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The Ultimate Guide How to Calculate & Track Conditioning

Welcome to part 2 of my Ultimate Guide to Heart Rate Training series. Part one introduced the heart rate monitor and covered how to use one. This article covers how to TEST and track your conditioning. How Do You Know Your Conditioning (Fitness) Is Actually Getting Better The answer is this: unless you are constantly testing and measuring it with quantifiable tests, you don’t. Tracking Your Conditioning is Extremely Important because it gives you the certainty that all the time and effort you are putting into improving your conditioning is actually working. Most people never bother to track their conditioning and...

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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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Conditioning 101: How to Dramatically Improve Your Aerobic Fitness (so you never gas out)

Welcome to my 9000 word guide on how to completely transform your aerobic fitness — the base fitness that allows you to recover quicker, go longer, and be more powerful during training, fighting, and sparring. Make sure you read my Intro to Energy Systems article — you’ll likely need it to understand how this all works. However, writing about energy systems and how to train them is complex — it’s not an easy topic to explain, teach, or even put into practice, and there are many different approaches and theories about how to go about it, with each theory...

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Muay Thai Conditioning 101: Intro to Your Energy Systems

Time to look at how to improve your Muay Thai fight endurance. This article has been a long time in coming (I’ve meant to write this series for almost a year now and I’ve been getting many requests from readers), but here it is. As the saying goes ‘better late than never.’ So sit down and grab some coffee because this series is going to be a long read — and oh so worth it! I guarantee you are going to want to read every word because it will change your approach to fitness and Muay Thai. So read on...

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