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Can Mental Toughness Be Coached?

Can Mental Toughness Be Coached?

The original publishing date of today’s article was back on March 30, 2017.

I decided to pull this one from the archives because I thought it was due. Mindset is a huge part of what I like to address because everything you (or I) will do in training and in life begins with the mind.

Mental toughness is a commonly used phrase, but I wanted to breakdown this subject a bit further here in order shed some additional light on the subject for you to digest. Read and apply!

After 15 years of coaching experience, training courses, continuing education, and many other levels of professional and personal development the one single variable that matters most when it comes to building on one’s fitness, strength, and performance is your state of mind. The mental side of life is what carries us. It’s the catalyst and the sustainability of a given behavior. Mental toughness is in short supply these days, but it’s not something that is completely extinct.

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MMA Strength And Conditioning For Elite Performance!

MMA Strength And Conditioning For Elite Performance!

I have been a fitness trainer and strength and conditioning specialist here in the Atlanta, Ga.(Buford) area now for over 10 years. I know I could tell you, but my fighters and athletes will all tell you that you’ve got to have a well planned strength and conditioning program in order to be successful in the sport of MMA, as well as, any other sport for that matter.

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Outdoor MMA Strength Training And Performance

Outdoor MMA Strength Training And Performance

  1. Are you familiar with how an outdoor arena can transform your MMA strength training program? 
  2. Are you looking for dynamic strength drills to significantly improve your fitness and MMA strength training program? 
  3. Do you feel like you can’t develop an MMA strength training program without the availability of a fully stocked gym? 
  4. Are you interested in building a lean, strong, athletic body that is fit for fighting? 

There are many advantages to taking your MMA strength training outside. Over the years I’ve taken many fighters outdoors for their MMA strength training sessions. The thing is that space can dictate how you approach your day’s training. With more space you’re capable of performing movements that might not be feasible for an indoor environment. Continue reading to learn more.

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Kettlebell Cardio: A Top Notch Cardio Workout For Serious MMA Conditioning!

Kettlebell Cardio: A Top Notch Cardio Workout For Serious MMA Conditioning!

It is no secret that in order to compete in the world of MMA you’ve got to have mad cardiovascular conditioning. This physical trait is absolutely essential being that many fights are won based on which guy can hang on, grit his teeth, and go longer and harder than the other. This is why you’ve got to have your entire program structured to achieve a sound level of cardio whether you are specifically working on “conditioning” or specifically “strength.”  The key is that you should be achieving a sound level of cardio no matter which aspect of your training you are focusing on at the time! Whether you are a competing MMA fighter or not this should be the focus of your training.

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3 Top Reasons Why Your MMA Workouts Should Include Kettlebells!

3 Top Reasons Why Your MMA Workouts Should Include Kettlebells!

Kettlebell Grove by jameskitcher91

If you haven’t already started to include kettlebells into your MMA strength training program then you are doing yourself a disservice. Having been a strength and conditioning specialist in the Atlanta, Georgia (Buford) area now for over 10 years I can tell you up front that kettlebells will supercharge your MMA fitness and take your performance in the ring to the next level! This is why I have included 3 top reasons why you should include these iron balls into the scope of your strength training program.

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