Three tips for staying safe on your return to the gym

Three tips for staying safe on your return to the gym

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!

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The Importance Of A Training Coach For Muay Thai Beginners

The Importance Of A Training Coach For Muay Thai Beginners

The following article was submitted to Fight Quality by Tyler Read from ptpioneer.com.

Muay Thai which is commonly referred to as the “art of eight limbs” is best learned from a training coach. The martial art is best known for its tremendous power, maximum efficiency, and raw simplicity. 

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Common Training Injuries And How To Treat Them – Ankle Sprains

Common Training Injuries And How To Treat Them - Ankle Sprains

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.

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5 Major Benefits of Joining a Gym – Albert Guardado

5 Major Benefits of Joining a Gym - Albert Guardado

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.

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Six Explosive Exercises To Add To Your Strength And Conditioning Routine

Six Explosive Exercises To Add To Your Strength And Conditioning Routine

Fighting is all about applying explosive strength and power to your opponent’s chin, but how do you maximise that power? Here are six exercises you can incorporate into your strength and conditioning program to help maximise your explosive power.

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Common Training Injuries and How To Treat Them – ACL Tear

Common Training Injuries and How To Treat Them - ACL Tear

You’re sparring in the ring or cage, just moving round, and you quickly change direction to create an angle on your opponent. That’s when you feel a sudden and severe pain from your knee. Or you’re in a fight and your opponent lands a heavy leg kick against the side of your knee, and the pain sends you down to the canvas. Unfortunately you’ve just found out what it’s like to tear your ACL.

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Common Training Injuries and How to Treat Them – Boxer’s Fracture

Common Training Injuries and How to Treat Them - Boxer's Fracture

You’ve been boxing for a while, you’re really enjoying it and you feel like you know what you’re doing in the gym. Everything’s starting to flow and as your techniques getting better you start ramping up the power. One day you’re dropping bombs on that crazy heavy punch bag and bang, pain shoots through your hand and by the time you take your glove off it’s starting to swell and change colour. Say hello to your new boxer’s fracture.

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How to prepare for your first Muay Thai camp – Darren Mitchell

How to prepare for your first Muay Thai camp - Darren Mitchell

The following article was submitted to Fight Quality by Darren Mitchell from bestmuaythaiboxing.com.

Attending a Muay Thai camp is a great way to sharpen your Thai boxing skills, and is also an exciting and challenging all-round experience. Over days (or even weeks) you will be pushed to you physical and mental limits as you train every aspect of Muay Thai alongside seasoned Thai fighters and coaches.

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What Types of Punch Bags Are There?

What Types of Punch Bags Are There?

We recently wrote about Why Heavy Bags Are Useful for Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and other combat sports, so we decided it would be a good time to cover the many different types of punch bag which exist, and why most of them have slightly different purposes.

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Why Are Heavy Bags Useful for Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and other combat sports?

Why Are Heavy Bags Useful for Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and other combat sports?

If you’ve ever found yourself in a Boxing, Kickboxing, MMA or Muay Thai gym, then there’s a strong chance you’ll have seen the imposing line of heavy bags hanging along the edge of the room. Often worn on the outside, but still standing up to the regular punishment, waiting for you to give it your hardest shot.

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5 Fighter Gifts Under £20 – What To Buy For Boxers, MMA Fighters, Kickboxers And Muay Thai Fighters

What on earth do you buy for someone who only ever thinks about training? You could buy them some new equipment, but unless they know exactly what they want then that could be a risky decision – especially if you’re someone who doesn’t train at all! It’s probably best to avoid buying gear unless your budget is a bit higher and you know what you’re looking for, so then what should you buy?

Well we’ve decided to help out a bit, by sticking together a list of some pretty cool things which most fighters would appreciate.

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Protein Is A Key To MMA Success – Greg Morrison

Protein Is A Key To MMA Success - Greg Morrison Wheelhouse Nutrition

The following article was submitted to Fight Quality by Greg Morrison, owner of Wheelhouse Nutrition.

Mixed martial arts, or MMA, has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. It is a sport that is intense in training because of the many combat disciplines that comprise mixed martial arts.

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Best Reviews and Articles of 2016

Best Reviews and Articles of 2016

Here at Fight Quality we’ve had a brilliant year, releasing a shed-load of reviews, plenty of interesting posts, interviews, guides and even a few competitions!

We release content several times a week, so we decided we’d round up and present to you some of the best content released over the last year!

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Headgear safety and the sexism debate

Headgear safety and the sexism debate

The importance of headgear in boxing has been a bit of a debate over the last few years, with the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) and the Olympics both seeming to favour the removal of headgear. But why? Surely protection is there for a reason, right?

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Common Training Injuries and How to Treat Them – Tendonitis

Common Training Injuries and How to Treat Them - Tendonitis

Tendonitis is the common name for a range of different injuries that can be caused to the tendons of the bodies various muscles – the strong cords of tissue that connect the muscle and the skeleton, and are needed to move the bones and joints when the muscles contract and relax.

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Common Training Injuries and How to Treat Them – Shin Splints

Common Training Injuries and How to Treat Them - Shin Splints

Maybe you’ve just starting training, you’ve been to a few classes and decided to start running to up your cardio. Maybe you’re a fighter and you’ve ramped up your running to get ready for a fight. Either way, you’ve been running for a while and you get this pain shooting down the front of your lower leg, and it turns your run from what could have been a personal best into a painful hobble.

Welcome to the world of shin splints.

 
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The Difference Between Fast and Slow Twitch Muscle Fibres in Combat Sports

The Difference Between Fast and Slow Twitch Muscle Fibres in Combat Sports

I’m sure you’ve heard at various different times in your training about muscle fibres, and more specifically ‘fast twitch’ and ‘slow twitch’ muscle fibres, and the importance of training specifically to develop each type. But what the hell are the different types of muscle fibre? This article is going to run through the two different types, what they do and how to develop them and most importantly what ones you want to develop to help improve your martial arts.

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