Derek Manuel

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MMA Strength Training Vs. Power

27th August 2009
When it comes to mma strength training, a lot of martial artists are confused on how to perform resistance training to reach optimal performance for fighting. Some fighters still mix up strength with power, but the real confusion fighters have and half th... Read >

MMA Conditioning Workout

27th August 2009
One of the most intense pieces of training equipment you can use in your mma workouts is the heavy sandbag. Just the other day I decided to defer from my regular leg training day and just do circuits with the heavy sandbag. As I mentioned before, one o... Read >

MMA Strength Training

27th August 2009
As you've probably already discovered by now, mma strength training can be quite a complex topic. Here I will break down the basics of what you need to know when training your strength specifically for mixed martial arts. I will assume that you are tra... Read >

MMA Workout Routine

27th August 2009
Because mixed martial artists require virtually every type of physical attribute when it comes to strength and conditioning, there really isn't one "magic" mma workout routine that you can perform that will always and forever top any other mma workout rou... Read >

UFC Workout

27th August 2009
As the UFC becomes more and more popular, more and more fighters and fans alike will be curious about some of the top fighters UFC workouts. Most fighters and their coaches aren't (understandably) so quick to reveal their training secrets, but at the end ... Read >

MMA Strength Training: Relative Strength

26th August 2009
One of the best examples of relative strength, absolute strength to body weight ratio, in mixed martial arts was the late Bruce Lee. It was said that he was pound for pound one of the strongest martial artists of his time, weighing between 130 - 140 pound... Read >

A Simple Bodybuilding Routine for Building Mass

11th July 2008
If you are looking for a good bodybuilding routine for building mass, then I have a good one for you. There are so many routines out there, especially with the internet, that it is very easy to get confused about what works, who to listen to, how many set... Read >

The Upper Body Mass Builder

17th April 2008
If you are a hardgainer looking for a cure to all of your weight gaining and muscle building troubles then the following exercise is for you If you have read any of my past articles or newsletters then you know that I put a huge emphasis on squats when... Read >