I am a Certified Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Coach and I like to lead the athletes I train by example. My training style is very interactive. I often engage in two-person exercises with my combat sports athletes and even spar with them.
This requires me to be in excellent physical condition. I am a lot older than my athletes and I am focusing more on techniques that can aid me in recovery and injury prevention.
The biggest obstacle on my fitness journey has been increasing my size and musculature. I was a prototypical 99 pound weakling and a hard gainer. I was able to add 20 pounds to my frame through a combination of diet and exercise. The first step I took was to bulk up.
I did this mainly by drinking a lot of milk and lifting weights. I eventually added more cardio and HIIT to my training routine to lose fat. I ending up losing a little weight, but I became much more cut.
As I get older, I am looking for ways to keep performing at a high level. I am paying a lot more attention to recovery and injury prevention these days. I purchased the next roller to help me in that regard.
I typically use the vibrating foam roller for about 20 minutes after every workout. I believe using the tool will help me to continue to perform at a high level. I have been so pleased with the roller that I am going to get the infinity ball next.
I do a lot of punching and it is definitely rough on my shoulders. I believe the infinity ball will help me target my shoulders better.
You can find Roderick on Instagram at @powellcombatarts.