- Combat sports are chaotic – thus you need a wide variety of “base” skills and fitness, but with a “super” athlete power of your own that you can sharpen, focus and improve continuously.
- We need more health, wellbeing and performance practitioners to work together with a willingness to show curiosity and experimentation around new ideas. You need to nurture an environment of continuous collaboration while allowing lots of space for challenging each other.
- Breath training, neurological/brain training, and water-based activities can all be valid pieces of training the training plan puzzle for MMA – maybe other sports should be “branching” out more in their training methods to build more “complete” athletes 😉
- Don’t worry too much about the brains of the MMA athletes – yes, obviously there is a danger. But Duncan and his team are literally doing every single thing there is to protect that major asset!
Duncan and Lorena’s NSCA Essentials of Sport Science can be viewed HERE.