Month: December 2015

Is Your Neck Strong Enough for Jiu Jitsu?

Andrew Raynor Don’t try this at home. [Disclaimer: for advanced martial artists only; never attempt strenuous neck exercises without the approval of your certified physician and please only practice neck strengthening techniques under the supervision of your BJJ instructor. This information is intended to help you develop the craft of Jiu Jitsu, not with choking […]

Programming Pitfalls: Shoulders

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor  Photo via iStock Exercise selection: Are you ready to do the exercises you are currently doing? Do you have the adequate mobility and motor control to do the exercise? Are you strong enough in a regressed exercise to be where you are? As an example, while I’m not a huge […]

Programming Pitfalls: Shoulders

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor  Photo via iStock Exercise selection: Are you ready to do the exercises you are currently doing? Do you have the adequate mobility and motor control to do the exercise? Are you strong enough in a regressed exercise to be where you are? As an example, while I’m not a huge […]

Programming Pitfalls: Shoulders

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor  Photo via iStock Exercise selection: Are you ready to do the exercises you are currently doing? Do you have the adequate mobility and motor control to do the exercise? Are you strong enough in a regressed exercise to be where you are? As an example, while I’m not a huge […]

Intelligent Training

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor  Kostya Tszyu training in 2005 – Credit: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images The most impressive martial artist — indeed, the most impressive athlete — I ever met was Kostya Tszyu. In over half a century I have had many different insights into the world of athletes and their trainers. I have viewed […]

Intelligent Training

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor  Kostya Tszyu training in 2005 – Credit: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images The most impressive martial artist — indeed, the most impressive athlete — I ever met was Kostya Tszyu. In over half a century I have had many different insights into the world of athletes and their trainers. I have viewed […]

Intelligent Training

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor  Kostya Tszyu training in 2005 – Credit: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images The most impressive martial artist — indeed, the most impressive athlete — I ever met was Kostya Tszyu. In over half a century I have had many different insights into the world of athletes and their trainers. I have viewed […]