Hey gang, Doug here with DB Strength down at Alliance Training Center. Today I'm going to show you a torso rotation exercise that I like a lot â€“ primarily for the mid-section, but itâ€™s working really full body. One reason I like the Torso Rotation, a lot of times when people train they just train [...]
Hey guys, Doug here with DB Strength down at Alliance Training Center. Today I'm going to show you the deadlift, which is one of my favorite exercises, both for the everyday client and for the combat athlete as well. One reason I love the deadlift so much is itâ€™s really a full body exercise, so itâ€™s a compound lift. Itâ€™s one of those exercises where you get a lot of bang for your buck. I love it for the grip component â€“ obviously MMA, grappling, those sorts of sports, grip is a huge component of the game. Itâ€™s a pulling movement, so if you're trying to control your opponent, pull them into your guard, keep them right against the cage, things like that, that pulling strength is paramount. The deadlift is one of the best exercises for that.
Article by: Doug Balazarini In order to continue to grow and learn more about the field of health and fitness, Iâ€™m always reading, studying, watching DVDs, and attending conferences & workshops. Iâ€™m also doing my best to connect with like-minded professionals. Iâ€™ve learned so much from trainers and coaches who specialize in one area or [...]
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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 FXâ€™s â€œThe Ultimate Fighter Live,â€ 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 [...]
Watch as UFC Fighter Vitor Belfort trains alongside Dominick Cruz, Ross Pearson, Wilson Reis, Mike Chandler, AJ Matthews, and the rest of Alliance MMA.
Week 8 started a little roughâ€¦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 â€œplayground trainingâ€â€¦hoping it will be published in the [...]
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 longâ€¦.fortunately, we have passed [...]
Watch Coach Doug Balzarini take on the UFC Champion Dominick Cruz, Bellator Veteran Wilson Reis, and UFC Fighter Phil Davis
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 [...]
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 â€œhomeworkâ€ done. We are pretty much in a solid routine at this pointâ€¦good [...]
Article by Coach Doug Balzarini Monday Like the previous weeks, this week began on Monday in San Diego with my â€œgeneral populationâ€ 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 [...]
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 â€“ who once estimated he consumed roughly 10,000 calories a day. Back [...]
Article By Strength & Conditioning Coach Doug Balzarini Week 3 was another great week. They are long grinds, but I wouldnâ€™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 [...]
Doug Balzarini Update From Las Vegas: What Is UFC Champion Dominick Cruz Eating? Click Here For more info on Doug Balzarini and his Strength & Conditioning Training Program For The Combat Athlete
Aricle by Doug Balzarini As Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) continues to grow in popularity, so do the methods and techniques used to help the MMA athletes reach their full potential. Coaches are realizing that their athletes must have a complete well-rounded program that covers not only their specialty; but many other aspects as well. One [...]
Power is king. Improve your power and dominate your competition with these simple and effective movements. In this 6-part series, I will briefly explain the essential pieces that comprise a complete strength and conditioning program for a MMA athlete. The six components are: 1. Dynamic Warm-Up 2. Explosive Movements 3. MMA-Specific Resistance Training 4. Flexibility [...]
Why do one exercise when you can do two? Back-to-back exercises with TRX will help increase your strength and power endurance. As mentioned in previous articles, the TRX suspension trainer is used in all of my training programs. Over time, Iâ€™ve seen its effectiveness when incorporating interchanging sequences, which why Iâ€™m sharing the list below. [...]
www.DBstrength.com Clip of a recent "play" day down at Mission Bay... The goal? Get around the apparatus without touching the ground. Great grip strength training routine. A possible 'American Ninja Warrior' tryout in my future...
Quick clip with UFC athlete Brandon Vera showing a full body circuit using the TRX suspension trainer and the RIP trainer down at Alliance Training Center.