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: 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.

An interview with one of the country’s best Strength & Conditioning Coaches: Nate ‘The Great’ Hoffmeister

Strength and Conditioning Coach Nate Hoffmeister

Nate Hoffmeister lives in Knoxville, Tenn. but the effects of his work are seen all over the country. He is the head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the powerhouse school Christian Academy of Knoxville – which seem to be piling state and national titles on top of each other so quick it would make your head spin.

He is also the Strength & Conditioning Coach for UFC fighters Ovince Saint Preux and Rafaello Oliveira. He is a mastermind when it comes to Strength & Conditioning and he is a behind-the-scenes staple for many, many athletes at the highest level (UFC, NFL, NBA, etc.).

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.