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  • Alliance MMA Pro Team - Strength and Conditioning Part 1 *VIDEO*

Alliance MMA Pro Team – Strength and Conditioning Part 1 *VIDEO*

Alliance MMA in Chula Vista, CA has TEN fighters all going to The UFC in December... Follow DOJO.TV as we track the progress of the number one MMA Team in the world and their quest for MMA glory in December. Ten fighters, one team, one goal...

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Couple Kettlebell Moves *VIDEO*

Kettlebells are a “must have” tool in my opinion. Strength, endurance, power, mobility, stability; they really are a “one stop shop”. Regardless of what your fitness goals are, the kettlebell is a tool that can help you get there. There are thousands of exercises, drills, and variations out there when it comes to using the [...]

Interview with John Boesky for MMA Conditioning Association *VIDEO*

Article by: Doug Balazarini In order to continue to grow and learn more about the field of health and fitness, I’m always reading, studying, watching DVDs, and attending conferences & workshops. I’m also doing my best to connect with like-minded professionals. I’ve learned so much from trainers and coaches who specialize in one area or [...]

  • STRENGTH & CONDITIONING WORKSHOP At Alliance Training Center in San Diego

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING WORKSHOP At Alliance Training Center in San Diego

NEW content included for the first time!! Approved for 0.4 NSCA CEU’s! Get an exclusive inside look at how top UFC athletes prepare for a fight! This 4-hour interactive workshop is both lecture and hands-on and is designed to show you all phases of a complete strength & conditioning program for fighters. WHERE: Alliance Training [...]

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Recent Strength & Conditioning Session at Alliance *VIDEO*

Article by Doug Balzarini I’m blessed to be able to work with some amazing athletes on a weekly basis. I handle the majority of the strength and conditioning for the fight team down at Alliance Training Center in Chula Vista. Here’s a quick clip showing a couple exercises we use to help our athletes improve [...]

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“Walk” Your Way to Better Abs

Article by Coach Doug Balzarini Want a rock solid mid-section? Get walking with these core exercises… Both in my own personal workouts, and in the training programs of my professional athletes, walking movements have emerged as a staple. Not my overweight client, my beginning client, or my just coming off an injury client, but rather [...]

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World-Renowned Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Coach Doug Balzarini Joins MMA Conditioning Association Faculty

Article by WEBWIRE Well-known for his toughness and smarts in serving as assistant coach for Team Cruz on FX’s “The Ultimate Fighter Live,” world-renowned mixed martial arts and strength coach Doug Balzarini has joined the faculty of the Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Association (MMACA). In his new role, Balzarini will provide weekly video training for [...]

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TUF Love: The Ultimate Fighter: LIVE Experience – Coach Doug Balzarini

Article By Coach Dog Balzarini Even though I recapped every one of my 12-week experience (Start here), I wanted to share some final thoughts. I’ve been home for a week now and, while I’ve been going non-stop with client training, meetings, and moving to a new apartment; I thought it would be interesting to look [...]

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MMA Legend Vitor Belfort Training With Dominick Cruz & The Rest Of Alliance MMA in Las Vegas

Watch as UFC Fighter Vitor Belfort trains alongside Dominick Cruz, Ross Pearson, Wilson Reis, Mike Chandler, AJ Matthews, and the rest of Alliance MMA.

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The Ultimate Fighter LIVE Week 8 – TEAM CRUZ Strength & Conditioning Coach Doug Balzarini

Week 8 started a little rough…we woke up with no running water on Sunday morning. Pipes burst in the complex so we were shower-less for the day. With no practices scheduled in the morning, I worked on my computer and finished up an article for EliteFTS on “playground training”…hoping it will be published in the [...]

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The Ultimate Fighter LIVE Week 7 – TEAM CRUZ Coach Doug Balzarini

Monday was a full day of training clients in San Diego. I finished up with my last client around 5:30pm. It was great to catch up with my home clients and see how they were doing with their health and fitness. I truly do hate being away from them for so long….fortunately, we have passed [...]

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Strength & Conditioning Coach Fights Dominick Cruz, Phil Davis & Wilson Reis *VIDEO*

Watch Coach Doug Balzarini take on the UFC Champion Dominick Cruz, Bellator Veteran Wilson Reis, and UFC Fighter Phil Davis

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The Ultimate Fighter LIVE Week 6 – TEAM CRUZ Coach Doug Balzarini

Another long week in the books! I woke up early Sunday and hit up a neighborhood park for a kettlebell workout with some hills sprints mixed in. I recently signed up for the RKC workshop so I really need to start grooving the kettlebell movements. After the workout, I relaxed by the pool for a [...]

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The Ultimate Fighter LIVE Week 5 – TEAM CRUZ Coach Doug Balzarini

It was definitely nice to stay out in Vegas and not have to deal with the long drive this week. I miss not getting back to work with my San Diego clients but I know they are working hard and getting their “homework” done. We are pretty much in a solid routine at this point…good [...]

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The Ultimate Fighter LIVE Week 4 – TEAM CRUZ Strength & Conditioning Coach Doug Balzarini

Article by Coach Doug Balzarini Monday Like the previous weeks, this week began on Monday in San Diego with my “general population” clients. This week I decided to fly back Tuesday morning so I was able to relax on Monday night and not have to sit in the car for 5 hours. The flight is [...]

  • Doug Balzarini's Strength & Conditioning: Alliance MMA at Throwdown In Las Vegas

Ross Pearson, Mike Easton, Scott Heckman, Alex Garcia and Alliance MMA at Throwdown In Las Vegas: Doug Balzarini’s Strength & Conditioning

Coach Doug Balzarini preparing Alliance MMA. See how Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Ross Pearson, Mike Easton, Scott Heckman, Alex Garcia, Alantez Fox and Matt are preparing for their fights!

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Eat Like The Dominator – Dominick Cruz On Food

Article By Frank Curreri Dominick Cruz: Fights at 135 Pounds; Eats 5,000 Calories a Day Tony Mandarich. One of the greatest offensive linemen in college history. And... arguably the biggest bust in the NFL draft history. A bear of a man -- 310-pounds – who once estimated he consumed roughly 10,000 calories a day. Back [...]

  • The Ultimate Fighter Week 3 - TEAM CRUZ Strength & Conditioning Coach Doug Balzarini

The Ultimate Fighter Week 3 – TEAM CRUZ Strength & Conditioning Coach Doug Balzarini

Article By Strength & Conditioning Coach Doug Balzarini Week 3 was another great week. They are long grinds, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Like last week, I was in San Diego on Monday training clients. I truly enjoy working with so many different populations; it challenges me and keeps me on task [...]

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Coach Doug Balzarini The Ultimate Fighter Update: Week 2

Week 2 began in San Diego. I trained 6 of my clients on Monday and then hit the road back to Vegas around 6:30pm. Tuesday Tuesday morning started at 8am with veggie omelets (my specialty) and then we went to the TUF set at 9am for the first of our two daily training sessions with [...]

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Coach Doug Balzarini The Ultimate Fighter Update: My First Week!

Every week or so I plan to share a couple thoughts and experiences I had while out in Las Vegas for the MMA reality show, “The Ultimate Fighter”. For me, week 1 began on Tuesday (3/6) when I made the extremely windy drive out to Sin City first thing in the morning. I got settled [...]