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5 Awesome Routines to Exercise Without Equipment
5 Awesome Routines to Exercise Without Equipment

Hey everyone, with the holidays fast approaching I have been getting more and more requests for workouts that can be performed with little or no equipment. The purpose of today’s newsletter is to arm you with five workouts that all have different goals in mind. So if you find yourself…

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Injury Prevention for the Mixed Martial Artist
Injury Prevention for the Mixed Martial Artist

Injury Prevention Today I am going to talk about something that every person can benefit from: injury prevention.  I have been a coach for several years and I have seen and personally experienced numerous injuries.  I hate getting hurt but one thing I hate more than that, is to see…

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The Top 5 Reasons Kettlebells Are Good For Your Back
The Top 5 Reasons Kettlebells Are Good For Your Back

Why Kettlebell Exercises are awesome: 1. Kettlebell exercises strengthen the glutes. The late Vladimir Janda, MD, from the Czech Republic observed that people with low back dysfunction often exhibit "gluteal amnesia".  And if not overcome with proper recruit pattern practice, it is likely to lead to more back problems, since…

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The 6 steps to building mental toughness
The 6 steps to building mental toughness

The 6 steps to building mental toughness Below is a great article written by Strength Coach Andrew Read. Please take some time and give it a read. I don't care what sport you do there are good tips for everyone here to use. Enjoy the read What is it that…

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How to build a foundation of athletic success
How to build a foundation of athletic success

How to build a foundation of athletic success Hey everyone, Here is a article written by yours truly. I know the article may use Muay Thai as an example but the formula works for any athletic discipline. Enjoy the read and keep training hard. -Coach Orion Now is the time…

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The Importance of Mobility Drills
The Importance of Mobility Drills

Mobility in Our Daily Routines Hey everyone, Coach O here and in today's post I'm going to be talking about the importance of mobility in our daily routines.  Recently I have been getting a lot of people coming up too me and saying "coach O I have pain in my…

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Using Full Body Tension to Maximize Force
Using Full Body Tension to Maximize Force

Use Full Body Tension "You can lift a maximal weight only when every, with no exception, muscle in your body tenses." - Vladimir Kravtsov, Russia's number one bench presser. It is very fascinating that if you generate full body tension without losing your focus on what you are doing, your…

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The Top 5 Reasons Kettlebells Are Good For Your Back
The Top 5 Reasons Kettlebells Are Good For Your Back

How do kettlebell exercises build strong backs? 1. Kettlebell exercises strengthen the glutes. The late Vladimir Janda, MD, from the Czech Republic observed that people with low back dysfunction often exhibit "gluteal amnesia".  And if not overcome with proper recruit pattern practice, it is likely to lead to more back…

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How to Perform the Kettlebell Snatch
How to Perform the Kettlebell Snatch

The Snatch: Why we do it The Snatch is the Tsar of kettlebell lifts. It’s the exercise that’s tested instead of the pushup in the Russian armed forces.  The snatch forges iron backs, hips, and grips, develops outstanding cardio-respitory endurance, and has tremendous carryover to running, jumping, fighting, etc. Last…

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What is a Turkish Get Up?
What is a Turkish Get Up?

Exploring the Turkish Get Up: A Turkish Get Up is an amazing exercise that has absolutely nothing to do with how a Turkish person gets out of bed. Legend has it that old time strongmen taught their apprentices the get up and told them to come back when they were…

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