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My Sprawl is an Avalanche that Crushes Everything below it

#TrueTalkTuesdays 55 One of the great sport psychology tools that I have used extensively throughout my career is morphism. What is morphism? Morphism is the act of conjuring a third party (person, object, or idea) and channeling their power to make you perform better. I’m not talking about using the dark arts to summon a […]

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A Reminder – Everyone is human

#TrueTalkTuesdays 54 After watching the 2019 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships, one is reminded that everyone is human. There are always upsets in each tournament that odds makers would never have expected. Spoilers ahead, proceed at your own risk 🙂 The featured image as just one of the upsets, with 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu product […]

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BTG Podcast 09 – Diet and Lifestyle

Robert and I go over nutrition, diet, and lifestyle balance in a practical, easy to approach way. Neither of us are nutritionists, but we have done research and have plenty of experience trying various diets. I discuss my diet too, which you can learn more about here: https://davidavellan.com/outline-of-my-diet-plan/ We also go over the proper mindset […]

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Weight Training

#TrueTalkTuesdays 53 Some martial artists believe that they do not need to lift weights to improve performance. They believe that simply practicing their martial art will give them enough resistance to build a physique that is well suited to their martial art. True and false. You can build up a strong body by thoroughly training […]

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BTG Podcast 08 – Mikey Musumeci

Rob and Dave interview 3-time IBJJF Black Belt World Champion and all around class act Mikey Musumeci. At only 23 years old, he has already reached what many believe to be the pinnacle of the sport – yet he is as humble as can be and wise beyond his years. Perhaps it’s because he has been […]

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Outline of my Diet Plan

#TrueTalkTuesdays 52 I have shared bits and pieces of what I have been doing for the past 9 months or so, but I haven’t laid out a complete plan. Until now. I will give you a quick summary if you haven’t followed my progress lately. I went from a soft 214lbs (probably around 20% body […]

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Back Trap System Seminar at Legacy BJJ – Los Angeles, CA

Back Trap System SeminarMonday, September 30th, 2019 from 7:30pm to 9:30pmLegacy BJJ Los Angeles330 N. Victory BlvdBurbank, CA 91502818-300-5884

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BTG Podcast 07 – Return of the Grappler

Robert Drysdale and I talk about UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov latest title defense, and the return of the grappler in the UFC – going into what techniques allow him to succeed and the ebb and flow of styles in MMA. We also discuss the relationship between athletes and coaches, performance anxiety and how visualization […]

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Do what you do not

#TrueTalkTuesdays 51 I get questions all the time from people asking what they should do to get to the next level of their training. Whether it is technical, cardio, diet, strength, or competition, people are looking for the next shiny object to take them there, and think I have a secret that will make all […]

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The Fragility of Strictness

#TrueTalkTuesdays 50 One of the most important aspects of reaching goals is consistency. This usually means waking up everyday, setting a plan of action, and executing – without missing a beat. But what happens when life throws you a curve ball? You get sick, injured, life emergency, or some other unavoidable obstacle interferes with your […]

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