential.

Sean Sherk introduces high elevation training mask for MMA workouts

Elevation Training Mask today announced the sales of its training equipment, which is specifically designed to improve cardiovascular stamina and simulate high stress situations. Former world champion and current top contender Sean Sherk helped create the mask for high altitude training in his personal MMA workouts and is now excited to offer the mask for … Read more

Pro MMA Now strength and conditioning spotlight: Kelly Tekin’s Team Conditioned

Kelly Tekin is the strength and conditioning coach for some of the UFC and WEC’s top fighters including Jon Jones, Rashad Evans, Clay Guida, Donald Cerrone, and Leonard Garcia. ProMMAnow.com recently spoke to Kelly Tekin about the athletes she works with and her “Team Conditioned” system of training.

Coach’s blog – Shut up and get on the f’ing mat

Heart is something that can not be taught.

This is for all those guys that say they want to be fighters. If you train to get in shape, or because you like gym camaraderie, the following isn’t directed at you.

“I can’t train today because I am sore, have a cold, hyper extended my elbow, have a headache, my knee hurts…” Come on guys, training injured or not feeling 100% is part of the game.

Work through the minor injuries and discomforts. How the hell are you going to be able to hang with a guy who is willing to sacrifice his body to become the best if you won’t train because you‘re sore?

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