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Ultimate Guide to the Best Bluetooth Earbuds for Training (Running, Lifting, Fight Training)

Bluetooth earbuds for running can give you coaching, music, or a combination of both right in your ear while doing your exercise. The right earbuds will also make it more comfortable to have something in your ear and reduce the chance having them fall out while you are running. There are a variety of earbuds that stay in your ears by themselves, with wires that sit on the back of your neck, or with an over the ear design. These wireless earbuds give you a variety of options so you find the ones that are most comfortable for you....

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Ultimate Guide to the Best Weightlifting Shoes (for Olympic Lifting, Powerlifting, Crossfit, and Strength Training)

It used to be that if you needed to do something ‘active’, you would lace up your running shoes or a good pair of Chuck Taylor’s and that would be that — shoe problem solved. Enter 2016 and a hell of a lot has changed since then, especially when it comes to workout shoes. The market, or whatever forces are driving the hyperspecialization of products that cater to every niche, have determined that running shoes and Chuck’s — the staple workout shoes of yesteryear — are no longer good enough. Crossfit and a cultural obsession for pursuing fitness has...

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Ultimate Guide to Heart Rate Training: How to Use a Heart Rate Monitor

This is part one of our Ultimate Guide to Heart Rate Training for Fighters, a series of articles that covers exactly how to improve your conditioning work for MMA, Muay Thai, Boxing, BJJ (and other sports) by using a heart rate monitor. Here are the upcoming articles in this new series that will be published. How to Use a Heart Rate Monitor 101 (THIS article) Should You Train Anaerobically or Aerobically? How to Track Your Conditioning Progress with a Heart Rate Monitor Cardiac Output Training: Building Your Aerobic Base Improving Maximum Aerobic Power: VO2 Max Training Improving Aerobic Power...

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The Strength Training for Muay Thai Guide

There’s a lot of information about strength training for MMA right now, but very little in the way of Strength Training for Muay Thai out there. These article I wrote back in 2014 has been one of the more popular articles on our site. As of 2017, I’ve updated this article. Strength Training has an important, yet often under utilized, place in your Muay Thai training, no matter if you are just training for fun, fitness, or to fight. There’s a number of reasons why you might want to do strength training a couple times a week.   You can...

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Ultimate Guide to the Best Jump (Skipping) Ropes (2017 Edition)

I’m a HUGE fan of the jump rope (aka the ‘skipping rope’). So helping people find the best jump rope possible is something I’m interested in because it’s a topic I’m interested in myself and one I’ve spent a lot of time answering in my own search for the perfect skipping rope. I strongly feel jump rope training one of the best exercises out there. Not only does it build up your overall aerobic fitness, you can target specific conditioning like aerobic threshold work, Vo2 Max, and so on. Even better, while also working your conditioning, you can improve your...

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