Get Physical’s Top 10 Articles of 2013

by Corey Beasley

2013 has been quite a year!

We have been fortunate enough to have some really great coaches contribute, each bringing their own perspective and training secrets to the table.

Although all the articles and videos have been great, I decided to showcase the top 10 articles of 2013.

The results were basically decided by you, the readers and everyone that helped spread the word about

Here are the Top 10 Most Popular Articles of 2013

#10 - Advanced MMA Workout Routines from Josh Henkin’s DVRT Program

There aren't very many people that work as hard as Josh.  He has been working tirelessly for years developing a killer product, with an equally imporessive system to back it up.  His Ultimate Sandbag training system has become a staple in our gym and really challenges the body in some unique ways.

#9 - 10 Chain Exercises Guaranteed to Develop Massive Strength and Mental Toughness

Heavy chains have become a staple at our gym.  They provide a smooth resistance for walks, runs, drags, crawling and more, but don't let the simplicity fool you.  These are some of the toughest, effective exercises that we have ever used.  Perfect for developing real world strength and a huge gas tank.

#8 - 5 Unconventional Strength Training Exercises for MMA Fighters, BJJ, and Other Combat Athletes

I still see loads of guys checking into the local corporate gym to lift weights, which is great, but we decided to share some exercises that you don't typically see in bodybuilding mags.  These are 5 unconventional exercises that are guaranteed to get you stronger.

#7 - 6 Kettlebell Exercises for MMA Strength and Conditioning

When it comes to kettlebell training, Mike Mahler is one of the best.  In this post, Mike breaks down 6 of his favorite drills and exercises that he uses in his workouts and with his athletes.

#6 - 3 Types of Conditioning That Every Combat Athlete Needs to Perform at Their Best

A lot of athletes and their coaches seem to think that every workout needs to be the same.  Work as hard as you can and then go home.  This type of training has spun out of control over the last 10 years, resulting in overtraining, injuries and poor performances.  In this article we discuss using a variety of conditioning drills and workouts that help you stay healthy and perform when you need to.  Smarter, not harder.

#5 - 3 Killer Grip Training Variations to Develop “Man Strength”

Taylor Ramsdell hit a home run with this grip training article.  He showcases 3 of his favorite grip training exercises to build "man strength".

#4 - 20+ Drills and Exercises to Make You a Stronger, Healthier Fighter

You’re Only As Strong As Your Weakest Link and as many of you know, injuries can sideline a career and postpone fights.  Over the years, we have developed some drills and exercises to keep our athletes healthy, moving, training, and performing at their best.

#3 - 7 Tips on Cutting Weight, Fueling Up and Getting Lean For Your Next Fight

If you want to compete at the highest levels, then you have to get your food right.  Eating the right foods helps you feel better, recover faster and last longer during competition.   Bottom line:  get it's how.

#2 - The BEST Fighters Do What Needs To Be Done…Not Always What They Feel Like Doing

Everyone should read this one twice...think about 2013 and then read it again.  All of us procrastinate on stuff, but the best fighters do what is necessary.  This consistency adds up over weeks, months and years until they are magically considered the best in the world.

#1 - 10 Exercises to Build Grip Strength For Fighters, MMA, Wrestlers, BJJ and other Combat Athletes

Grip strength is essential for combat athletes.  Most of you have probably rolled with someone who had a controlling grip and it probably through you off, to say the least.  Grip strength can help you control your opponent and win fights.  Plus its bad ass.  Enough said.

So there you have it...the top 10 , most popular articles and 2013.

We have a ton of cool stuff planned for 2014, so stay tuned!

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