Tag Archives: mixed martial arts

Columbus Underground Gym Italy

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Trust me it doesn’t look like much but when the Beast come out to play there beware Happy Days


Boxers Delight Paris France

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Boxers delight if you ever find yourself in Paris excellent trainning faculty Happy Days Tough Spotters


Be Like Water

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A Great Sensie & man who influenced every aspect of not only martial arts but our way of life some people would say the most important thing in a fight is winning Bruce Lee always said one important thing is leaving said arena taking a lesson from your opponent. Happy Days Tough Spotters Happiness


Can No Body Hold Us Down

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We are always looking for ways to jazz up our lives so why not take those boring chin ups & add a weight belt & you guessed it weights for weighted chin ups Happy Days Tough Spotters Happiness


A True Spiritual Experience Valeau

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A true spiritual uplifting experience when played in a “Roda”Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music, and is sometimes referred to as a game. It was developed in Brazil mainly by African descendants with native Brazilian influences, probably beginning in the 16th century. It is known for quick and complex moves, using mainly power, speed, and leverage for a wide variety of kicks, spins, and highly mobile techniques. Happiness Tough Spotters Happy Days


Get Your Inner Neanderthal On

THE BRAZILIAN FLAG

THE BRAZILIAN FLAG – BANDERIA DO BRASIL – ORDEM E PROGRESSO

The next time your better half calls you a caveman or cavewoman, take it as a compliment regarding your highly evolved eating habits. 70% of the calories we eat today come from refined sugars, flour and vegetable oils. We’re hard-wired as primates to find something that’s sweet. We’ve taken that sweet and put it together with fat and we call it a donut. The Paleo Diet has been steadily adopted by the athletes worldwide to help get them in touch with their inner Neanderthal by fasting for a day here and there and chasing grueling workouts with brontosaurus-size quantities of meat. The bottom line is the diet is not complicated. Eat the food that you are adapted to in your genetic niche, and you’ll be OK. So what does it take to go Captain Caveman? (Hint: it’s definitely not hoarding copious amounts of mastodon meat in a separate cold storage unit in Alaska) Do some hunting and gathering in the outside aisles of your grocery store and stock up on protein rich in Omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, and lean meats and fresh fruits and vegetables. You can skip the dairy and grains section of the outside aisles. They are a no-go in the Paleo Diet philosophy. “Humans never ate dairy products. Can you imagine trying to milk a wild animal? That only occurred about 10,000 years ago. Lastly, get sunlight. Homo sapiens are meant to be outside (My Fellow Michiganders know this), not cooped up in dimly lit offices hunched over computers choking down a bag of microwave popcorn for lunch. Remember like the  T Shirt reads “Cavemen do it better”.


A Higher Calling

Talk around the water cooler seems to have shown that there could be the possibility to forge stronger, faster, and more enduring Tough Spotter Athletes through the use of hypoxia training. Tough Spotters always  obtain new techniques and training repertoires, mixing old & new & old & new again, one technique seems to be pushing out seemingly positive results at The Tough Spot Gym tadddaaaaa-”Elevation training”. Elevation training is a technique that was preeminently talked about in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. It was proposed that athletes in areas at higher altitudes, due to the lack of oxygen rich air, would have the competitive edge over others due to their abilities to more efficiently use the oxygen provided to them. Research has said that when an athlete is constantly exposed to this oxygen deprived atmosphere, their bodies would adapt in such a way to produce blood cells, hemoglobin, and hemocrit (oxygen carrying components). The lack of oxygen in high altitude areas also pushes the lungs to work harder therefore making them stronger allowing the athlete/person to draw in more air; more oxygen.


Unleash The Beast From Within

Training methods have changed dramatically in the last 10 years & for the better if I might say so myself. We are talking about unconventional training apparatus & routines, like heavy ropes, tyres, prowlers, rocks , kettlebells, sandbags, medicine balls together with body weight exercises. We at The Tough Spot Gym incorporate all the above to give our Tough Spotters a variety not to mention keep them on their toes. You might ask why I keep going on about this ? Because the results are there, research with trial & error have shown our body does not know muscle it knows movement. Unconventional training routines & workouts are usually known as caveman / cavewoman workouts. Let me elaborate a little on this in regards to using compound versus isolation exercises. Compound exercises are exercises that use more than one muscle group & run multiple joints in opposition to isolation exercises that limit one joint & one muscle group. An example of a multiple joint exercise would be the traditional squat, strengthening quadriceps,hamstrings, hip flexors & gluteus & working through the hip & knee-joint at the same time. A typical isolation exercise would be a preacher curl or dumbbell biceps curls that targets biceps & only moves the elbow joint. Even today still in gyms across our great nation we see the same thing day in day out an overweight guy walks on the treadmill for 4 minutes, then hits the chest press for a few sets, then he grabs the curl bar, stares into the mirror , then cranks out 2 sets of bicep curls. When he is done with that he grabs a squishy mat to do a few reps of crunches. If this sounds like you, you’re  in for a rude awakening ….. when you try our KATMA Strength & Conditioning Guide or take one of our group classes. You will learn to UNLEASH THE BEAST FROM WITHIN………


What We Are

photo 1 We get tons of emails & phone  calls about our performance center well put simply The Tough Spot Gym , is  Form Follows Function . Our approach to fitness is to train our Spotters  like  athletes.  So what if you don’t compete in any sport, why not feel & look like you do? You might have some friends that want you to play a pick up game of rugby or football, or your son or daughter or your significant other asks you to play soccer or football with them, don’t let being out of shape be an excuse.Remember never make excuses just make adjustments. Our promise to you  is to get you in that type of shape so you could partake in those types of activities without feeling like your lungs are going to fall out. The Tough Spot Gym will  improve your, Strength; power; stamina; balance; & agility. If the side effect of training with us is that you visually look like a Greek Goddess  or God, then who are we to question it. We offer dynamic and high performance classes, along with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Whether you are an athlete who wants to take their game to the next level, or someone who truly wants to be in the best shape of their life, The Tough Spot Gym  just may be the path that leads you there.


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