Top 5 Podcasts from 2017

By Corey Beasley

2017 was an incredible year for Fight Camp Conditioning.  We've been fortunate to talk with dozens of top coaches, so we can learn more about how they prepare their athletes for competition.  Below, you'll find 5 of our most popular episodes from 2017.

1.  Tap Into the Flow State with C. Wilson Meloncelli

podcast for mmaHave you ever competed and felt like time stood still? Your focus was on point, your mind was quiet, your opponent moved in slow motion and you felt like you were invincible.  Some people call it flow, in the zone or similar. Research has found a 300% – 500% improvement in skill while in the FLOW STATE. Muscle reaction time speeds up.  lateral thinking & problem solving skills accelerate… Allowing you to find ways out of moves, that were previously blind to you!

C Wilson Meloncelli – Flow State Performance Coach. An International trainer of professional athletes, ex British Champion in Podcasts for MMA Strength Training and an Author.  Martial Art instructor in Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Martial Arts, Silat, Muay Thai and a Purple belt in Brazilian Jujitsu.  Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming Hypnotherapy and Ireca Energy Practitioner.

Download Full Episode w/ Wilson Here


2.  Carmen Bott Discusses How She Trains Elite Wrestlers

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • Mallory_Velte_2The Demands of the Sport
  • Why Are Wrestler’s Unique?
  • Common Weak Links that Need to Be Addressed
  • Assessing Wrestlers to Determine Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Off Season Training Plans
  • How to Use Different Types of Workouts
  • Working Hard Versus Training Smart
  • and more!

Coach Carmen Bott is a strength and conditioning coach in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She sees athletes privately and also works as a Performance Consultant for Wrestling Canada. She specializes in physical preparation for both combative and collision sport athletes.

Download Full Episode w/ Carmen Here


3.  Brett Bartholomew Breaks Down His Strategies for Training Elite podcast for MMA Fighters

In This Episode, We Discuss:

  • Podcasts for MMA Strength TrainingCommon Mistakes of MMA Strength Training
  • Prioritizing Sessions
  • 4 Pillars of MMA Strength Training
  • Understanding Conditioning for MMA
  • Coordinating with Other Coaches
  • and More!


Brett Bartholomew is a strength and conditioning coach, author, consultant, and founder of the performance coaching and consulting company, Bartholomew Strength. His experience includes working with collegiate teams, professional teams, businesses, and individual clients. Taken together, Brett has coached a diverse range of athletes from across 23 sports at levels ranging from youths to Olympians. He’s supported Super Bowl and World Series Champions, along with several professional fighters, including those competing in the UFC. He has also worked with members of the United States Special Forces community. His coaching and speaking has spanned the globe, from China to Brazil and numerous other stops in between.

Download Full Episode w/ Brett Here


4.  Andrew Read Explains How Posture Affects Our Neck, Shoulders, Elbows and Grip

In this episode we discuss:

  • Podcasts for MMA Strength Training5 factors for healthy shoulders
  • Exercises to improve posture
  • Understanding elbow pain
  • How much is training is enough
  • and more.

We hear a lot about posture, but how does it really affect our strength and performance?  Many grapplers and fighters struggle with shoulder, neck, elbow and finger pains, but what is actually causing it?  Coach Andrew Read walks us through his thought process when it comes to improving posture, shoulder function and grip strength.

Download Full Episode w/ Andrew Here


5.  Cutting Weight for Combat Sports w/ Tony Ricci

Inside this Episode, we discuss:

  • Podcasts for MMA Strength TrainingUsing Bodyfat, hydration, BMR to plan
  • Developing a plan of attack for making weight
  • Organizing a training schedule
  • Nutritional protocols
  • The importance of nutritional density
  • Nutrition software to help you track habits
  • Fight week strategies
  • Post weigh in hydration and fuel

Tony is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology and Metabolism at LIU in Brooklyn. He is a fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, serves on the Science Advisory Board for Dymatize Nutrition and the founder of Fightshape Int’l. He has trained in multidisciplinary fight sports for 38 years. Tony has been in fight performance coaching and nutrition for 21 years. He has worked with scores of professional fighters in his career including 9 top 10 ranked and 6 World Title holders in the UFC, Bellator, WBO, WSOF and PKA and Podcasts for MMA Strength Training

Download Full Episode w/ Tony Here


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