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Why you should never let someone drill on you...

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Why you should never let someone drill on you...

If you know me, you know I don't drill and I'm not a big fan of the procedural style learning! To cut a long story short, whenever you repeat a technique or sequence of techniques, you are programming your body to not only remember, but to execute that exact same pattern whenever you're in that same environment. So when you're drilling with a training partner there has to be a give and take. To elaborate, one partner is executing the move and one is allowing the move to be executed on himself. This has many detrimental elements to it. Not...

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Are concepts more powerful than techniques? Applying the 80/20 principle to jiu jitsu.

Are concepts more powerful than techniques? Applying the 80/20 principle to jiu jitsu.

There is no right or wrong technique. Jiu jitsu is an art, and art is subjective to the viewer. You cannot say Leonardo da Vinci's technique was any more correct than my local artist, because it is simply his preference. His solution to an equation. Now let's get back to jiu jitsu. A technique is simply one persons solution for a particular equation. But! Jiu jitsu is unlike any static mathematical equation you've seen before, it's far more complex. It's closer to advanced algebra. Imagine a mathematical equation that is self aware. Aware not only of itself but also of...

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3 Tips You Need To Know Before Dieting

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3 Tips You Need To Know Before Dieting

I've spent the last 10 years of my life competing in various sports professionally, and in my time I've tried almost every type of diet and training style there is. The most interesting part of this is everyone has their own formula to success, like the old (gruesome) saying ‘there are many ways to skin a cat’. Of course I don't know any of them literally, I prefer dogs! But every expert will tell you this diet or workout is better, and the truth is you can lose weight doing almost anything -- even heroin (DON'T) -- but for obvious reasons...

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3 tips on how to burn fat while on the run.

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3 tips on how to burn fat while on the run.

1) Avoid situations where you may be tempted by junk food by always being prepared. Its hard toCrave junk food if you're already full of good food! If I'm going to a party where I know will be junk food. I bring my own healthy food. And I eat it regularly to avoid any chance of temptation.2) If you have no other choice apart from junk food, be smart! Eat a burger without the buns. Don't go for the full meal with extra fries and a shake. Have a burger with extra patties and no buns. They will often have...

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The SECRET to getting a SIX PACK

The SECRET to getting a SIX PACK

When I was younger all I ever wanted was a six pack. I remember mum buying an Ab Roller after watching an informercial. It was promoted as a way to get a ripped six pack without hurting your back. I spent every night from then on doing at least 1000 sit ups on this stupid Ab-Roller and got nothing apart from some mild head spins. In fact It wasn't until I was 27 years old that I first got a real six pack and it had nothing to do with that Ab-Roller. What I didn't realise at the time was...

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