Check out a quick interview and some scenes from a recent strength & conditioning session with a bunch of guys from the Alliance MMA fight team.


*I realize the form on the clean exercise on a couple guys isn’t ideal; it was their first time which was why the weight was light…it’s improved a ton since then.



Some of the athletes in the clip include:

Michael Chandler – @MikeChandlerMMA

Dominick Cruz – @TheDomin8r

Brandon Vera – @Verafied

Alexander Gustafsson – @AlexTheMauler

Myles Jury – @FuryJury

Vinc Pichel – @FromHellPichel

Paul Bradley – @PaulBradley184

Nick Piedmont – @NickPiedmontMMA

Jimmy Harbison – @Sweet_Jah

About Doug
Doug Balzarini, CSCS, MMA-CC, is the owner of DB Strength, which provides fitness training, education, and resources. He is also the strength and conditioning coach for Alliance MMA where he works with UFC Champion Dominick Cruz, Phil Davis, Brandon Vera, Travis Browne, Ross Pearson, Alexander Gustafsson, and more. Prior to starting his own business, Doug worked at Fitness Quest 10 as a personal trainer, strength coach, and Operations Director for Todd Durkin Enterprises (TDE).

He has completed some graduate work in Biomechanics at SDSU and has obtained multiple certifications including ACE, NSCA-CSCS, MMA-CC, TRX instructor training, EFI Gravity instructor training, LIFT Sandbag Certification, and FMS training. He has produced his own 2-DVD set on strength training for combat athletes, appeared in many fitness videos and articles, and was recently a coach on “The Ultimate Fighter” TV show.

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