Before we released Cruiser Ready we ran a brief control group because we wanted some feedback. The most common feedback we got was a statement: ‘Oh yea this works…why?’ from officers who tried The Rookie. Non officers asked, ‘Why all seated?’ After a few months, the Rookie workout still gives me an awesome workout…I don’t […]
I don’t train for the looks or the muscles. I train for the one time I almost lost. I train for when my partner might almost lose and needs me more than ever. I train so I don’t get tired lifting the kids at the school when we visit. I train so that that one […]
For an organism to function normally and effectively, it is necessary that the biochemical processes of its tissues operate smoothly and conjointly in a stable setting. The endocrine system provides an essential mechanism called homeostasis that integrates body activities and at the same time ensures that the composition of the body fluids at the tissue […]
Recently talking to an officer in Texas the topic of diet came up. He wanted to drop some extra pounds but didn’t know how to do it. ‘I feel like it’s some magic formula.’ I asked him, ‘You ever keep a diet longer than 3 months?’ He looked at the ground and laughed out a […]
One of the fundamentals of both movement and performance is the ability to rotate effectively from the trunk. For officers and military it is absolutely necessary for the safety of the job; but wearing protective gear naturally restricts both thoracic movement and optimal breath mechanics. So when you’re off duty ensure to reset natural alignment. […]
“Your brain is too smart to allow you to have full horsepower in a bad body position, it’s called muscle inhibition. First move well, then move often” – Gray Cook Fitness programs for law enforcement must include an array of general fitness such as; strength, endurance, power, mobility, stability and flexibility. All are required to […]
ActiveTimes.com, one of the largest fitness blogs, asked Matt recently what he would recommend people have fallen off the fitness wagon do to climb back on. Check out his advice by clicking here!
Looking for a good core and shoulder workout? Check out this workout from MSF with an Onnit Steel Club. Here’s a preview from our new MSF series. Stay tuned for big MSF announcements next week.
We posted The Gear in full on Youtube. If you like it, make sure you buy more of our products in the shop, they are all of this quality.
Check out Matt’s new article in Onnit Academy Magazine about the relationship between fitness and combatives!
I remember when the argument first started on forums. It’s an age old argument but technology has forced it to change. Instead of seminars or magazine reader write-ins, it had shifted to the digital space. ‘Mixed martial art is more effective than traditional martial art.’ ‘A traditional martial art master can overcome any mixed martial […]
Famous American Martial Arts instructor recognizes the power of breathing exercises Matt Powell, a successful martial arts instructor from the USA kindly shared his experience on using the Frolov device: «I began using the Frolov device in 2000 in coordination with my martial art training. I heard it mentioned by a teacher of mine and decided to buy one. I noticed the benefits immediately for my overall respiratory health. I just […]
Matt discusses the finer mechanics of a wrist release, why we drag an opponent, and how fight training is like kettlebell lifting.
Are you training your neurology to be better on the gun? Matt Powell of Pramek and Aaron Cowan of Sage Dynamics combine for the first firearms focused fitness video. It’s all about getting faster, stronger, and more accurate using specialized exercises designed around firearms.
The first in the Warrior Mode Series for Pramek, this biomechanics focused training is led by Pramek Fitness Lead Coach, Erik ‘Esik’ Melland (click for bio). In Warrior Mode Basic Training, Erik takes the student through a person, detailed program of bodyweight exercises compiled into a series of routines in a system Erik has created […]
The 25% Rule of Pramek is our guiding rule in combatives. Will we always obey it? No. But we can always train to it. Many combatives and martial art systems focus on the threat at hand, thinking little of what happens after the threat is addressed. Many forget they need a reserve. By training to […]
In this video, Matt Powell, while teaching at Pramek Cleveland, demonstrates different types of ground movements with weapons. This is not meant to be direct firearms instruction, but how to utilize weapons training to reinforce proper movement mechanics. In the online and social media world, ‘rolling’ with pistols has become a fad. Matt specifically discusses […]
It was a great SHOT show this year and we saw a lot of old friend and made a lot of new ones. If you want to see all the photos and some exclusive videos and stories, join our newsletter…!
In the martial arts, we talk alot about two subjects…science and short cuts. Tighten up the circles, a quicker way to execute a throw, The science and understanding of equilibrium is one of the fastest short-cuts to achieve results that we have at our disposal. First, let’s look at the physiology of equilibrium. Human equilibrium […]