I recently sat down with a good friend and colleague of mine, Dr. Kahl Goldfarb. Dr. Goldfarb is the owner of ‘Water and Sports Physical Therapy’ and currently works with a number of the professional athletes I train. We covered a number of MMA-related topics including; common injuries, pre-hab movements, referral networking, and much more.
On my DB Strength site, I will show you a few clips from the conversations I had…the entire interview will be recorded and available in the “Inner Circle” for any fellow MMACA certified coaches. To learn more about the MMACA program, click HERE.
Injuries are, unfortunately, unavoidable and part of the “MMA game”. Here what Dr. Goldfarb has to say on the subject and what you can do to be proactive.
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.
For more information please visit www.dbstrength.com.