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The Best Mats for Grappling and Groundwork

The Best Mats for Grappling and Groundwork

Grappling and groundwork are the basis of many martial arts and mixed martial arts practices. They also can be painful if you’re not practicing on the right surface. While basic foam tiles (like puzzle mats) may provide some protection, they are not the ideal mats for...

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The Difference Between Heavy Bags and Muay Thai Bags

The Difference Between Heavy Bags and Muay Thai Bags

While both can be considered types of heavy bags, there are many differences between muay thai bags and traditional heavy bags. From their design to their construction, these bags differ in the type of training they are ideal for.  What’s the difference between heavy...

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4 Things You Need for a Soothing Home Yoga Studio

4 Things You Need for a Soothing Home Yoga Studio

Designing a home yoga studio is an incredibly rewarding experience. Not only do you get a great place to train right in your own home, but you also get to make it your own!  When designing a home space for your yoga practice, first ask yourself what you are trying to...

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Is Foam a Good Flooring Choice for Yoga and Fitness?

Is Foam a Good Flooring Choice for Yoga and Fitness?

The flooring you choose to practice on has a huge impact on your yoga studio or home gym space. It determines how the space looks and feels. It also impacts the type of “yoga experience” you have in terms of comfort, stability, and the complexity of the poses you can...

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How to Clean and Care for Your Home Gym Space, the Proper Way

How to Clean and Care for Your Home Gym Space, the Proper Way

Having your own home gym space is liberating, convenient, and a pretty excellent way to train outside of the gym. Having said that, it’s your home gym space, which means it’s your job to keep it clean! Thankfully, you don’t have to have any special skills to get the...

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Inner Gloves or Hand Wraps: Which One is Right for You?

Inner Gloves or Hand Wraps: Which One is Right for You?

Using hand protection while training is important whether you’re a serious competitor, an amateur fighter, or someone who casually trains in boxing, cardio kickboxing, or MMA. Hand protection generally comes in two different types: inner gloves and hand wraps. Both...

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The 4 Bags Any Professional or Home Gym Should Have

The 4 Bags Any Professional or Home Gym Should Have

Bag training is essential for boxing, MMA, and many different styles of martial arts; it’s also a great form of cardio for those looking to get in shape. That’s why it’s essential for any home gym or fitness facility to have a collection of training bags. Depending on...

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