A skipping rope is an extremely versatile training tool. Small enough to pack any time your traveling its the easiest way to get in work on the move. Despite this, skipping can be incredibly challenging and really push your cardio to another level. There’s a reason skipping has been a training tool for fighters for generations. Alongside developing cardio fitness it improves other aspects of your skills like footwork and rythmn. From black and white video of Muhammed Ali swinging a leather rope to 20 minute long Muay Thai warm ups you find ropes in every gym. However, like all training, not having a plan before you can set you up for a rubbish time. Thankfully Fight Quality is here to help and we’ve listed our favourite ways to utilise skipping to improve your cardio. Read on and find out our favourite ways to approach our skipping sessions.Continue reading Skipping for Cardio: Fight Quality’s Favourite Approaches
Training at a gym is always ideal, but sometimes it’s far more convenient to get those hours of training in at home. If you’ve got the space, you might be considering setting up a home gym. We wanted to help you out with some tips on home boxing equipment.Continue reading Home Boxing Equipment – What You Need To Train Boxing At Home
You’re going hard in sparring, working with someone bigger than you to get ready for an upcoming fight. Or maybe you’re having the fight, with small gloves being swung hard back and forth. Suddenly your guard drops lower than it should as you throw a punch and you catch a counter hook right on the edge of your eye socket. There’s a lot of pain and some quick swelling, you might get double vision or your eye might bulge right out. Welcome to your new orbital fracture.Continue reading Common Training Injuries and How to Treat Them – Orbital Fracture
Gyms may still be shut and the country locked down (at least here in the UK) but with the vaccine rollout underway there’s some light starting to show at the end of the tunnel. We know many of you might have found ways to keep training throughout the pandemic, you might have started working on improving other aspects of your training or, like us, you might have spent a bit too much time sitting on the sofa watching movies.Continue reading Returning to Running After a Training Break
Here at FQ we firmly believe that martial arts are for everyone. You can find a million motivational quotes about how martial arts teach you so much, but there’s truth behind them – it’s more than just a way to get in great shape.Continue reading Five Top Tips For Martial Arts Beginners
What do tennis players, weightlifters and fighters have in common? Grunting really loudly as they hit (or lift) stuff.Continue reading Why Do Fighters Grunt While They Train?
We’re sure you, like all of us at FQ, were really pleased to hear the news that gyms were starting to reopen in the UK this week – our itchy knuckles have been dying to hit some stuff for too long!Continue reading Three tips for staying safe on your return to the gym
With constant dramatic headlines, the sudden realisation of how often you touch your face and the fact you can’t buy a roll of toilet paper anywhere it’s easy to feel like the apocalypse is inbound at the moment. Statistically if you’re someone reading this you’re fit, healthy and exercise regularly, so are likely to be in the lower risk categories but you’re also likely to know people who are at higher risk from the virus and we’re assuming you’re going to want to try and not pass it on to them. If everyone stays calm (anyone with a garage full off loo roll we’re looking at you) and does their part to stop the spread we can help reduce the load on health services, stop vulnerable people from contracting coronavirus and make sure society doesn’t grind to a halt.Continue reading Training Around Coronavirus
You throw a leg kick, it connects beautifully as always, but when you return to your stance you land awkwardly and roll over you ankle. It hurts, a lot. Welcome to your new ankle sprain! Ankle sprains are pretty common in everyday life, not just sports, but sudden changes of direction and turning to throw punches and kicks definitely increases the likelihood that you might end up twisting your ankle.Continue reading Common Training Injuries And How To Treat Them – Ankle Sprains
New year, new you, amiright? One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to get in shape and start going to the gym – there’s a reason for all the busy gym memes filling up our instagram feed. Martial arts are definitely a great way to get yourself into the shape of your life, and you’re more likely to stick to your resolution if you’re having fun and learning a new skill too.Continue reading Quick Tips on Finding a Martial Arts Gym
We all know that learning the proper fancy techniques are the most fun – who doesn’t love learning to throw spinning shit? But, as many times as you hear it, basics are what win fights, so basics should be 90% or more of what you train and use.Continue reading Five Basic Boxing Combos To Use In Sparring
You’re smashing in training, eating right and putting plenty of strength and conditioning work but are you making sure your recovery is on point? If you want to maximise your performance you have to make sure that you’re putting your body in a position to perform at its best time and time again. So because FQ have always got your back we’ve put together a list of five recovery methods you can incorporate into your training program.Continue reading Five Recovery Methods to Improve Your Performance
If you’ve just started Muay Thai you might have seen the more experienced guys in the gym hammering heavy kicks into the bag or pads, but when you tried to do the same it was just plain painful.Continue reading The Truth about Shin Conditioning
The following article was submitted to Fight Quality by Darren Mitchell from bestmuaythaiboxing.com.
Pounding the pavement is an essential part of Muay Thai training, and something you need to do consistently if you want to stay fighting fit.Continue reading A Look at a Professional Muay Thai Fighter Running Program – Darren Mitchell
The following article was submitted to Fight Quality by infinitudefight.com.
When it comes to boxing, a lot of people think it is a crude sport. The fact is, that could not be further from the truth. There is nothing crude in boxing if you truly get to know the sport. From the styles that beguile the audience to the techniques that take years of practice to master, boxing is as intricate a sport as it gets. It takes a lot of effort to bring together elements and components that lead to the enhancement of skill in boxing. One such element is the use of boxing equipment that suits your style of boxing and makes it easier for you to train.Continue reading Custom Boxing Equipment: More than Just Style
You’ve been training for a while, started learning your basic techniques and how to put a combo together, done some drilling and now it’s time to test your skills in real time. Get the big gloves out, its sparring time:Continue reading Beginner Sparring Tips
As a beginner the first time you spar is likely to be one of the moments that you question if the sport is right for you, as even people who have just a few months more experience than you seem able to pick you apart at will. A massive part of this is that you’re just not used to the situation and are more prone to tensing up and flinching away from incoming shots.
We all know that learning the proper fancy techniques are the most fun – who doesn’t love learning to throw spinning shit? But, as many times as you hear it, basics are what win fights, so basics should be 90% or more of what you train and use.Continue reading Five Basic Kickboxing Combos To Use In Sparring
Martial Arts like Karate, Jiu Jitsu and Taekwondo all have set uniforms to wear – but what do you wear if your combat sport doesn’t have any set rules?Continue reading What Tops Should You Wear For Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and Other Combat Sports?
The following article was submitted to Fight Quality by Albert Guardado from Combat Brands, LLC and ringside.com.
Are your clothes fitting a little bit too tight nowadays? Maybe stress has you down and out? How about people who are just looking for a new hobby? If you’ve been considering joining a gym for some time now, we are here to tell you that you should stop thinking about it and take action.Continue reading 5 Major Benefits of Joining a Gym – Albert Guardado