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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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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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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 [...]

  • Kristian Lexell’s Blog – What happens in Vegas.. I’ll tell to you guys

Kristian Lexell’s Blog – What happens in Vegas.. I’ll tell to you guys

Article by Kristian Lexell Right now me, Alex (Gustafsson), Papy (Abedi) and Andreas (Michael) is waiting for the first training for today. We arrived here late this Sunday and we’re staying here for 3 weeks. Alex and Papy is in camp for their fights at UFC On Fuel TV2 in Stockholm. I’m getting an early [...]

  • DB Strength - Strength & Conditioning for the Combat Athlete 2-DVD Set

DB Strength – Strength & Conditioning for the Combat Athlete 2-DVD Set

These TWO videos will provide you with the latest techniques necessary to take your combat strength and conditioning to the next level! We discuss cutting-edge exercises and drills and cover specific protocols for your ‘dynamic warm-up’, ‘explosive power’, ‘combat strength’, ‘mobility and flexibility’, hundreds of core and functional movements, and never before scene ‘metabolic conditioning circuits’ guaranteed to improve your overall performance. Uncover these proven methods and systems and maximize your potential. With a sport that is exploding in popularity, it is vital to have the most up-to-date information possible so that you can have the upper-hand against your competition. I firmly believe that incorporating strength training into your weekly routine will give you the advantage you need and help you achieve greatness. It is a crucial “piece of the puzzle” that will give you a competitive edge! [flv:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3kjLZDfzIY 460 292] […]

Partner Training: A Different Approach to MMA Strength & Conditioning

I had been working with an athlete for several weeks in a traditional one-on-one setting and recently began to notice that his strength, energy levels, and overall intensity were down. In a recent session, I could sense early on in our mobility work that he was just going through the motions. Perhaps my teaching cues and motivational lingo were not hitting home with him, or maybe he just had a fight with his girlfriend earlier that day about some Facebook photos his buddy posted of him from Friday night. Whatever the reason, the session started out poorly. Sensing that I was not connecting with him, I decided to join in the session and train alongside him. I definitely would not try this with every client and athlete; however, he is an experienced fighter, with excellent lifting technique, so I didn’t give this decision a second thought. As soon as we both started in on our jumping jacks during the dynamic warm-up, I immediately sensed a change in mood and effort. He was more attentive to my instructions, was working much harder, and he even started in with some friendly competitive banter. After what turned out to be one of his best strength and conditioning sessions to date, we got to talking about his morning. I found out that he had been dealing with some family issues earlier in the day. As soon as I heard that I immediately realized why his session had started out so poorly. His thoughts had become his actions and he just wasn’t there mentally. Your mind is a powerful thing and it influences everything you do. What’s going on “upstairs” allows you to utilize your physical skills to the best of your ability. […]

Coach’s Corner Doug Balzarini: “Had A Great Session Today!”

Coach Doug Balzarini’s DBStrength & Conditioning Class At Alliance MMA. […]

Rolando Perez: “Fighting February 20th, Come Check It Out!”

Rolando Perez Video Blog 1. Just got done with Coach Doug’s DBStrength & Conditioning Class At Alliance MMA. […]

Erin Beach: “We Train Had Everyday Here Baby, Just Look Out For Us”

Erin Beach Video Blog 1. We just got done with Coach Doug’s DBStrength & Conditioning Class At Alliance MMA. […]

Phil Davis: “We Got The Swedish Mauler In Today”

Phil Davis Video Blog 1. We just got done with Coach Doug’s DBStrength & Conditioning Class at Alliance MMA […]