I got asked about elevated splits squats today by someone that was asked by someone else to ask me about them

People do realise that I am an email away right? Well maybe not 🙂

Anyway….here was a video that I made for Eric of me coaching Eric. Watched it just before posting it here now…made me realise all the things I’ve improved in as a coach…still a work in progress though.

I bet Eric still knows how to do an elevated split squat though.


Fit to fight…fighting fit…fight training

I have been asked a lot about fight training lately. So as usual…as I am so lazy I thought I would take the easy way out and post some thousand year old videos of some fight specific conditioning work. Now let me just say this these are just sessions…just individual conditioning sessions in the midst of a holistic training program but I hope that you will get the idea.

I will post these videos and then expand on this post in more detail if and when I get the time.

A ‘mixed’ fight conditioning block

Another ‘mixed’ fight conditioning block

Here’s a complete session broken down into 3 parts

Upper Body Work

Lower Body Work

Full Body Work

So there you have it…this stuff is a million years old and still way before its time even now 🙂

Knee Care

Firstly, I am going to get back to my ‘fighting’ series. I’ve just been busy with my day to day and night to night job.

I thought I would put this old video up as I’ve had a lot of questions lately about how an old man like me looks after himself.

Well…more than ever now I focus on my mobility and stability work…looking after myself is of primary importance and what it has meant is that I’ve had no where near the decrement in performance that some people seem to think I should have had in my ever increasing years.

Maintaining my mobility and stability has meant that I am consistently able to ‘display’ my strength and my conditioning.

This is a really important topic and one that I will return to in the future but hopefully just reading this will get you all thinking.

In short…think what a bad knee or ankle means to your running performance…what it means to say the result of your 3km time…all the cardio in the world matter for naught if you can’t use it.

What about a bad elbow or shoulder? All the strength in the world won’t help your bench if your injury/issue stops you from displaying it.

Anyway…I’ve got to run…literally 🙂

Shoulder Mobility and Stability Work

Sorry for the delay in getting around to the next part/post in the series on taking up fighting. I’ve actually just been busy with my real work this last couple of weeks but I have some time off this week and I’ll get a new post up dealing with the considerations, issues and options with regards to physical training for martial arts.

I thought I would put this video up to buy some time and because I’ve had a few emails about why shoulder mobility and stability work is important and some of those issues are discussed in this video.