Author Archives: Eric Wong

2 Keys to Combating New Baby BACK PAIN

My little girl recently turned 5 months. It’s been amazing watching her learn and do new things and I’ve been trying to copy all of the new movements that I see her do. One of her latest moves is to bury her head when she’s on her tummy, lift her butt up, then push off…

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The SPLIT Snatch (Olympic lifting exercise variation)

This is a variation of the traditional Snatch exercise that I learned when I took a 2 day workshop on the Olympic lifts. It’s a great variation in general and also for those unable to due the traditional Squat Snatch because of mobility issues. Check it out: With this variation, the Snatch is now available…

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Low Back Stretching | 1 Strength Session/Week | Fitness Trackers | [ASK ERIC]

In today’s QnA video, I answer the following questions: What are some good ways to stretch your lower back? – Jesse Davila, San Antonio USA  [00:29] If you have only time to do one strength training session a week (besides all the MMA skill and conditioning work), which exercises would you include when the focus…

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Eggs for High T | Piriformis Release | Glutes [ASK ERIC]

In today’s QnA video, I answer the following questions: I hate eggs but am trying your recommended T booster diet – is there a substitute? – Garry Mcdonell, Canada  [mm:ss] I do have a piriformis muscle issue. I was told the exercises you do for that depends on whether the muscle is shortened or lengthened.…

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TUBTHUMPING aka on COMING BACK

“I get knocked down. But I get up again. You’re never gonna keep me down.” This is a line from the (annoying) hit song from many years ago called Tubthumping by Chumbawamba. It popped into my head after I read an email that landed in my Inbox all the way from Australia from Steve Taliss,…

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1 Tip to Quickly Add 10 Pounds to Your Clean and Jerk

True power comes from your ability to quickly go from rest to max force and back and forth and the Olympic Lifts are amazing at training your ability to execute this important skill. You don’t need to lift a lot of weight to benefit from the Olympic lifts, but you do need to perform them…

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Speed | Lose Fat or Build Muscle | ITB Tightness [ASK ERIC]

Got a question for me? Submit it at http://EricWongMMA.com/ask-eric In this video, I answer the following questions: How can I train for explosive speed for 1 and done type point fighting? – John Monk, Canada [01:09] For the 3DF Hip Flexor sequence, is there an alternative for grabbing the ankle of the back foot? –…

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How to Boost Your CONFIDENCE

con-fi-dence: belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities Grade 9 was not a confident year for me… It was my first year at a new high school where it seemed like everyone knew everyone else because I didn’t come from one of the typical feeder schools and because I skipped Grade 7 and thus…

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34 Things I Learned in 2014

34 years ago, I was born. I used to think that giving birth was no big deal, since we as a species (and all other species) have been doing it since forever. But since the birth of my baby girl Livia, that mindset has changed. Even though it’s been done trillions of times over since the…

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Best cardio for FAT LOSS?

I was skimming through the never-ending pile of emails in my Inbox and after the excitement of reading a status update on my new project from my manufacturer (sample is READY) I saw this question from Jeremy in response to the last few emails I’ve sent regarding conditioning and cardio: “Eric, I’m not a fighter…

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