On this epsiode, I welcome Dr Mike Piekarski aka. @doctor_kickass about to talk about S&C for MMA.
As I discuss with Mike, I've believe that in being so focused on skill development in practice, I've been guilty of undervaluing the role of S&C, in particular when it comes to competition.
My concern with not cutting into valuable 'learning' time, inevitably had me neglect and deemphasize the importance of S&C.
As part of rebalancing and moving forward with my team. I reached out to Mike for some insight, advice and direction.
Being a BJJ blackbelt, a former MMA fighter and an active Dr of Physical Therapy, Mike seemed to be an obvious choice to invite on for discussion.
I very much enjoyed talking with him, and encourage anyone in the MMA space to give him a follow on IG where he posts most of his content.
I do plan to have more S&C coaches and scientists on going forward as a part of my rebalancing of training focus.
Onwards and Upwards! Enjoy the convo with Dr Kickass!