Standing Ab Movements to Build Your Squat and Deadlift
Standing Ab Movements to Build Your Squat and Deadlift
Get up from the floor. You squat and deadlift standing up, so the majority of your ab work should be standing.
Leverage Flyes
Leverage Flyes
These are a great way to add some stretching with slight loading to your program, or, you can add these to a long complex of Grappler movements using the bar or very light weights.
Leverage Overhead Squats
Leverage Overhead Squats
Perform these either with one or two hands, facing the grappler base or from the side as if you were at the top of the snatch.
Leverage Double Rotations
Leverage Double Rotations
The double bar version loads the rotation more and on this version I definitely prefer the natural rotation of the feet.
Leverage Front Squat
Leverage Front Squat
You can load these up quite heavy and this is a great way to not have to worry about balancing a barbell in front of you in an awkward
Leverage Rows
Leverage Rows
You'll need to add smaller plates here so the weights don't hit your legs
Leverage Snatches
Leverage Snatches
Those who enjoy oly lifts, this is a great way to perform 1 arm snatches.
Leverage One-Arm Pulls
Leverage One-Arm Pulls
Grab the sleeve for thick handle - grip work
1100 Pound Abs
1100 Pound Abs
The other day in the gym, the topic of ab training for strength came up. I figured there was nobody better to ask than 1100 pound squatter Matt Wenning.
 My Journey to the Grappler's Quest: Part 2
My Journey to the Grappler's Quest: Part 2
The nerves didn’t hit until I walked into the Las Vegas Sports Center for Friday night weigh-ins.
 My Journey to the Grappler's Quest: Part 1
My Journey to the Grappler's Quest: Part 1
Thud! Snap! Pop, pop! These were the first sounds I heard before I felt the searing pain of two dislocated ribs.
Time Under Tension for Grapplers & MMA Fighters Part II
Time Under Tension for Grapplers & MMA Fighters Part II
I still get goose bumps when I think of how John Smith, two time Olympic Gold Medalist was training when I attended his intensive wrestling camps.
Time Under Tension for MMA Fighters & Grapplers
Time Under Tension for MMA Fighters & Grapplers
There is a lot of confusion on how a fighter or grappler should train. Managing their time between training in the ring / mat and in the gym (or out of the gym) becomes important.
How Combat Athletes Can Effectively Use Kettlebells and the Grappler
How Combat Athletes Can Effectively Use Kettlebells and the Grappler
There have been many questions with regards to the use of The Grappler & Russian Kettlebells. I am going to discuss exactly how I train my athletes (mainly grapplers & football players) with these two tools.

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