Manny or Money?

  “Manny or Money?” By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS This Saturday, boxing history is going to be made. One way or the other. Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. Will it be one of the best fights of all-time? Time will only tell. Will it be one of the fights that keeps boxing relevant? […]

I’m Looking for REDEMPTION

When I was a junior in high school, I once cost my football team a win in a very important game against a big rival of ours. And that loss ultimately kept us out of the playoffs at the end of the year. Despite driving the team (Brick, NJ) the length of the field and […]

Napoleon Complex. How much is enough?

As I write this, my 1RM on the deadlift is 385 lbs (stop snickering). My 3RM on weighted pull-ups is bodyweight plus 105 lbs. I would say my pull-up numbers are respectable, the deadlift numbers, not so much. I’m hoping a couple months of Jim Wendler’s “5/3/1 training program” will help. My goal? I would […]

Strength & Conditioning for Combat Athletes

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is here to stay. Increased TV time, Pay-per-view success, major partnerships and sponsorships in place; this MMA “fad” isn’t going away. We are beginning to see the popularity of this sport effect the fitness industry as well. From the professional fighter to the casual fight fan, more and more clients are […]