Meditation and Combat Sports

Meditation and Combat Sports: What You Need to Know A couple of weekends ago I was in San Francisco and made plans with my friend and former U Penn wrestler Zack Ellis to hit up a BJJ practice and teach some takedowns to the MMA team at his gym. A few days before we were … Read moreMeditation and Combat Sports

Fix Your Sleep For Perfect Performance

Today’s anxiety-ridden, performance focused world can steal away our eight hours of heavenly rest and replace it with a night spent tossing and turning. Are you getting the sleep you need to perform at your best? According to a national survey, if you’re between the ages of 19 and 29, chances are, you’re not. Take … Read moreFix Your Sleep For Perfect Performance

Save Olympic Wrestling – What to Read, Watch and What to Do

A week after the IOC debacle, there’s a lot of content and analysis out there on the Interwebs. I wanted to put together a list of the articles and videos I feel best represent the issue.   Best article on why wrestling was really dropped by the IOC:–ioc-fila-fate-2020-summer-games   Sickest highlights:   Most emotional … Read moreSave Olympic Wrestling – What to Read, Watch and What to Do

Excerpt from "Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience"

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience is written by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the father of positive psychology. Dr. Csikszentmihalyi’s research is fundamental to the mission of Flow Athletics. Let me make that clear, Flow Athletics is not endorsed or sponsored by Dr. Csikszentmihalyi; we are inspired by his work.   In fact, if you check out … Read moreExcerpt from "Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience"

Brain Food Recipes for Combat Athletes

A little while ago, Flow Athletics put up our most popular post to date – 10 Best Brain Foods for Combat Athletes.   The superfoods in that list improve memory, boost brain performance and provide essential nutrition that should be part of any combat athlete?s diet.   So the question is, how do I add … Read moreBrain Food Recipes for Combat Athletes

Wrestling Strength Map

BJJ coach and public speaker Dan Faggella published a great article at The Science of Skill: Strengths Mapping for Faster Improvement. Strength Mapping is a way to focus your training time so you can get maximum benefit. Dan put up a screenshot of a sample strength map used by a brazilian jiu jitsu fighter – … Read moreWrestling Strength Map

10 Best Brain Foods for Combat Athletes

foods to nourish your mind as well as your body ### Update: Check out part 2 of this series, where I share some brain food receipes developed by my friend and professional chef Mark McLean. ### Food fuels our workouts, improves our recovery from stress and injuries, strengthens our body and mind, and supports our … Read more10 Best Brain Foods for Combat Athletes

Grapple at the Garden

Collegiate Wrestling at MSG This Sunday Madison Square Garden hosted the worlds oldest sport.    Collegiate wrestling [invaded] Madison Square Garden for the first time in its illustrious 133 year history for the inaugural “Grapple at the Garden,” presented by on Sunday, December 16. A robust field of fourteen top notch wrestling teams including … Read moreGrapple at the Garden