Stuff to Read Today: 4 of Our Favorite Articles That We Found This Week

By Corey Beasley

If you want to improve at anything, you have to constantly evolve, learn, grow and adapt.  The goal of this site is to showcase programs, exercises, workouts, and other tips to help our readers improve their workouts.  With all of the nonsense that's around the net, we try to filter out the noise and bring you guys the best info. Below are 4 really great articles that some of our friends posted this week.

Three Reasons why Ronda Rousey Wins

by Max Shank

Max Shank walks us through 3 reasons why Ronda Rousey is so successful in the cage.

Circuit Training with a Purpose

by Mike Perry

To be honest, I’ve never really been a big fan of circuit training. Sure, it has its place, but if you are simply picking 5-6 exercises and performing them in a :30 on, :30 off fashion, you’re probably missing the boat.

Altitude Training Masks: Helpful or Hyperbole?

by James Darley

The altitude-training mask — we’ve all seen them popping up across the country, from high-end performance facilities, to standard commercial gyms, and, of course, to our Instagram feeds. Athletes, weekend warriors, and bros are all donning this mask to achieve similar goals: increase their performance while simultaneously doing their best “Bane impression.” Bane jokes aside, the question is, do altitude-training masks actually increase performance, or do they slowly add to dysfunction?

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5 Exercises to Develop More Stability, Strength and Power with Your Hips

by Naveed Shan

The glutes are an incredibly powerful group of muscles, yet they’re often neglected in standard strength training programs.  MMA is a highly versatile sport, and the glutes are heavily activated in most important actions in an MMA. The glutes contract forcefully when standing up and striking, during take downs and throws, and even with escapes and submissions. As you can see, it is advantageous for a fighter to possess strong, powerful, and well-conditioned glutes.

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