Friday 17-02-17
17 February 2017

Friday 17-02-17

The Friday Papers  –

Currently re-reading and evaluating some of the excellent information in Dr Schleip & Dive Gitta Muller’s well known paper “Training principles for fascial connective tissues”. The paper is a great overview but digging down into the research there is a wealth of information…


Inspired words -

I love this quote. It speaks to connection training, to preparing the body and toughening the mind through hard work.

“The Purposed of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit”

Ueshiba Morihei

Foody Friday -

Blackcurrants look promising as an ergogenic aid! Specifically, New Zealand Blackcurrants:

“New Zealand blackcurrant has shown to be effective during exercise and recovery and is making headway as a new ergogenic aid with implications for active individuals enhancing the benefits of exercise performed for health, exercise training and competitive practice.”


From the world of MA’s – Roger Gracie returns to the mats

Legendary Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world champion and Pro MMA athlete Roger Gracie returns to the mats after many years focused on MMA. Roger is set to compete at the IBJJF Pro League against the likes of Marcus "Buchecha" Almeida & Andre Galvao… expect fireworks!


To check out …

We are going to use this weekly roundup to shine a light on some other guys out there innovating how martial artists and combat sports athletes are trained. Most of them are coming from a different place to MartialBody, but all are worth investigating! First on that list is Nick Curson over at speed of sport, this Coach has some great ideas (and more importantly Results!) and is training some very high level guys. Check him out on Instagram @speedofsport Also be sure to catch his podcast with Joe Rogan, found here

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