Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Two Kettlebell Neck Exercises for Fighters

Neck stability, strength, and endurance are vital for all athletes involved in any contact sport. Especially for combat athletes and martial artists. It can make the difference between taking a hard shot that gets you KTFO or taking that same hard shot but it just rocks you. 

For this series of Neck Exercises, I use the Neck Bridge. Unlike in wrestling, I prefer not to arch my lower back. That involves lower back and neck mobility which is sport specific to wrestling for avoiding a pin or escaping bottom positions. A great movement for grapplers. 

If you can’t perform the bridge I’d recommend you start off with isometric holds to strengthen your neck muscles. Also, avoid these exercise until you’re strong enough to bridge with body weight for at least 2 mins and always start off with a lightweight.

Let me know how these exercises work for you and don't forget to comment and hit like on this post.




Neck strength, stability, and endurance is vital for all athletes involved in any contact sport. Especially for combat athletes and martial artists. It can make the difference between taking a hard shot that gets you KTFO 😴 or taking that same hard shot but it just rocks you. 👊💥 ______ 🤼‍♂️ For this series of Neck Exercises I use the Neck Bridge. Unlike in wrestling I prefer not to arch my lower back. That involves more lower back and neck mobility which is sport specific to wrestling for avoiding a pin or escaping bottom positions. A great movement for grapplers. ______ ❌ If you can’t perform the bridge I’d recommend you start off with isometric holds to strengthen your neck muscles. Also, avoid these exercise until you’re strong enough to bridge with body weight for at least 2 mins and always start off with a light weight. ______ 💪 Let me know how these exercises works for you and check link in bio for more training tips or to join us in a class. ______ #BJJ #MMA #MuayThai #ThaiBoxing #Kettlebell #Kettlebells #KettlebellWorkOut #Totowa #Montclair #LittleFalls #WoodlandPark #FairField #NJ #NorthJersey #NYC #MidTown #GarmentDistrict #Manhattan
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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Skip Knee Warm Up Complex

Warming up can make or break your training. There's more to warming up than just feeling "warm" or getting a light sweat going. 

There's activation, movement prep, mental prep, breathing, you're intentions for the training session, etc... the list goes on and on.

I've been working consistently on a Warm Up Blueprint for Muay Thai Boxers. Whether you're training solo or in a class, jumping rope and shadow boxing isn't enough. 

I have other warmup complexes, movement prep and guide coming soon. For now, hit the clock for a 3 min round and give do this at your next training session.

Best to your training,

Danny Millet


Monday, June 4, 2018

Putting Out Multiple Fires In Your Life

I can't believe it's already June. I'm thankful that May whipped by so fast because it was a hectic month for me; both financially and physically. If you're going through the same situation, here are a couple of tips to put out those fires...

Friday, May 25, 2018

What We Bought This Week At Trader Joe's

Hey guys, Maggie here! Danny let me take over the blog today to share what we buy at Trader Joe's in a typical week. So many of you ask us what we eat throughout the day to keep our energy up and also to control cravings so I thought I'd share the things we buy at Trader Joe's in our weekly shopping trip and a few of our favorite recipes!


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Balance and Stability When Blocking

Muay Thai die-hards are taught to block oncoming kicks with our shin. But if you take a look at the rules from the popular governing bodies here in NJ, NY, or PA (WKA, ABC, USMTA, etc...) there is no specification for what a block against kicks should look like. 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Building Stronger Muay Thai Kick Blocking

When it comes to Muay Thai, kicks must be blocked with your shin so that your opponent won't score. However, raising your knee against a kick isn't always enough if your opponent is kicking right through your shin or off balancing you. Here's how to strengthen your blocks so you don't look weak to the judges.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Ankle Openers for Muay Thai Teeps

One of the biggest problems I faced when I started Muay Thai was poor plantar flexion (pointing your foot out). I also see it in some of my newer students.

Back then, during a sparring class, I threw a teep and missed my partner. My coached yelled at me to point my foot. I fired again and missed. "He heard you yell it and stepped back," I thought to myself in frustration as the round continued.

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Right Way to Get Back to Muay Thai Training After Time Off

Getting back into shape is a bit harder than starting. If you had to take some time off from your training here are a couple tips to help you get back into shape.

Monday, April 2, 2018

How To Perform The Kettlebell Pull Over

The PullOver is a great exercise that targets the serratus, chest, and lat muscles. Here's how to perform with the kettlebell.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Two Hand Clean and Squat w/ Kettlebell

The clean is an exercise in which you must perform with explosiveness. 

How To
  1. Deadlift kettlebell.
  2. Explosively drive hips forward to standing position, high pull kettlebell and switch grip from handle to the horn. 
  3. With a proud chest and a straight back, squat down. 
  4. Go as low as you can without rounding your back or tucking your hips. 
  5. Explode back up to standing position.
  6. Release the bell to hang position; arms straight, holding bell by the handle
  7. Repeat for desired reps

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