Breaking Down 79 Ninja Warrior Obstacles Into Bite-Sized Chunks

Kacy Catanzaro on American Ninja Warrior

What’s the point of learning and teaching about optimal performance if you don’t put it into daily practice? This is the story of why I kicked myself just when I thought my ninja warrior training was going so well. Getting prepared for your most important performance doesn’t feel good. Or at least it shouldn’t. You … Read moreBreaking Down 79 Ninja Warrior Obstacles Into Bite-Sized Chunks

Get Fit With A Home Climbing Wall

Next Level Mental Game

When you can’t get to the gym, and it’s too cold to go outside, there’s nothing more awesome than some at home climbing and bouldering. I’ll be honest, when my friends at Modernizer first reached out to do a guest post for Flow Athletics, I didn’t see a good fit. After all, what does home … Read moreGet Fit With A Home Climbing Wall

3 Reasons You Should Try Bodyweight Fitness

Escapade by Diego De Silva

Fitness Without Weights, Equipment Or Rules There’s a grassroots movement out there trying to reconnect fitness with our natural, human way of moving. It’s fitness without weights, equipment or much in the way of rules. Some call it Movement Culture, others MovNat or bodyweight fitness. Many have no name for it at all. This culture … Read more3 Reasons You Should Try Bodyweight Fitness

7 Unusual And Effective Ways To Warm Up For The Win

Eddy Gordo Capoeira Tekken

Or How To Improve Performance And Reduce Injuries. One of our most popular articles is Under-appreciated Traits of Combat Athletes. The big question the article asks: “can you get better, faster, by focusing on traits other athletes neglect?” The answer is resoundingly, yes! It’s the Pareto Principle in action. Focus on the 20% that will … Read more7 Unusual And Effective Ways To Warm Up For The Win

Beyond The Foam Roller: 11 Drills To Keep You Moving

Foam Rolling Station at Fall Classic

While running a warm up area for the athletes playing in this year’s Fall Classic NYC (a charity bball game to support the Boys and Girls Club of America), foam rolling was far and away our most popular station. Funny enough, most everyone that used the rollers still wasn’t sure what it was they did. … Read moreBeyond The Foam Roller: 11 Drills To Keep You Moving

Prepare To Have The Best Training Sessions Of Your Life

Boxer Preparing for Training Session

You can’t just show up to a training session and expect to kill it every time. You’ve gotta get your mind right and prepare for your training sessions. You’ve gotta have a plan. So, let’s break down what it takes to prepare for training sessions. Here are the 3 pre-training steps you need to perform … Read morePrepare To Have The Best Training Sessions Of Your Life

Add This To Your Warmup Today

Minute Butterfly Stretch + 2 Minute Breath Meditation Get your hips loose and your mind right all at the same time. We all know how important it is to have flexible and open hips for better posture, reduced back pain and general body performance. If you’ve been reading this blog, you should also know the … Read moreAdd This To Your Warmup Today

Under-appreciated Traits of Combat Athletes

Can you get better, faster, by focusing on these neglected areas of fighter development? You can be sure of succeeding in your attacks if you only attack places which are undefended… So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong and to strike at what is weak. – Sun Tzu An MMA, BJJ … Read moreUnder-appreciated Traits of Combat Athletes