Summer Training for High School Athletes – 5 Dos & Don’ts

By Steve SheppardCoaching, Conditioning, Skill of Strength, Sports Performance, Strength

Lets be honest, everyone is thinking about summer right now. Sure, school is technically still going on. However, we all know that while you’re squirming around in your desk pretending to be taking notes on simple squamous epithelium, your brain is fully committed to Tommy Bahama beach chairs, farmer’s tans, Yeti coolers, bon fires, wireless speakers … Read More

Should You Hire a Personal Trainer?

By Amanda PerryCoaching, Mindset

Don’t worry…this is not a sales pitch. 🙂 In fact, I’ll be the first to say that many people do not need a personal trainer in order to reach their fitness goals. If you are ready to start exercising again or you’re ready to take your training to the next level, should you hire a … Read More

What BJJ Has Taught Me About My Clients

By Mike PerryCoaching 1 Comment

I’ve spent the last 14 years as a coach and personal trainer. My job is to motivate my clients, hold them accountable and guide them through their never ending fitness journey. Yes, fitness is a never ending journey. Let me be honest. It’s not always easy. I have days when I haven’t slept much, haven’t eaten … Read More

Foot and Toe Mobility for MMA and BJJ

By Mike PerryCoaching, MMA

When I was younger trainer, I used to snicker when people said that the big toe played a large role in movement. When other coaches wrote about the big toe, I honestly thought they were just trying to write a complicated blog or sound smart to impress others. There’s no way you have to worry about the … Read More

Strength with Time Constraints

By Mike PerryCoaching, MMA, Strength 1 Comment

The fight game is tough. I get it. Many fighters are trying to figure out how to fit in technical work as well as strength and conditioning training…often while balancing a full-time job and a family. Fighting is a huge commitment, but like anything, if you want to be the best, there are some sacrifices that you need to make. … Read More

3 Game-Changing Exercises for Combat Athletes

By Mike PerryCoaching, MMA, Strength

When it comes to designing training programs for combat athletes, (and really, when designing all training programs) I always look for patterns! I ask myself the following five questions when designing training programs for athletes. What works? What doesn’t? What is the risk/reward? Is the exercise appropriate for the athlete at this time? Is the exercise appropriate … Read More